This is Kansas - Kansas is Beautiful Travel Guide

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!

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  • - Scenic Drive
  • - Landmark

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.

Kansas Waterfalls - Featuring Prather Creek Falls

Kansas Waterfalls

I have discovered almost 100 waterfalls in Kansas, which are all included in my Kansas waterfalls page!

Explore Waterfalls
Kansas Scenic Drives - Kansas Roads and Byways

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
Kansas Landmarks - Monument Rocks and More

Kansas Landmarks

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 Parks & Lakes

Kansas is full of beautiful parks and lakes to explore!

Explore Parks
Kansas Trails

Kansas Trails

Kansas has hundreds of miles of hiking trails and biking routes worth checking out!

Explore Trails

Kansas Regions

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 - Prather Creek Falls

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 - Rainbow over Northwest Kansas

Western Kansas

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
Kansas Waterfalls - Featuring Prather Creek Falls

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 - Windmill Milky Way

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 - The Sunrise Before Harvest

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
Northeast Kansas - Grinter Farms Sunflowers

Northeast Kansas

The northeast portion of Kansas includes very distinct scenery, some of our largest cities and some beautiful waterfalls.

Northeast Kansas
Southeast Kansas - The Hollow

Southeast 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