Wichita Weekend Getaways

National Park Service

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is a new kind of national park. The preserve protects a nationally significant example of the once vast tallgrass ecosystem.

Brown V Board Of Education National Historic Site
This National Historic Site commemorates the landmark Supreme Court decision aimed at ending segregation in public schools. The site consists of the Monroe Elementary School.

Kansas State Parks

Wilson State Park

Mushroom Rock State Park

Kanopolis State Park

Sand Hills State Park

Cheney State Park

El Dorado State Park

Fall River State Park

Kaw River State Park

Cross Timbers State Park

Elk City State Park

Eisenhower State Park

Oklahoma State Parks

Little Sahara State Park

Gloss Mountain State Park

Great Salt Plains State Park

Osage Hills State Park

Bureau of Reclamation

Cheney Reservoir

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge

Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge

US Army Corps of Engineers

Great Salt Plains Lake

Kanopolis Lake

Marion Reservoir

Kaw Lake

El Dorado Lake

Council Grove Lake

Birch Lake

Skiatook Lake

Hulah Lake

Fall River Lake

Toronto Lake

Copan Lake

Elk City Lake

Melvern Lake

John Redmond Reservoir

Pomona Lake

Oologah Lake

Scenic Byways

Flint Hills Scenic Byway
Gateway to the tallgrass prairie, the Flint Hills Scenic Byway offers travelers an unchanged view of the grasslands of the Great Plains. Explore historic sites, quaint towns, and scenic vistas as you discover where the West truly begins.

Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway
This byway in south central Kansas runs through red hills noted for their picturesque beauty and unique landscape.

Native Stone Scenic Byway
Drive the Native Stone Scenic Byway through a Kansas area famous for its native limestone. See limestone fences, as well as bridges and buildings built from the native stone.

Osage Nation Heritage Trail Byway
This byway runs on U.S. Highway 60 stretching west from Bartlesville, through Pawhuska, to Ponca City.

Post Rock Scenic Byway
As you travel the lush rolling hills of nature's roller coaster, the Post Rock Scenic Byway, limestone outcroppings vein the Smoky Hills around beautiful Wilson Lake. Industrious early settlers quarried this creamy-buff, brown-striped native limestone rock for

Prairie Trail Scenic Byway
Experience Swedish culture and natural Kansas on this 56-mile route through McPherson and Ellsworth Counties.

Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway
Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway moves through radiant wetlands full of wildlife, prairie vistas with immense skies, and rural communities shaped by nature and the entrepreneurial spirit. Clouds of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes descend; and pelicans, Bald and

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