Home | Getting Started | Gift Center | Gear Store | Topo Maps | My Wildernet | Newsletter Signup
Kansas > Kansas Historic Sites
Destination Locator:

Kansas Historic Sites

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site-
Council Grove-
Fort Laramie National Historic Site-
Fort Larned National Historic Site-
Fort Scott National Historic Site-

Search by Name within Kansas:

Activity Locator:

Kansas Historic Sites Customized Topo Maps and Aerial Photos
Outdoor Gear and Clothing

Search by Name within Kansas:

Trip Planner

Hotels Airline Tickets Car Rentals
B&Bs Yellow Pages City Guide

General Information

Description - Kansas first appears in the history of the west in the 16th century at the time of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, when Spanish conquistadores explored the unknown land now known as Kansas. It was later explored by French fur trappers who traded with the Native Americans. Kansas became part of the United States in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.

Attractions - Four sites in Kansas managed by Federal and state agencies are described in this section of Wildernet.

Recreation - Historical sites provide educational programs and opportunities to view historic buildings and locations. Some sites also have interpretive tours and hiking trails.

Climate - Kansas has an annual mean temperature almost as high as that of Virginia, more sunshine than that of any state to the east, and generous summer rains. The State lies across the path of alternate masses of warm moist air moving north from the Gulf of Mexico and currents of cold, comparatively dry, air moving from the polar regions. Consequently, its weather is subject to frequent and often sharp changes, usually of short duration. Summers are inclined to be warm--often the word "hot" describes them best--but are healthful, with low relative humidity during periods of high temperatures, and usually a good wind movement. Heat prostrations are almost unknown.

Location - Maps and driving instructions to reach each of the Kansas historical sites are provided on the individual wildernet pages describing each site.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

Trip Reports:
Add your own trip Report! Newly re-released feature. One of the most popular features on Wildernet, trip reports allow you to share your experiences with others. This is an invaluable resource for determining what to expect on your outdoor adventure, so please participate! To prevent spamming, you must be a registered user of Wildernet in order to submit a trip report

No trip reports filed to date. Please be the first one to do so!

More Information

Additional Information:
Kansas - This state was named for a native American tribe that lived in the area when European settlement began. Traveling through Kansas the landscape looks deceivingly homogeneous, but a variety of landforms exist within its borders.


About Wildernet |  Email to a Friend  |  Disclaimer |  Privacy |  Contact Us  | Comments & Suggestions
Advertisers & Sponsors |  Owners & Operators |  Tourism Promotors
©1995-2019 Interactive Outdoors Inc. All rights reserved.