For many travelers, taking a tour in Kansas is a great way to see everything that Kansas has to offer without having to do a lot of planning. Kansas bus tours take visitors to some of the most popular attractions the state has to offer, such as the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. If you love history, consider taking Kansas Bus Tours of Route 66, where you can see the remains of mining towns that were once booming. No matter what type of Kansas tours you and your family decide to take, the state has an endless amount of attractions to explore.
Those who enjoy the paranormal should consider taking Kansas ghost tours of haunted towns and houses. Although Kansas ghost tours are conducted throughout the state, the majority of ghost sightings have been in the city of Topeka. The Woodward Inn is a hotel that is said to be haunted by its former owner and other former occupants. Those who are daring enough can spend the night in the haunted inn and get a tour of the supposedly haunted rooms, such as the library. There are several restaurants in Topeka where ghost sightings have been reported. Kansas ghost tours in Topeka will take you to all of the haunted places in the city, where you will learn the history behind the alleged hauntings.
Kansas tours usually include stops at fun kid-friendly attractions, such as one of the water parks in Kansas City. The Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City is a luxury resort featuring a huge indoor water park. The park has several shallow kid pools with splashing fountains as well as several waterslides that cascade into one of several pools. The lodge's comfortable suites include two queen or king sized beds, pull out sofas for extra guests, and several TV's. The resort has frequent weekend specials and offers special rates for those taking Kansas tours.
If the focus of your tour in Kansas is history, you will not want to miss a visit to the state Capitol of Kansas. Located in Topeka, the state capitol stands 304 feet tall. Construction began on the capitol in 1866 and wasn't entirely completed until nearly forty years later. Visitors can take a 45 minute tour of the Kansas State Capitol Building at various times throughout the weekdays. Tour guides will take you up 296 steps to the building's dome, which provides amazing views of the outlying city and a close up look at the building's locally quarried limestone. If you're taking a tour in Kansas between mid January and May, it is suggested that you make a reservation.
A tour in Kansas offers something for everyone, from taking in the historical sights of Kansas' major cities, to having some family fun at one of many kid friendly attractions. Although most people take tours in the fall and spring, tours can be enjoyed anytime.
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