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Cheap flights to Kansas

'There is no place like home,' said Dorothy of the widely popular and successful Wizard of Oz. This statement is true, as it applies to Kansas, the land of amber waves of grain. The Great Plains make excellent farmland, producing corn, wheat, and other crops, as well as sunflowers. The prairie is essentially active in summer, especially in planting season. All these serve a pleasant attraction for tourists out to enjoy a trip out into farmland.

A landlocked state, tourists will find more than the western half of Kansas in the Great Central Plain. Its undulating surface, however, rises in the small eastern part with many hills and forests. The land here rises from 684 feet along the Verdigris River at Coffeyville to 4,039 feet at Mount Sunflower in Wallace County, about half a mile from the Colorado border. This allows tourists to check out a number of outdoor spots, which can be reminiscent of Dorothy and her friends' journey on the Yellow Brick Road.

What to see & do

Topeka, the capital of Kansas, is a historic city to explore. It is well known for being the setting of a crucial event in the race relations in United States. Tourists can recount the event in the Brown v. Board Education National Historic Site, where racial segregation in schools was challenged. This pivotal moment in history is commemorated in this landmark, from where one can continue on to other African-American landmarks.

Other sights to see include the Kansas History Centre, where one can check out various artefacts. A Cheyenne war lance number among the items to be found here, including Carrie Nation's hammer. Tourists can also learn more about Kansas through the ages here, making it fun to explore for history buffs. Additionally, there is the Kansas State Capitol to check out, a place where tourists can look at the fiery John Steuart Curry mural of abolitionist John Brown. This state government also sponsors historic tours, which can end up in the Capitol store where tourists can take some souvenirs home.

From Topeka, tourists can venture to Wichita, a town which was once famous for its cows. Its location at the head of the Chisholm Trail in the 1870s was a major road for driving cattle overland from Texan ranches to farms in Kansas. One can learn more about this part of history in the Old Cowtown Museum, an open-air museum filled with displays that recreate the Wild West as seen on television, complete with Pioneer-era buildings and staged gunfights. These days, there are more planes than cows in Wichita, however. Its claim as the Air Capital of the World rings true, as a large number of the world's general aviation aircraft is built here.

Lawrence, a city widely known for its politics, is an important stop for those tracing historic events. This city, founded by abolitionists in 1854, is also a significant station in the Underground Railroad. It is also well known for its art and cultural exhibits, though, which one can enjoy at Spencer Museum of Art, a small place with a rich collection of work by Western artist Frederic Remington and many famous European artists.

How to get around within Kansas

Public transportation is limited here in Kansas, but those in the major cities can move around different parts of the region through Greyhound Lines and Jefferson Lines that provide daily regular service between many destinations in the state. Amtrak also has regular service in the Southwest, travelling east-west and passing through Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, Newton, Hutchinson, Dodge City, and Garden City. The most preferred mode of transport, however, is a car rental which is widely useful for road trips to the small towns and parks in the state.

How to get there

Tourists out to visit Kansas can book flights heading for Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. It is served by Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and United Express that bring passengers from Atlanta, Chicago-Midway, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Dallas-Love, Denver, Houston-Intercontinental, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St Paul, and Phoenix/Mesa.

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