ATTRACTIONS: (some main ones)
the Amelia Earhart Museum in Atchison ; the Eisenhower Center in Abilene; State Capital building in Topeka; Dodge City’s western history, and the state’s largest city, Wichita, to name but a few.
- Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of Kansas, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.
For additional attractions and points of interest, follow the links shown below.
AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:
- Topeka visitor information
- Landmarks in Wichita
- Wichita Visitor Information
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- Times to Travel: With the most interesting collection of family attractions, monuments, museums, outdoor activities and historic sites, Kansas offers a fascinating look at America’s history, spring, summer or fall.
Climate: The Kansans will quickly tell you that their state’s weather is very unpredictable. Winter snowstorms, violent storms and heavy rains are common throughout the state, and its climate (on occasion) produces rapid temperature extremes.
- Biotionary: Nickname of Kansas, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.
Generally the summers are quite warm here, the winters are mild and the humidity is on the temperate side. Early evening thunderstorms are common in the summer, and tornadoes strike the state on a regular basis, as Kansas is in America ‘s Tornado Alley.
January is the coldest month with average high temperatures around 37 degrees. July is the warmest month with average high temperatures in the high 80s. Much hotter summers and colder winters (with significant snow) are very common.
Annual precipitation ranges from 30 to 40 inches in the eastern half of the state, while drier conditions are common in the west.
Seasonal Temperature Averages:
HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 37/3 (February) 43/6 (March) 55/13 (April) 67/19
May 76/24 (June) 84/29 (July) 89/32 (Aug) 87/31
(Sept) 80/26 (Oct) 69/21 (Nov) 54/12 (Dec) 40/5
LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 16/-9 (Feb) 22/-6 (March) 32/0 (April) 43/6
May 53/12 (June) 63/17 (July) 68/20 (August) 65/18
(September) 56/13 (October) 44/6 (November) 32/0 (December) 21/-6
Nicodemus National Historic Site
Located in the state of Kansas, Nicodemus National Historic Site has played a significant role in the history of the United States of America. The city symbolizes the pioneering spirit of African-Americans who dared to leave the war-torn South for a taste of true freedom and unified government. The city was founded in 1877 by African Americans during the period of restoration of numerous sites that were damaged during the American Civil War.
Around 1870, the black population in the South became unusually restless due to situations related to the Civil War. All attempts to negotiate peace and win freedom, equality and prosperity for these people have failed. Instead, they got racism, oppression, poverty, starvation and debt. At the same time, a white man named WR Hill passed through and gave black families hope and a new purpose in life. He told them about the “Promised Land” in Kansas and the countryside of Kentucky and Tennessee. Hill told them of a sparsely populated area where large numbers of wildlife roamed, including wild horses that could be tamed, tamed, and trained to serve humans. Here they had the opportunity to have their own land, their own fields and be their own master. The black population did not hesitate for a moment, they fled their enslavers for a better life in Kansas.
The town of Nicodemus was a reflection of the unity, perseverance and spirit of African Americans who came to the American West. These people were mostly freed or escaped slaves who fought for their place on earth and were not going to give up their freedom just like that. The city thus became a kind of refuge where all the “colored” people of the United States were supposed to be safe. Today, Nicodemus is a so-called ghost town that has received such recognition that it was declared a National Historic Site in 1996.
Overland Park is the second largest city in the US state of Kansas. It is located in the east of the country at an altitude of 329 meters in Johnson County and has a population of around 170,000. It is often considered a satellite city of Kansas City, Missouri. Overland Park has long been one of the top 10 livable cities in the United States. In 2008, it took ninth place, but in addition, the city also ranks among the best locations suitable for raising children.
The history of the city dates back to 1905, when its founder William B. Strang Jr. came to this area and bought a 2.4 km2 piece of land here – this location is now part of the old city center. The place is also famous for being the scene of the first flight, which was made by the Wright brothers on December 24, 1919.
In Overland Park you will find an arboretum and a botanical garden that covers an area of 1.2 km2. For shopping, people go to the Oak Park Mall area, which is one of the largest shopping centers with around 180 large stores. Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is one of the top tourist destinations in Overland Park. The 12-acre site features more than 200 animals, horseback riding, pond fishing, and plenty of other recreational opportunities. In 2008, the place was declared the best destination for families with children. The city is also home to the Overland Park Convention Center, Historic Downtown with a farmers market, Clocktower Square with a statue of city founder William B. Strang Jr.