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The Internet is a great way to research travel possibilities!

We have tried our best within the Natural Kansas web site to provide the details on all the many wonderful Nature-based Tourism opportunities in Kansas.

For those wishing to travel elsewhere, we provide these links to similar sites in other areas.

Happy surfing, and come on back to visit Natural Kansas again!

For more information on Kansas outdoor organizations -

bulletKansas Ornithological Society
bulletAudubon of Kansas
bulletLocal Chapters
bulletKansas Advisory Council for Environmental Education (KACEE)
bulletKansas Herpetological Society
bulletKansas Native Plant Society
bulletKaw Valley Mycological Society
bulletIdalia Society - Kansas City area Lepidoptera enthusiasts
bulletGeoKansas - by the Kansas Geological Survey
bulletKansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
bulletKansas Biological Survey
bulletKansas Canoe & Kayak Association
bulletRegional Trip Schedule
bulletKansas Trails Council
bulletThe Prairie Packers - A local outdoors club with headquarters in Topeka
bulletKansas City Outdoor Club
bulletKansas Horse Council
bulletKansas City Bicycle Club
bulletKaw Valley Bicycle Club
bulletLawrence Bicycle Club
bullet Lawrence Mountain Bike Club
bulletLeavenworth Bicycle Club
bulletJohnson County Bicycle Club
bulletOz Bicycle Club (Wichita)
bulletKansas Wildlife Federation
bulletKansas Wildscape Foundation

For more information on Travel and Tourism in Kansas -

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bulletFlint Hills Tourism Coalition - Comprehensive site for attractions, shopping and lodging in the Flint Hills
bulletBlue Skyways - All about Kansas!  Links for towns, schools, libraries, government and more!
bulletLeisure and Sport Review for Kansas - Wide ranging web site for local information
bulletKansas Department of Wildlife and Parks - Official web site
State Park Information - Detailed information on facilities
bulletKansas Scenic Byways - Road Trip!
bulletKansas Photographs - Harland Schuster shares his home state with you.
bulletBike Across Kansas - Bicycle tour across the state on paved roads
bulletFriends of the Kaw - Their web site has a cool interactive map of the Kansas River.

Nature-based tourist businesses in Kansas! - Unique nature-based businesses in Kansas

bulletBirdrunner - Hike, camp and explore on 180 acres of tallgrass prairie.
Located near the Konza Prairie.
bulletKeystone Gallery - Fossil hunting tours and more! 
Located near Scott State Lake and Monument Rocks.
bullet Spring Creek Guest House - This secluded getaway is on 160 acres near Eureka in the southern Flint Hills.  Located near Fall River Lake, Toronto Lake and Woodson State Fishing Lake.

Museums and Nature Centers in Kansas

bulletSternberg Museum - outstanding paleontology collection and displays.  In Hays.
bullet Fick Fossil and History Museum - Cretaceous fossils, wildflower display, folk art and local history displays including a sod house and a 1900-era general store.  In Oakley.
bulletKansas Wetlands Education Center - interpretive displays, naturalist-led programs and guided tours. Adjacent to Cheyenne Bottoms, near Great Bend.
bulletUniversity of Kansas Natural History Museum - in Dyche Hall on campus.  The North American panorama on the first floor is the largest display of its type in the world.  In Lawrence.
bulletKauffman Museum - prairie garden and historical displays.  In North Newton.
bulletGreat Plains Nature Center - interpretive displays on the Great Plains, naturalist-led programs, 200 acre urban wildlife refuge and more!   In Wichita.
bullet Milford Nature Center - interpretive displays, fish hatchery and nature trails.  Located near Junction City.
bulletErnie Miller Nature Center - interpretive displays and nature trails in 113 acre preserve.  In Olathe.
bulletPrairie Park Nature Center - interpretive displays and a 72 acre preserve.  In Lawrence.
bulletStone Nature Center - interpretive programs and a 50 acre preserve.  In Topeka.
bullet The Prairie Center - visitor center, nature trails and 293 acre preserve.  In Olathe.
bulletChaplin Nature Center - 200 acres adjacent to the Arkansas River.  Visitor center, nature trails and woodland boardwalk.  South of Wichita near the Oklahoma border.
bullet Pratt Conservation Education Center - interpretive displays, fish hatchery and nature trails.  Just east of Pratt.
bulletDillon Nature Center - interpretive displays, lake and nature trails.  In Hutchinson.

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bullet Lewis and Clark in Kansas - The first 4th of July celebration west of the Mississippi River occurred in Kansas.  Learn all about the Corps of Discovery's time in Kansas!
bulletJournals of Lewis and Clark - Read the journals day-by-day.
bullet Lewis and Clark across Missouri - Take a 3-D virtual river tour up the Missouri as Lewis and Clark saw it!
bulletLewis and Clark 200.org - The U.S. government web portal for the bicentennial.

Zoos in Kansas

bulletSedgwick County Zoo - Wichita
bulletKansas Wildlife Exhibit - Wichita
bulletKansas City Zoological Park - Kansas City
bulletRolling Hills Zoo - Salina
bulletTopeka Zoo - Topeka
bulletSunset Zoo - Manhattan
bulletLee Richardson Zoo - Garden City
bullet Wright Park Zoo - Dodge City
bulletRalph Mitchell Zoo - Independence
bullet Emporia Zoo - Emporia
bulletHutchinson Zoo - Hutchinson
bulletBrit Spaugh Zoo - Great Bend

Botanical Gardens in Kansas

bulletBotanica, the Wichita Gardens - Wichita
bulletDyck Arboretum - Hesston
bulletOverland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens- Kansas City
bulletKansas Landscape Arboretum - Wakefield

For more information on Nature-based Tourism and Watchable Wildlife elsewhere -

bullet WildlifeViewingAreas.com - Information of Watchable Wildlife sites throughout the U.S.
bulletU.S. National Park Service
bulletU.S. Parks.com
bullet Alaska Watchable Wildlife
bullet WWW Sites on BLM Land in Alaska
bullet Arkansas Watchable Wildlife
bullet Arizona Watchable Wildlife
bulletCalifornia Sites: California Fish & Game - Bureau of Land Management
bullet Colorado Watchable Wildlife
bulletMinnesota Watchable Wildlife
bulletMissouri Natural Areas and Nature Centers
bulletMontana Watchable Wildlife
bulletNebraska
bulletRowe Sanctuary (See sandhill cranes on the Platte River in March)
bulletNew Mexico Birding
bullet Ohio Watchable Wildlife
bullet Oklahoma Watchable Wildlife
bullet Great Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge
bulletNorth Dakota Natural Areas
bullet Texas Wildlife Trails
bullet Utah Watchable Wildlife
bullet Virginia Watchable Wildlife
bulletWashington Watchable Wildlife
bullet Wyoming Watchable Wildlife
bullet Alberta Watchable Wildlife
bulletBritish Columbia Watchable Wildlife
bulletSaskatchewan Ecotourism
bulletWatchable Wildlife, Inc.
bulletBicycle Touring - Links page from the League of American Bicyclists
bulletNOAA web site on viewing marine species
bulletGORP (Great Outdoor Recreation Pages) for USA
bulletThe Yahoo Outdoor Recreation page

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