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Geographical Centre of the USA 2 miles northwest of Lebanon you will find this remarkable spot.

Lawrence Founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery community. Today this town is home to the University of Kansas. The city is of interest for anyone that is engrossed by the arts, architecture, history and/or culture.

Wichita This town was originally a stopover on the Texas-to-Kansas cattle route, although it has been an Indian settlement prior to 1865. Today Wichita is home to three of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers.

Dodge City This is probably one of the most famous cowboy towns in the USA. It had very short-lived days of glory that only lasted from about 1875 to 1886. In the 1930s this town was the perfect setting for many Western films. Legendary characters like Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson is associated with this town.

Outdoors

Botanica Wichita. These botanical gardens do not only host American flora, but some specimens from Asia too. The indoor exhibits allow a bit of refreshment from the heat.

Lakeside Dodge City. Have hours of fun with recreational water sports on the lakeside.

Mount Oread Lawrence. This grassy area with its multitude of trees is a perfect place to just relax.

Moving around

The biggest airport is in Wichita, whilst the main access route by road is the I-70. Kansas is well-served by busses to the main cities, and trains run through the centre of the state. Accessing the west and south-west without one's own transport might be troublesome.

National festival and holidays

Lawrence Indian Art Show mid-September to October. A showcase of Native American traditions.

Dodge City Days and Rodeo end of July. This two-week event let one re-live the days of the old Wild West.

Mid-America All-Indian Intertribal Powwow late July. Witness this great event at the Mid-America All-Indian Centre and Museum in Wichita. Traditional dancing, food, arts and crafts are on display.

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