Once the hunting grounds of nomadic Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians, the High Plains is grand in scale. This is a land of vast rolling praries, sculpted by creeks, rivers, and shimmering fields of golden grain. Here you can wander the "Kansas Pyramids" - or Monument Rocks National Landmark - a fossil hunter's paradise, where prehistoric inland seas once covered the plains. You'll also come across High Plains towns, rich in history, country charm and some of the most unusual small-town museums in the nation. What's the best way to get to the High Plains of Kansas? Head northwest and follow a road less traveled.
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State Historic Site In 1982 the State of Kansas purchased approximately twenty-three acres of the original Cottonwood Ranch. Today the Kansas State Historical Society administers the property as one of the state's best preserved historic sites. In the late 1800Morland, KS Pioneer History
Find out about the history of Goodland with a tour of 36 historic homes, buildings, landmarks, stained glass and including Goodland's infamous brick streets. Some of the homes in Goodland were designed in the Queen Anne and Bungalow style of architecture. 1102Goodland, KS Tours
Oakley's Fick Fossil and Historical Museum is listed among the 25 Great Museums in the U.S. Local fossils, a general store, fine antiques, a sod house, artifacts from Fort Monument, and over 1,500 photographs makes this museum both entertaining and educational.Oakley, KS Museums
St. Francis, Kansas is the birthplace and boyhood home of Apollo astronaut, Ron Evans, who was aboard the Apollo 17 in its sixth and final lunar expedition of the Apollo series in 1972. While aboard the expedition, Ron Evans made the longest space walk of the time at 44St. Francis, KS Landmarks