The US state of Kansas provides plenty of enchanting attractions across its vibrant towns and cities. It also offers a wide-open pastoral landscape with numerous outdoor activities. Kansas is a state full of rich history and a great place to visit, known for its beautiful tallgrass prairies that seem to go on endlessly.
1. Kansas City Aquarium
Sea Life Kansas City is a wonderful aquarium located at the Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The aquarium contains thousands of marine animals. This sea life features fresh and saltwater exhibits as well as several interactive exhibits. It contains aquatic creatures and interactive touch pools and a 360° ocean tunnel where visitors can have a hands-on experience with the animals on display. The most notable species of this aquarium are the great Pacific octopus, green sea turtles, blacktip reef shark, cow-nosed ray, and big-bellied seahorse. Sea Life Kansas City is owned and operated by Merlin Entertainments.
2. Monument Rocks
Among the places to explore in Kansas, Monument Rock deserves special mention because of its uniqueness. It is a series of chalk formations in Gove County, between Kansas and Colorado. Monument Rock is also referred to as Chalk Pyramids. The rock is known to form 80 million years ago when the place was underwater. It is one of the natural wonders located in the northwestern part of Kansas. All the monument has different shape and size, some are 70 feet tall, and some are embedded shells and fossils of various sea lives. The Monument Rocks are one of the 8 wonders of Kansas.
3. Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
Cosmosphere is a famous and well-known planetarium, a space museum, and a STEM education center in Hutchinson, Kansas. At a time it was known as the Kansas Cosmosphere. Cosmosphere is known for restoring and exhibiting spaceships as well as organizing space camps. This space museum projects over 13,000 spaceflight artifacts. It is the largest collection of Russian and US space artifacts in the world. Cosmosphere is home to internationally acclaimed educational programs. The collection of this museum includes a large number of space suits on display as well as a V-2 rocket, a V-1 flying bomb, a Lockheed SR-71 blackbird, the Apollo 13 command module Odyssey, a Vostok space capsule, the Liberty Bell 7 Mercury spacecraft.
4. Museum of World Treasures
The Museum of World Treasures is located in Wichita, Kansas. It displays the world’s historical pieces and collections representing many different fields of interest and a wide range of subjects. Which does not limit to a particular era of history. The collection includes Tylosaurus specimens, a genuine shrunken head, Tyrannosaurus, Egyptian mummies, Daspletosaurus, a section of the Berlin Wall, and signatures of all the American presidents. The Museum of World Treasures is a non-profit organization. it provides educational events, and exhibits programs.
5. Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita
The Sedgwick County Zoo is a zoological park and a major attraction in Wichita, Kansas. With the help of the Sedgwick County Zoological Society, the zoo was founded in 1971. Soon after it was recognized and got famous nationally and internationally because of its support of conservation programs and successful breeding of rare and endangered species. The park is constructed according to geographical region and in it, each section includes animals from that part of the world. The zoo has over 3,000 animals of nearly 500 species. In the Sedgwick County Zoo giraffe feeding sessions are available several times a day and also special events happen throughout the year. Park has four different food and beverage locations that serve snacks, light meals, and drinks.