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High Plains, Kansas

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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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The Cheyenne County Museum

The museum features a diorama complete with prehistoric fossils uncovered locally. This diorama shows life as it progressed over the millenia on the High Plains, and includes furniture and period exhibits of frontier life. All of the exhibits are of Cheyenne County history.

St. Francis, KS Museums

Apollo 17 Marker

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 44

St. Francis, KS Landmarks

Hunter's Pumpkin Farm

Hunter's Pumpkin Farm is all about good old-fashioned fun for the whole family. Whether your on your way to the pumpkin patch to find that perfect jack-o-lantern, purchasing some yummy homemade breads, checking out the animals, or hanging out watching the kids run and play, we'

Kirwin, KS Pumpkin Patches

Township Hall

Construction for the Township Hall started in 1934 as a Works Progress Administration Project (WPA) with completion and dedication in 1939

Nicodemus, KS Historic Buildings

Last Indian Raid Museum

The Decatur County Museum is a celebration of prairie life. You can step back into the past by visiting the one-room schoolhouse, 1885 depot and jail, sod house and tack room. The museum has fifteen full buildings with over 15,000

Oberlin, KS Museums


Norton County Historical Museum

Did you know that Norton County, Kansas, was the site of one of the biggest meteor impacts in the United States? At about 5:00 p.m. on February 18, 1948, there was a loud explosion and fireball approximately 15

Norton, KS Museums


Prairie Dog Town

Prairie Dog Town began as a hobby 30 years ago, with a pet coyote named "Missy", a pet badger named, "Badge" and a bobcat named "Shasta"

Oakley, KS Wildlife Refuges

Fort Wallace Museum

On the grounds of the Fort Wallace Museum visitors will find the original Pond Creek Stage Station, built in 1865 as a "home station"

Sharon Springs, KS Museums

Prairie Trails Golf Course

The golf enthusiast can enjoy a challenging 9-hole grass green municipal golf course on the east side of town. The course provides a nine-hole par 35

Hill City, KS Golf Courses

Riverside Recreation

Golf - 9 holes, grass greens, club house, cart rental

St. Francis, KS Golf Courses

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