In the geographic center of the USA lies Kansas, a state where life is dominated by agriculture. Cereals, cattle and buffalo can be found on vast expanses of farmland and grassland. Even freeway signs say, “Every Kansas farmer feeds 75 people—and you!”. Families in wagons have roamed Kansas, heading west along the Oregon and Santa Fe trails to find land for new farms, and cowboys drove large herds of longhorn cattle north along the Chisholm Trail to the railway lines. Even today in Kansas one can find many remnants of the “Old West” past, but also numerous leisure centers, reservoirs and rivers are used for active recreation. Kansas was significantly involved in the development of civil aviation. Several hundred thousand aircraft have been built here since 1899.
- Travelationary: Covers basic information about Kansas geography and economy.
Arriving by plane
The airport in Wichita offers connections to all major cities in the USA.
Arrival by car
Greyhound buses run from Denver to Kansas City and from there to Omaha or St. Louis. More information from Greyhound (website: www.greyhound.com).
Note on arrival by car
Average bus travel times: Kansas City – Denver: 13 hours; Kansas City – Omaha: 5 hrs; Kansas City – St Louis: 5 hrs
Arrival by train
Amtrak connections exist to all major cities. Additional information from Amtrak (website: www.amtrak.com).
Passport and visa regulations
Entry with children
Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Greater Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau
515 South Main, Suite 115
US-67020 Wichita, Kansas
(316) 265.28.00, (800) 288.94.24 (toll free within the US).
http://www.visitwichita.com Kansas Travel & Tourism Europe
c/o KSOK Europe
(also responsible for Austria and Switzerland)
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(0531) 231 16 33.
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
1020 South Kansas Avenue
US-66612 Topeka, Kansas
(785) 296 22 81.
- Usaers: Provides a full list of major rivers and mountains in Kansas.
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