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Apr 19

[ARCHIVED] Travel Around Kansas: Ideas for Weekend Road Trips

The original item was published from April 19, 2017 2:33 PM to April 20, 2017 2:27 PM

With spring in full swing, the State Library of Kansas has several books that might help you plan a weekend road trip.

Want to see the oldest public library this side of the Mississippi operated continuously in the same building since 1876?  Plan a road trip to Blue Rapids.

Want to do a Post Rock country tour?  Check out the Post Rock Scenic Byway in Russell County.

Would you like to know more about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s childhood home?  Head over to Independence.
 
These places are just a few examples of where you can experience getaways in Kansas.  There are unique places to learn more about, if you want to venture off the major highways.

Be sure to check with your local public library to see if they have similar titles. Books that might be helpful include:

Kansas Off the Beaten Path
 
Kansas Off the Beaten Path


Kansas Weekend Guide and Kansas Weekend Guide 2
Kansas Weekend Guide


Kansas Guidebook for Explorers
Kansas Guidebook for Explorers

Exploring Kansas
Exploring Kansas

8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook
8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook

Kansas Trail Guide
Kansas Trail Guide

Happy travels!

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