Kansas websites about places to go, things to do, vacation information, sports links, facts about the state, destinations, golf, business, and more. It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it. Wheat fields, oil-well derricks, herds of cattle, and grain-storage elevators are chief features of the Kansas landscape.

The State of Kansas is in the central region of the United States of America, an area often referred to as the American "Heartland" or "America's Breadbasket" referring to the state's enormous wheat-growing agribusiness. A grain elevator in Hutchinson is 1/2 mile long and holds 46 million bushels in its 1,000 bins. In 1990 Kansas wheat farmers produced enough wheat to make 33 billion loaves of bread, or enough to provide each person on earth with 6 loaves. Kansas also raises corn, sorghum, oats, barley, soybeans, and potatoes.

Kansas stands high in petroleum production and mines zinc, coal, salt, and lead. The Hugoton Gas Field is the largest natural gas field in the United States. It underlies all or parts of 10 southwestern Kansas counties as well as parts of Oklahoma and Texas. The gas field underlies almost 8,500 square miles, an area nearly 5 times as large as the state of Rhode Island. It is also the nation's leading producer of helium.

Wichita is one of the nation's leading aircraft-manufacturing centers, ranking first in production of private aircraft. Kansas City is an important transportation, milling, and meat-packing center.

Points of interest include the Kansas History Center at Topeka, the Eisenhower boyhood home and the Eisenhower Memorial Museum and Presidential Library at Abilene (Dwight D. Eisenhower from Abilene was the 34th President of the United States), John Brown's cabin at Osawatomie, re-created Front Street in Dodge City, Fort Larned (an important military post on the Santa Fe Trail), Fort Leavenworth, and Fort Riley.

Kansas inventors include Almon Stowger of El Dorado who invented the dial telephone in 1889; William Purvis and Charles Wilson of Goodland who invented the helicopter in 1909; and Omar Knedlik of Coffeyville who invented the first frozen carbonated drink machine in 1961.

The graham cracker was named after the Reverend Sylvester Graham. He was a Presbyterian minister who strongly believed in eating whole wheat flour products. The world famous fast-food chain of Pizza Hut restaurants opened its first store in Wichita.

If you’re looking for new and exciting vacation adventures, then Kansas is the place you want to be. History buffs can explore the state’s legendary cowboy towns or visit Kansas’ countless museums, which celebrate the state’s pioneer, aviation, farming and Native American legacies. Kansas is still home on the range to the American bison.

Kansas - Official state information
Kansas Forest Service
Kansas Motor Vehicles
Kansas State Historical Society
Kansas State Fair
Kansas State Symbols, Capital, Constitution, Flags, Maps, Song
Kansas State Parks
Kansas National Parks
Kansas Geological Survey
Kansas Wildflowers And Grasses
The Kansas City Zoo
Kansas Democratic Party
Kansas Department on Aging
Kansas QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
Family Camping in Kansas
Kansas 4-H
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Royals
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
Federal Jobs in Kansas
State of Kansas Civil Employment
Union Station Kansas City's Kansas City Museum
Oceans of Kansas Paleontology
Wyandot Nation of Kansas
City of Wichita
Kansas Highway Map
Kansas Department of Transportation
Kansas Traffic Information
Kansas Homeland Security
The Nature Conservancy in Kansas
Kansas City Ballet
Territorial Kansas Online
Kansas City International Airport
Kansas Coliseum - The Show Place of South Central Kansas
ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri
Kansas Aviation Museum
Cemeteries of Kansas - Cemetery Records - Genealogy
Kansas Farm Bureau
Kansas Tornado Chasers
Kansas Humane Society
Kansas - by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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