Kansas was once occupied by legions of native american indians
Traveling the santa fe and oregon trails west to the pacific ocean, many pioneers, in search of a new life, found the wide-open spaces and farmable land here the perfect place to settle.
Located at the crossroads of america\'s future and historic past
The kansas river (locally known as the kaw), formed by the junction of the smoky hill and republican rivers at appropriately-named junction city.
Brown v. board of education national historic site in topeka.
California national historic trail.
Fort larned national historic site in larned.
Fort scott national historic site.
Lewis and clark national historic trail.
Nicodemus national historic site at nicodemus.
Oregon national historic trail.
Pony express national historic trail.
Santa fe national historic trail.
Tallgrass prairie national preserve near strong city.
Capital City:- Topeka
Kansas Quarter:- The fourth quarter to be released in 2005 commemorates the State of Kansas.
Largest Cities (by population):- Wichita, Overland Park, Kansas City, Topeka, Olathe, Lawrence.
The origin of the name Kansas is reported to be from a name associated with local Indians that were called \"Kansa\" or \"Kaw\" meaning South Wind, or People of the South Wind.
Currency:- U.S. Dollar.
Kansas is bordered by nebraska on the north; missouri on the east; oklahoma on the south; and colorado on the west.
It is located equidistant from the pacific and the atlantic oceans.
The geodetic center of north america was located in osborne county.
Most of modern kansas was secured by the united states as part of the louisiana purchase.
Kansas ranks 8th in u.s. oil production. production has experienced a steady, natural decline as it becomes increasingly difficult to extract oil over time.
kansas ranks 8th in u.s. natural gas production. production has steadily declined since the mid-1990s with the gradual depletion of the hugoton natural gas field—the state\'s largest field which extends into oklahoma and texas.
Kansas countless museums
Arts & culture
Farms, ranches and wineries
Outdoors - biking, birding, boating, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, hunting, sailing, water skiing is just the beginning of the outdoor experiences to enjoy.
Sports & entertainment - play a round of golf, root for your favorite college, pro or semi-pro team, or place a bet at a casino.
Kansas is blooming this May.
Enjoy mother nature\'s spring feast for the senses: wildflowers, orchids, begonias, honeysuckles, iris, peonies, and poppies.
Kansas is served by two interstate highways with one beltway, two spur routes, and three bypasses, with over a total of 874 miles (1,407 km) in all.
Kansas also has the second largest state highway system in the country after California.
I-70 is a major east/west route connecting to St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, in the east and Denver, Colorado, in the west.
The state\'s only major commercial airport is Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, located along US-54 on the western edge of the city.
Most air travelers in eastern Kansas fly out of Kansas City International Airport, located in Platte County, Missouri.
Connecting flights are available from smaller airports in Dodge City, Garden City, Great Bend, Hays, and Salina.
Make sure you take all of your information with you.
Be aware of the people around you.
Music of Kansas
List of fountains in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area