Kansas Bucket List ~ North Central Region

The North Central Region of Kansas is probably the longest Bucket List of the state!


  • Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home: Another presidential museum to check off our list, and one I know little about.
  • Museum of Independent Telephony: Time to learn the history of the Telephone!


  • Alma Creamery: Home to the famous Alma Cheese.


  • Prairie Lavender Farm: Tour a lavender farm.
  • The Linger Longer Soda and Sandwich Shop: Visit a 106 year old soda fountain!

Cawker City

  • World’s Largest Ball of Twine: We love roadside oddities like this!


  • National Orphan Train Complex: A museum honoring the Orphan Train movement of the late 1800’s.
  • POW Camp Concordia: Visit an old WWII German POW camp.

Council Grove

  • Neosho Riverwalk-Santa Fe River Crossing: Site of a river crossing along the Santa Fe Trail.
  • Self Guided Tour-Santa Fe Trail in Council Grove: Walk along historical sites located along the Santa Fe Trail.
  • Trail Days Cafe and Museum: Unique dining along the historic Santa Fe Trail.

Fort Riley

  • First Territorial Capital State Historic Site: Location where forces tried to make Kansas a proslavery state.
  • U.S. Cavalry Museum: Shows the history of the mounted horse soldier.


  • Bowl Plaza: Public Restroom that is shaped like a toilet.


  • Black Squirrels on Parade: Several black squirrel sculptures can be found around town.


  • George Washington Carver Museum Exhibit: Boyhood home of Carver.


  • Cozy Inn: Voted Kansas favorite burger and also shown in the top 10 on Travel Channel.


  • Oz Museum: An entire museum dedicated to the Wizard of Oz.
  • Oz Winery: Winery themed around the Wizard of Oz.
  • Toto’s Tacoz: Taco joint themed around the Wizard of Oz.


  • Marcon Pies: Tour a pie factory.

All attractions found in the 2018 Kansas Travel Guide.


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