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Kansas is the Sunny Sunflower State

See what Kansas has to offer beyond the yellow brick road.

Kansas is the heart of the Midwest and home to several major cities, quaint towns, and plenty of attractions that make this state a top destination in the West. The Sunflower State offers plenty of history, being the birthplace of Amelia Earhart and is the setting of L. Frank Baum's famed book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

1. Hit the Greens

Kansas is a beautiful state full of rolling hills and beautiful sunflowers. The area is home to many award-winning gold courses. Rolling Meadows has been rated 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest, and features 29 bunkers and 6 lakes for golfers that are great for golfers of all skill levels. Colbert Hills is a championship course has a unique lay out with bunkers, tall grass, bent grass, and more for those looking for a challenge.

2. Visit Sunset Zoo

The Sunset Zoo has over 250 animals ranging from A to Z. Guests can get up close and personal with exotic animals including tigers, flamingos, and monkeys galore. The Zoo also hosts plenty of special events, such as their SPOOKtacular around Halloween, and just for adults they have a Wine in the Wild event.

3. See Great Performances at McCain Auditorium

Since 1970, McCain Auditorium has been a staple part of Kansas State University. The Auditorium seats 1,750 people and hosts over 30 events a season. They see all sorts of famous names grace their stage, from Carol Burnett and Bill Cosby to Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma. Be sure to check their website and see what events are currently showing.

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