Kansas' Scenic Byways

Cedar Bluff State Park - Kansas
Cedar Bluff State Park - Kansas

"Cedar Bluff State Park is divided into two, unique areas along the shorelines of Cedar Bluff Reservoir. The Bluffton Area, on the north shore, provides nearly 350 acres for visitors.

It is the most developed area and provides a variety of facilities to meet the outdoor enthusiasts needs. ... Fishing can be fantastic in the Bluffton area also. Nearly all of the shoreline is accessible and there's a covered, handicap accessible fishing dock as well.
The Page Creek Area, on the south shore of the reservoir, is nearly 500 acres in size. It is not quite as developed but provides some of the finest primitive camping in the state with its large shade trees and sandy shorelines." http://ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Locations/Cedar-Bluff



"The Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway is approximately 42 miles in length and extends from the western city limits of Medicine Lodge to the junction of U.S. 160 and U.S. 183 at Coldwater. It bisects the beautiful Gypsum Hills. Travelers have the opportunity to see flat mesas, deep canyons, sharp high hills, red soils and caprock formations,"

http://www.naturalkansas.org/gypsum.htm

"Ancient floodplains, buttes, canyons, mesas and sinkholes are rare on the Great Plains.  Yet, nestled in the Kansas grasslands is the Gypsum Hills, or Red Hills, with plenty of geologic diversity.  The Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway is enchantingly noteworthy for its rolling, weathered hills, picturesqe vistas and outdoor recreational options.  The drive affords tantalizing views of the rugged landscape and includes two scenic overlooks to help you soak it all in."

http://www.travelks.com/ksbyways/gypsum-hills/


 

"Nature's Roller Coaster," the Post Rock Scenic Byway was established in 1998 along Kansas Highway 232 from Interstate 70 north to its intersection with Kansas Highway 18 at Lucas.  It winds through crop and pasture land in a section of Kansas with heritage uniquely American." http://www.lucaskansas.com/Post_Rock_Scenic_Byway.html

 

"Lucas, a farming community of 407 people, is known as the "Grassroots Art Capital of Kansas". The World’s Largest Souvenir Travel Plate welcomes you to town, and traditional Post Rock limestone architecture enhances neighborhoods and downtown businesses. Lucas is home to a thriving downtown, a community-based, first-run movie theater, and some wonderful art experiences. World famous outsider art environment Garden of Eden has been an attraction since 1907, built by Civil War Veteran S.P. Dinsmoor. Over 150 three story concrete structures show the pioneering spirit of this town that embraces art by everyday people. The Garden of Eden is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, also consists of a stone log cabin home and a mausoleum where Mr. Dinsmoor and his first wife are buried.The Grassroots Art Center houses the work of untrained artists of the region. While in Lucas don't miss The Worlds Largest Things just south of the Garden of Eden. Be sure to see the World's Smallest Mural and also remember to bring a chair for Erika's "Chairy" Tree.
Stop by for a taste of traditional recipe Czechlovakian bologna from Brant’s Meat Market, now in its third generation, and experience the quirky wonderful things Lucas has to offer."

http://www.lucaskansas.com/

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