Attractions

LAND AND SKY KANSAS SCENIC BYWAY - 
CHEYENNE, SHERMAN & WALLACE COUNTIES

For 88 miles along K-27 between Sharon Springs and Nebraska, travelers will be immersed in views of cropland, livestock, and wildlife. The route’s unique features include Mount Sunflower, the highest point in the state; a giant reproduction of a Van Gogh sunflower painting; and the Arikaree Breaks. In Goodland: Look for the kiosk with interpretive signage on the west side of the street in Goodland at the intersection of Hwy. 27 (Commerce) and Old U.S. Hwy. 24. In St. Francis: The kiosk is located near the Kansas/Nebraska State Line at Hwy. 27 and Logan. Check out travelks.com/ksbyways.
WESTERN VISTAS HISTORIC BYWAY - 
WALLACE COUNTY

A 100-mile route from Lake Scott north on U.S. Hwy. 83 to Oakley, then west on U.S. Hwy. 40 to Sharon Springs takes you through chalk formations, buttes, and valley remains of a sea that flowed here 80 million years ago. American Indians, pioneers, early military, Wild West characters, and paleontologists knew this land well. Find a kiosk with incredible views and interpretive signage located 27 miles south of Oakley or 17 miles north of Scott City on U.S. Hwy. 83. Check out travelks.com/ksbyways.

These three counties, bursting with charm and geographical beauty, are waiting just for you.

Ancient Indian Traders Trail
Cheyenne County

Ancient Indian Traders Trail

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT Bird City, KS 67731

From U.S. Hwy. 36 1/2 mile west to Hwy. 161. From this junction to the Nebraska state line Hwy. 161 was designated the Ancient Indian Traders Trail to remember that it has been used for thousands of year by various tribes traveling throughout this region.

Arikaree Breaks
Cheyenne County

Arikaree Breaks

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 7:00am to 7:00pm CDT St. Francis, KS 67756

North of St. Francis. This is breathtakingly beautiful terrain featuring rough terrain and deep canyons. Pick up the self-guided driving tour brochure at the Cheyenne County Museum.

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Bird City Century II Development Foundation
Cheyenne County

Bird City Century II Development Foundation

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Friday May 03, 2019 9:00am to 4:00pm CDT 107 W. Bressler, Bird City, KS 67731 785.734.2556

This renovated former American Legion Hall is the office for two foundations and serves as a community center.

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Cherry Creek Encampment
Cheyenne County

Cherry Creek Encampment

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 7:00am to 7:00pm CDT St. Francis, KS 67756

1 1/2 miles west of St. Francis on U.S. Hwy. 36 then 1 1/2 miles north on Hwy. 27. Read about the events that led to this becoming the spot where the Plains Indian Wars began.

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Cheyenne County Courthouse
Cheyenne County

Cheyenne County Courthouse

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Friday May 03, 2019 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM CDT 212 Washington, St. Francis, KS 67756

This Modern Eclecticism structure was built in 1925. Monday-Friday 7am-4pm MT / 8am-5pm CT.

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Cheyenne County Museum
Cheyenne County

Cheyenne County Museum

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 9:00am to 5:00pm CDT St Francis, Kansas 67756 785.332.2504

As you arrive, look near the entrance for the Apollo 17 module likeness that remembers native son astronaut Ron Evans. Inside find county history exhibits from prehistoric days through 1864 Cherry Creek Encampment. 785.332.2504. Extended hours during BKRT: 8am-4pm MT / 9am-5pm CT. 201 W. U.S. Hwy. 36.

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Cheyenne Valley Cemetery
Cheyenne County

Cheyenne Valley Cemetery

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT Wheeler, KS 67756

From U.S. Hwy. 36, south 1/2 mile on Hwy. 27. See the gravesite of Sgt. Jack Weinstein who was posthumously bestowed the Medal of Honor in 2014 for his service in the Korean War. He was one of 24 who was not awarded the medal because of prejudice against Jewish and Hispanic soldiers. See an exhibit about this story at the Cheyenne County Museum.

Devil's Gap
Cheyenne County

Devil's Gap

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 7:00am to 7:00pm CDT St. Francis, KS 67756

North of St. Francis. Find driving instructions in the Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers or at the Cheyenne County Museum. The depths of the canyons at this point are astounding.

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Quincy Gallery and the Cheyenne Center for Creativity
Cheyenne County

Quincy Gallery and the Cheyenne Center for Creativity

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Saturday May 04, 2019 10:30am to 7:00pm CDT St. Francis, KS 67756 785.332.0308

Featured here is local and regional art work and BKRT activities. 109 North Quincy. Thursday-Saturday 9:30am-6pm MT / 10:30am-7pm CT.

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Red-Disk Markers
Cheyenne County

Red-Disk Markers

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 7:00am to 7:00pm CDT St. Francis, KS 67756

Fred and Marsha Magley created area history signage using disk-blades. You'll see 400 of these brightly painted red informative markers throughout the county.

Riverside Golf Course
Cheyenne County

Riverside Golf Course

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 9:00am to 6:00pm CDT 1215 US-36, St Francis, KS 67756 785.332.3401

W. U.S. Hwy. 36. From River and U.S. Hwy 36 west 1 3/4 miles west on U.S. Hwy. 36. Tee off on this beautiful 9-hole golf course. Carts are available to rent. There is also a pond for fishing or just relaxing under the big old trees located there. A small pro shop is located in the clubhouse. Green fees are very reasonable.

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Sawhill Park
Cheyenne County

Sawhill Park

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 7:00am to 7:00pm CDT St. Francis, KS 67756

E. Washington. WPA park and band shell were constructed in 1934 and designed around a large center fountain. Sing or dance on the band shell stage while your audience sits in the unique horseshoe-shaped concrete amphitheater. Look for sculptures created by native son Glenn Zweygardt.

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St. Francis Motorcycle Museum
Cheyenne County

St. Francis Motorcycle Museum

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM CDT 110 E. Washington, St. Francis, KS 67756 785.332.2400

Featured are excellent displays of vintage motorcycles including early Harley-Davidson Indian Flanders, Cleveland, Suzuki, Yamaha and Triumph models. Daily 9am-4pm MT / 10am-5pm CT.

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Three Corners
Cheyenne County

Three Corners

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT St. Francis, KS 67756

North of St. Francis. Find driving instructions in the Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers or at the Cheyenne County Museum. Stand in three states at the same time Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado.

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WPA Projects
Cheyenne County

WPA Projects

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT Bird City, KS 67731

Van Doren Park's sandstone and brick entrance pillars (Rich and LeBow) the stone shelter house and outdoor fireplace and the attractive sandstone constructions of City Hall (111 E. Bressler). Note: WPA stands for Works Progress Administration and was a New Deal agency during the 1930s depression era to help employ people to build public works projects.

Post Office Mural
Sherman County

Post Office Mural

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT 124 E. 11th, Goodland, KS 67735

Rural Free Delivery is the title of this 1937 Section artwork by Kenneth Adams, which depicts hard-working farm family welcoming the horse-and0buggy mail carrier.

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Art in the Park
Sherman County

Art in the Park

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT Goodland, KS 67735

Inspired by the giant Van Gogh painting, the community has erected easels in three city parks featuring works by high school art classes and local artists. See them in Chamber (13th and Center), Rosewood (Acacia and Willow), and Gulick (9th and Caldwell) parks.

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Ennis-Handy House
County

Ennis-Handy House

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 10:00am to 8:00pm CDT 202 W. 13th, Goodland, KS 67735 785.899.6773

A 1906 Queen Anne features gingerbread trim and covered porches. See the events section for tour and other activities happening at this beautiful historic home during the BKRT event.

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Giant Van Gogh Painting
Sherman County

Giant Van Gogh Painting

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT Cherry and 19th, Goodland, KS 67735

Canadian artist Cameron Cross painted enlarged reproductions of Van Gogh's seven sunflower paintings and displayed them in seven countries. The site chosen in the United States was Goodland! The 24x32-foot Three Sunflowers in a Vase rests on an 80-foot easel and weighs 40,000 pounds.

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Goodland Cemetery
Sherman County

Goodland Cemetery

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 7:00am to 7:00pm CDT 630 N. Main, Goodland, KS 67735

Brook Berringer, legendary Nebraska Cornhusker quarterback killed in an airplane crash right before the 1996 NFL draft, is buried here. Cornhusker fans still leave mementos. A kiosk provides the location of the grave.

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Grasshopper Sculpture
Sherman County

Grasshopper Sculpture

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT Goodland, KS 67735

A larger-than-life John Deere green grasshopper fashioned from old farm equipment is waiting for you here.

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High Plains Museum
Sherman County

High Plains Museum

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 10:00am to 6:00pm CDT 1717 Cherry, Goodland, KS 67735 785.890.595

The feature exhibit is the full-sized replica of America's first patented helicopter, invented in Goodland. Thursday-Sunday 9am-5pm MT / 10am-6pm CT.

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Historic White Eagle Station
County

Historic White Eagle Station

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 7:00am to 7:00pm CDT E. 17th and Clark, Goodland, KS 67735

See the 1928 stucco gas station moved to this location from Kanorado and then restored. Check events for information about tours offered during the BKRT.

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Kidder Battle
Sherman County

Kidder Battle

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 7:00am to 7:00pm CDT Goodland, KS 67735

Here a historical marker relates the 1867 Kidder Massacre and its aftermath.

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Library Art
Sherman County

Library Art

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 10:00am to 6:00pm CDT 812 Broadway, Goodland, KS 67735 785.899.5461

In front of the public library find the Greg Todd bronze and inside a copy of Jean Francois Millet's The Gleaners, painted by an unidentified Polish count residing in Kansas. Also look for the striking 1911 stained-glass window of a steam engine. Thursday 9am-7pm MT / 10am-8pm CT; Friday-Saturday 9am-5pm MT / 10am-6pm CT.

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Olde Westport Spice & Trading Company
Sherman County

Olde Westport Spice & Trading Company

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 11:00am to 3:00pm CDT 1218 Main, Goodland, KS 67735 800.537.6470

This family-owned business has been blending and selling high-quality spices and dry soup mixes for more than 35 years. Look at the events section for tours being offered during BKRT.

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Opera House Outdoor Mural
Sherman County

Opera House Outdoor Mural

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 7:00am to 7:00pm CDT 1002 Main, Goodland, KS 67735

The 90-year history of the opera house stretches 100 feet along a red-brick wall depicting its varied activities and the stores that later occupied the building.

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Quaint Little Post Office
Sherman County

Quaint Little Post Office

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Saturday May 04, 2019 See description 6419 Main, Edson, KS 67733 785.899.5890

At this quaint little post office, inside a former residence, Jan will greet you with a smile and sell you as many stamps as you can afford. If the post office is closed, mail a letter or postcard from Edson! Opens at 7 am MT / 8 am CT. Closes at 11am MT / Noon CT on Thursday and Friday and by 8:45am MT / 9:45am CT on Saturday.

Sherman County Courthouse
Sherman County

Sherman County Courthouse

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 7:00am to 7:00pm CDT 813 Broadway, Goodland, KS 67735 785.899.4806

The art deco tile accents this 1931 blond-brick structure. Look for the pioneer statue on the grounds sculpted by Greg Todd. If you arrive in town on Thursday or Friday during business hours, take time to go inside and see the gorgeous interior.

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Sherman Theatre
County

Sherman Theatre

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Saturday May 04, 2019 8:00pm to 10:00pm CDT 1203 Main, Goodland, KS 67735 785.899.6103

Uncovered during renovations were four illustrious 1928 panels of peacocks and roses line the walls, and by the same artist, an elaborate framed mural. Tours offered Friday and Saturday. Check event listing for details.

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Sugar Hills Golf Course
Sherman County

Sugar Hills Golf Course

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT 6450 Co Rd 16, Goodland, KS 67735 785.899.2785.

Visitors are welcome to play this 18-hole course of lush bluegrass fairways and beautiful bent grass greens.

Telephone Building
Sherman County

Telephone Building

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 1003 Main, Goodland, KS 67735

The two-story, buff-brick structure is lavishly decorated with red, yellow, and blue terra cotta tiles inspired by Aztec art. It is being restored and tours are available during the BKRT. See the Event Schedule for more information.

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The Kansas Travel Information Center
Sherman County

The Kansas Travel Information Center

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM CDT 785 I-70, Goodland, KS 67735 785.899.6695

At I-70 mile marker 7 is a good rest stop and place to load up on Kansas information. Daily 9am-5pm MT / 10am-6pm CT.

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National Weather Service
Sherman County

National Weather Service

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 See description 920 Armory, Goodland, KS 67735 785.899.7508 or 785.899.2360

Goodland can be a busy locale when it comes to weather. You can visit the station to learn how forecasts are researched and observe Doppler radar in action. For a tour during the BKRT please pre-register and provide ages of those in your party and a phone number in case of cancellation. Age will be used to customize the presentation. Registration will begin April 22. Please only call in the a.m. Tour size per session limited to 20. Tours held daily, 9am-12pm MT / 10am-1pm CT. Call 785.899.7508 or if busy, call 785.899.2360.

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Carnegie Arts Center
Sherman County

Carnegie Arts Center

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Saturday May 04, 2019 11:00am to 5:00pm CDT 120 W. 12th, Goodland, KS 67735 785.890.6442

The art exhibits inside this 1913 former library change regularly. The center does a marvelous job supporting local artists, and it operates a great gift shop. Children's art activities offered during the BKRT.

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Clark-Robidoux House
Wallace County

Clark-Robidoux House

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT Madigan and 4th, Wallace, KS 67761

This 1880 frame house was built in the Gothic Revival style by Peter Robidoux, an early and influential Wallace businessman. An interpretive sign stands near the private home. Drive by only.

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Fort Wallace Cemetery
Wallace County

Fort Wallace Cemetery

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT Wallace, KS 67761

From the museum 1/2 mile east on U.S. Hwy. 40, 3/4 mile south on 27, then 3/4 mile east on E-O. The post cemetery is at the back of the larger city cemetery. A marker beside the flagpole provides a timeline and layout of the fort. Grave sites of two scouts and early civilians can be seen. A tall stone cenotaph (inside an open-faced shed) was erected by members of he Seventh U.S. Cavalry in memory of comrades lost during the Indian battles of 1867.

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Fort Wallace Museum
Wallace County

Fort Wallace Museum

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT 2655 U.S. Hwy. 40, Wallace, KS 67761 785.891.3564

You'll see first-class exhibits about area paleontology, including a 40-foot long replica of a plesiosaur fossil discovered by a fort surgeon in 1867, learn about the American Indian connection, and how William Comstock, Wild Bill Hickok, George Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody put their stamp on the fort's history. A separate gallery displays an impressive collection of American Indian and military artifacts amid the striking artwork of western and wildlife artist Jerry Thomas. Stroll through a professionally designed three-quarter scale street facade of the fort and early Wallace. The newest addition houses the large Rhea Reed (pump) Organ collection dating from 1848 to 1918. The museum complex includes a stagecoach station, train depot, pioneer and agricultural equipment shed and an 1888 church. The entrance features the artwork of barbed-wire artist Ernie Poe and a life-size bronze of scout William Comstock by artist Jerry Thomas.

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Fox Still's Yard Art
Wallace County

Fox Still's Yard Art

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT 421 Elm, Sharon Springs, KS 67758

Although Raymond "Fox" Still is no longer with us, you'll delight in finding near his home a wide variety of sculptures he started creating in 1960. Many were originally designed for target practice by this avid outdoorsman. The most recent, a T-Rex, was created in 2011. Fox passed away in 2017.

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North Park
Wallace County

North Park

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT 400 N. Gardner, Sharon Springs, KS 67758

Brand new community playground with railroad theme. Picnic shelters and restrooms facility.

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Radiel Wrench Museum
Wallace County

Radiel Wrench Museum

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT 223 N. Kennedy, Sharon Springs, KS 67758 785.821.1206

Wrench's come in all sorts of styles and sizes and collector, Dale Radiel has over 10,000 of them in his museum. He has one of the largest International Harvester wrench collections in the United States! Call ahead or drop by.

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Section House
Wallace County

Section House

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM CDT Wallace, KS 67761

From 2nd and Main, take the driveway south. Described as the finest superintendent's residence on the railroad, this splendid 1879 stone building is one of only two remaining Kansas Pacific Railway structures.

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Sharon Springs Golf Course
Wallace County

Sharon Springs Golf Course

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM CDT Sharon Springs, KS 67758 785.852.4220

Just south of town on Hwy. 27. Well-maintained community course. Cost: $10 per round for non-members, payable at self-pay station. Please contact in advance for cart rental ($10).

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South Park
Wallace County

South Park

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT Sharon Springs, KS 67758

From Hwy. 27 and Park, 1/2 mile south of railroad tracks. Lovely tree-shaded park with paved and lighted walking paths, picnic shelters, new and improved playground, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, and restroom.

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The General Store
Wallace County

The General Store

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Saturday May 04, 2019 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM CDT 212 N. Main, Sharon Springs, KS 67758 785.852.4256

Judi Selzer has been selling bulk food products, fabric, sewing supplies, candles and gifts since 1991. Thursday-Saturday 9am-5:30 pm MT / 10am-6:30pm CT.

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The Memory Bank and Wallace Trading Company
Wallace County

The Memory Bank and Wallace Trading Company

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 10:00am to 6:00pm CDT Wallace, KS 67761

Looking for kids selling lemonade? You'll find them here in this brand new coffee shop that also sells antiques and gifts. Thursday-Sunday 9am-5pm MT / 10am-6pm CT.

Wallace County Courthouse
Wallace County

Wallace County Courthouse

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM CDT 313 N. Main, Sharon Springs, KS 67758 785.852.4282

A buff-brick and limestone structure, this stately Modern Eclecticism courthouse was built in 1915.

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Mount Sunflower
Wallace County

Mount Sunflower

Thursday May 02, 2019 - Sunday May 05, 2019 39.021759, -102.037186

At 4,039 feet above sea level, Mount Sunflower is the highest point in Kansas. Located in Wallace County, just east of the Kansas-Colorado border, Mount Sunflower is more than 3,300 feet above the state's topographic low point in Montgomery County in southeastern Kansas. Much of Mount Sunflower's elevation is due to the uplift of the Rocky Mountains to the west. Mount Sunflower is on private property, but the landowners, Ed and Cindy Harold, accommodate visitors who want to conquer its lofty summit and gaze at a typical High Plains, shortgrass prairie landscape. Join Ed and Cindy on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings to watch a gorgeous sunset, hit a golf ball into Colorado and sip on a Kansas brew. Bring your own lawn chair and a favorite beverage. (Sunset begins around 7:41pm MT / 8:41pm CT.) Click on "Read More" for driving directions or on the location icon for map location.

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