"Eastern Kansas - Interesting!" Top 5 Page for this destination Kansas by Bwana_Brown
Kansas Travel Guide: 2,270 reviews and 5,234 photos
Following a 2-day meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, I had a weekend to kill before heading back east for a second meeting in upstate New York. Well, I thought that I would probably never be this close to Kansas again for some time, so why not do some exploring along its eastern edge?
The weather was sunny and almost warm (14 C) as I set out from Kansas City at noon on a Friday, heading slightly west and south for an eventual 200 miles before I almost ran into the Oklahoma border! I really enjoyed Kansas, tooling along it's back highways and taking in the sights. Yes, there are lots of great sights in Kansas if you give it a chance!
I had a short but very enjoyable tour of a museum dedicated to a retired coal mine in the southeast part of the state. The feature attraction is their old electric shovel, shown here. The operator's cabin is about half-way up the left side and the red railings allow you to tour the various parts of the shovel without falling off. A couple of my Must See tips give a bit more information on the story of this big old beast!
- Pros:Relaxing with not much traffic on the back roads
- Cons:The scenery could be repetitive if you stayed long enough!
- In a nutshell:Worth taking a look, a slower-paced life
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