Kansas is Beautiful - A Travel Guide to Kansas by Mickey Shannon Photography
From the rolling Flint Hills to the towering chalk pyramids of Monument Rocks, Kansas has both obvious and hidden beauty. I created Kansas is Beautiful as a way to showcase all the travels I have made in my home state of Kansas. I've traveled to dozens of waterfalls, driven all the beautiful byways, sat out under the stars at Teter Rock, watched many sunset at the Keeper of the Plains and hiked the trails at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. There is so much beauty to this state if you just do a little adventuring and exploring. Hopefully the pages of information you find here will help you to discover it for yourself!
Kansas Landmarks & Locations
The sections below will give you a lot to explore! From dozens of waterfalls to man-made landmarks like the Keeper of the Plains and natural wonders like Monument Rocks and Little Jerusalem.
I have discovered almost 100 waterfalls in Kansas, which are all included in my Kansas waterfalls page!Explore Waterfalls
Kansas Scenic Drives
With 12 state byways and countless beautiful back roads, there's a ton of awesome drives out there to be had!Explore Drives
Whether man-made like the Keeper of the Plains or a natural phenomenon like Monument Rocks, Kansas has some beautiful landmarks!Explore Landmarks
Kansas Parks & Lakes
Kansas is full of beautiful parks and lakes to explore!Explore Parks
Kansas has hundreds of miles of hiking trails and biking routes worth checking out!Explore Trails
Kansas has a number of distinct regions to explore! From the iconic tallgrass prairies of the Flint Hills to the distinct rock formations of western Kansas, take a look at the regions below to get started in your exploration!
The Flint Hills
Whether it's the large abundance of spring and summer wildflowers, the majestic rolling hills named after the flint that sits at their surfaces or the hidden beauty found throughout the Flint Hills, there's something for everyone in this beautiful region of Kansas!Explore The Flint Hills
Western Kansas is full of natural wonders and ancient history! Most people drive right through this area on I-70 and completely miss so many beautiful features!Western Kansas
The Gypsum Hills
One of the most scenic places in all of Kansas are the Gypsum Hills and encompass a large portion of south central Kansas from about Medicine Lodge in the east to around Ashland in the west.Explore The Gypsum Hills
North Central Kansas
Some of the best lakes and byways in Kansas reside in the north central portion of the state. Wilson Lake, Kanopolis State Park, Rock City, Post Rock Scenic Byway, Coronado Heights and more make up a ton of natural beauty in this part of the state!North Central Kansas
South Central Kansas
From the Keeper of the Plains in Wichita to Quivira Wildlife Refuge and Cowley Falls, south central Kansas has a wide variety of scenery and locations to visit!South Central Kansas
The northeast portion of Kansas includes very distinct scenery, some of our largest cities and some beautiful waterfalls.Northeast Kansas
Whether it's the history of driving Route 66 and the Frontier Military Scenic Byway, hiking the many scenic state parks or waterfall hunting, southeast Kansas has a lot to offer!Southeast Kansas