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Post Rock Country, Kansas

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With its steep, grassy slopes, Post Rock Country resembles the Yorkshire countryside. Even after more than 100 years, miles and miles of stone fence posts still stand. Here is the original "home on the range," that inspired Dr. Brewster Higley to write one of the most lasting refrains and what came to be the state song of Kansas. In Post Rock Country, you'll unearth one surprise after another. You'll find the unexpected (and the unexplained all circling around the exact Geographic Center of the continental United States.

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Waconda Lake Wildlife Area

Public hunting areas are limited in Kansas, so demand is high. less than 1% of land in Kansas is public land. Management continually seeks to enhance quality.

Big Game:

, KS Hunting

Smoky Hill Vineyards & Winery

Back in 1919, over 250 acres of grapes were planted in the fields around Salina. In those same fields old riding stables have been converted into a winery. Many of the winery'

Salina, KS Wineries

Downs Golf Course

The Downs Golf Course is open to the public and located only four miles north of the city. It is a challenging, well kept, nine-hole sand green course.

Downs, KS Golf Courses

Rock City

The rocks at Rock City are huge sandstone concretions in an area about the size of two football fields, 200 rocks--some as large as houses -- dot the landscape. There is no other place in the world where there are so many concretions of such giant size.

Minneapolis, KS Natural Attractions


Emanuel Lutheran Church

The Emanuel Lutheran Church was constructed in 1902

WaKeeney, KS Historic Churches

Sod and Stubble Country Self-Guided Auto Tour

Three miles northwest of the city of Downs is located the site of the 1871 homestead of immigrant Henry Ise. In 1873, Henry married seventeen-year old Rosa Haag of Holton, Kansas and brought her west to live. Twelve children (five girls and seven boys) were born on this homestead in the 27

Downs, KS Pioneer Life

Rush County Historical Museum

Housed in an old Santa Fe Depot which has been moved from Timken, Kansas, a town famous for its early family ties with the Timken Roller Bearing Company.

La Crosse, KS Museums

Nazareth Motherhouse

Known as the beacon light of Concordia, the well-known rose window looks over the community from the convent. It is the official Motherhouse and Home for the 260 Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia. It was built in 1903 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Sites

Concordia, KS Historic Churches

Nature Trails

Lakewood and Indian Rock Park trail systems provide unique urban experiences. The natural area and trails in Lakewood are constructed in the old lake bed, while Indian Rock trails are developed around the Historical Indian Rock.

Salina, KS Nature Trails

Higley Cabin - "Home on the Range"

In this cabin, in 1872, Dr. Brewster M. Higley, a homesteading doctor from Ohio, wrote the words for the song, "Home on the Range", that was adopted as the state song of Kansas in 1947.

Smith Center, KS Pioneer Life


Outdoor Murals

This mural is painted on the side of the building bordering Cecil Bricker Park at 8th and Main in downtown Russell.

Russell, KS Arts

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