I received this question from a friend:
I am looking for a quick Kansas getaway. And I knew where to come – to your website. Coming from the Kansas City area, I’m interested in your posts about Central/Western Kansas. What would you recommend? We’re just going for a night or two.
Needs a Vacation
Dear Needs a Vacation,
I’d love to help! Here are three possible trips you could take.
2. If you want to go farther west (and who could blame you?), you might try the Post Rock Scenic Byway.Get off I-70 at Wilson. The town of Wilson is south of the highway, a Czech community that sounds interesting–we didn’t tour it. Then go north from Wilson to Lucas, and enjoy the Grassroots Art displays, including S.P. Dinsmoor’s Garden of Eden. Be sure to eat lunch at the K-18 Cafe. Yummy diner food! The bonus on this trip is the beautiful Lake Wilson. In fact, you may want to look for a cabin on the lake. It’s really lovely.
3. If you want a longer adventure, try going all the way to Oakley on I-70, then drive south on the Western Vistas Scenic Byway. The scenery is indescribable, and there are several points of interest along the way. If you’re up for a little dirt road driving, you’ll find the Monument Rocks off this highway. Check out Lake Scott State Park, and if you get clear to Scott City, stop at Tate’s for good homestyle cooking.