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Cheap flights to Kansas

Known as the ‘Sunflower State’ for the scores of bright flowers that grow in its prairies, the state of Kansas is located in the Midwest of the United States - not to be confused with Kansas City of Kansas nor Kansas City of neighbouring Missouri. Named after the native Indian tribe (Kansa) that had once lived in the region, Kansas was the 34th state to join the United States after being bought from the French as part of the Louisiana Purchase. With an area of more than 80,000 square miles, Kansas is the 15th largest state in the US and one of the most agriculturally productive - its many farms churn out corn, wheat, sorghum, oats, soybeans, barley, potatoes and many other types of produce. It is also the second-largest producer of beef cattle in the USA.

On top of being one of the country’s leading food producers, Kansas is also strategically located in the centre of the contiguous USA, leading to its other nickname (Midway USA). Its diverse natural landscape include rolling hills, sand dunes, canyons, plains, woodlands, rivers and lakes.

Getting around Kansas

Like most places in the United States, Kansas is best navigated by car. With its extensive network of well-developed highways and roads as well as a general abundance of parking spaces, road trips in Kansas could be fun, enjoyable and easy.

Otherwise, public buses are also available within individual towns and cities.

What to see and do

If in Kansas, don’t miss a visit to one of the state’s most famous attractions: Strataca, the Kansas Underground Salt Museum. Though not something you’d typically see in a museum, underground salt mines are a big part of Kansas: the state houses some of the world’s largest deposits of underground rock salt. Strataca, for one, is located 650 feet beneath the Earth’s surface and covers about 27,000 square miles of space. The salt deposit was formed 275 million years ago with the drying up of the Permian Sea, and was once voted one of the ‘8 Wonders of Kansas’.

Visitors to the Salt Museum can take the underground Salt Mine Express to explore the vast cavern and learn more about salt mining in the museum’s many galleries and exhibits. Hollywood movie memorabilia can also be found on display; this unlikely coincidence is due to the fact the mine’s constant temperature and humidity make it an excellent environment for preserving delicate objects such as film negatives and movie props, and so a separate part of the mine was segregated for secure storage purposes (which Hollywood made good use of).

Flights to Kansas

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