Kansas Tourist Attractions
National Historic Trails in Kansas :
The California National Historic Trail wends its way through Kansas. It commemorates the route travelled in the 1840's by gold-seekers en route to California ! Some 250,000 prospectors travelled the Trail.
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Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail - Kansas Visitor Center The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, a Kansas attraction, follows the Columbia & Missouri rivers through 11 states. The Corps of Discovery , the name given to a group some 33 persons set out May 1804 from the Mid West to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean.
Oregon National Historic Trail - Kansas
Settlers, fur traders & religious folk all past along the Oregon Trail. The first wagon train crossing of the Rocky Mountains was in 1843. Their achievement was called the Great Migration" . They started at Independence in Missouri and ended at the Pacific. The Oregon Trail is an historic Kansas attraction .
Pony Express National Historic Trail passes through Kansas. The 1,800 miles from St. Joseph Missouri to Sacramento California was completed in just ten days! It operated just 18 months until October 1861 when the arrival the telegraph killed it off. Some 120 historic sites are planned .
The Santa Fe National Historic Trail runs through Kansas between Sante Fe with western Missouri . The Sante Fe Trail , Cowboys & the Wild West are the stuff of legends.It is of major Kansas attraction in historical terms relevant to the West's development with settlers migating along the Santa Fe Trail.