Roadside Attractions - Kansas
Here are links to some notable roadside attractions (past and present) found along Route 40.
|Kansas Speedway (Kansas City, KS)|
"I know there are some NASCAR fans who will take issue with me, but I'm really not too happy about this race track. In a way, I'd actually prefer you ......"
|Comanche (Lawrence, KS)|
"Yes, there actually was a U.S. survivor at the Battle of Little Bighorn. His name was Comanche (ironic, huh?) and he was a horse belonging to Captain ......"
|Giant Painted Egg (Topeka, KS)|
"World's Largest Russian Decorated Egg by worldslargestthings, on Flickr......."
|Giant Wren (Topeka, KS)|
"This giant wren was from the WREN radio station.
World's Largest Wren by worldslargestthings, on Flickr......."
|Oz Museum (Wamego, KS)|
"There's no place like Wamego, Kansas.
Oz Museum by einmyria, on Flickr......."
|Madonna of the Trail - Kansas (Council Grove, KS)|
"This monument stands on the east bank of the Neosho River at Main Street (U.S. Route 56).
The monument was dedicated on September 7, 1928.
|Johnny Kaw (Manhattan, KS)|
"In the 1950's a bunch of Kansasans wanted a folk hero so they invented Johnny Kaw. In 1966, at a cost of $7,000, a 30-foot concrete statue was erected......"
|Atomic Cannon (Junction City, KS)|
"In the frenzy of the post WWII nuclear buildup, someone (obviously not a rocket scientist) though up the idea of shooting nuclear weapons from a canno......"
|Custer Home (also known as Building 24) (Junction City, KS)|
"Long believed to be where George and Libby Custer lived between 1866-67, historians now believe he lived in the smaller Building 21 which burned down ......"
|Heritage Underwear Show (Junction City, KS)|
"If you call the museum in advance, they will stage a fashion show of antique underwear. The models aren't exactly out of the pages of the Victoria's S......"
|Museum of Independent Telephony (Abilene, KS)|
"Abilene is the home of a museum that salutes the nearly 6,000 babiest of the baby Bells, the independent telephone company. At one time, there were ne......"
|Dwight Eisenhower Home (Abilene, KS)|
"Ike lived in this house freom 1891 to 1911. The house was moved here from its original location......."
|Greyhound Hall of Fame (Abilene, KS)|
"In addition to billing itself as the once "wickedest and wildest" town of the old west and the home of Dwight Eisenhower, Abilene also claims to be th......"
|Prehistoric Indian Burial Pits (closed) (New Cambria, KS)|
"This was quite the controversial tourist attraction!
How would you feel if your ancestor's burial ground were dug up and their remains placed on disp......"
|Bones of Snyder (Salina, KS)|
"Snyder was an elephant with the Sells-Floto Circus. Sadly, on September 13, 1920, the performing pachyderm got loose and decided to do his own circus ......"
|Estep Market (site) (Salina, KS)|
"This store was run by Chalmer and Maude Estep. The site is now a garage......."
|Rock City (Minneapolis, KS)|
"This park has the world's largest collection of sandstone concretions......."
|Twistee Treat (site) (Oakley, KS)|
"This business was one of the finest examples of programmatic architecture remaining on Route 40. It was a welcome treat after driving across Kansas on......"
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Last updated: 2009-09-08 04:28:09