Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states in the US, producing wheat, sorghum and sunflowers. The western two-thirds of the state is mostly flat, while the eastern third has many hills and forests. Kansas has eleven byways, two of which are National Scenic Byways and three historic byways. You can follow these roads that crisscross the state and see wonderful scenery and fascinating historic sites, visit museum and shops and find a great variety of land for sale in Kansas.
Highway 60 extends 167 miles, linking Fort Leavenworth in the north to Fort Scott and finally Baxter Springs in the South. Drive along traces of the 1800s military trail used to transport troops and supplies. Fort histories detail the Army’s efforts to protect westbound pioneers and the events leading up to the Civil War.
Visit a rugged landscape on the culturally and visually fascinating route known as the Western Vistas Historic Byway and search for acreage for sale in Kansas. Imagine an ancient ocean once covering the shortgrass prairie. When the water receded and erosion set in, the ocean floor's limestone layers became not only flat plains but oddly placed and shaped buttes, mounts and other chalk formations.
The Red Hills area is marked by flat mesas, deep canyons, and high hills. The Gypsum Hills are famous for their wildflowers and the rich red soil in the area. Learn about pioneer and Native American history at Medicine Lodge, or enjoy water sports at Lake Coldwater.
Looking to explore the central part of the state looking for land for sale in Kansas? Travel along the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway. The north point of the byway is historic Council Grove, further south you will find the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. This area has the largest remaining tract of tallgrass prairie in North America. The byway continues south through Cottonwood Falls, Matfield Green and finally ends in Cassoday.