The 10 Best Guided Tours in Kansas!

Guided tours or self-guided tours of the most interesting places in Kansas give the opportunity to learn about the rich history of this great state. Discover the beginnings of the state, the story of its people, and what contributions Kansas has made to our nation. These 10 best guided tours will educate, entertain and amaze. 

1. Abilene Walking Tours, Abilene, KS

One of Kansas’ best guided tours is the Abilene Tour Route in Abilene. It is the best way to take an intimate look at what was once known as the “original Kansas Cowtown.” An exciting city filled with many places to visit and learn from, and especially the life of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s home-town. 

2. Western Vistas Historic Byway Tour, Scott City, KS

The Western Vistas Historic Byway Tour in Scott City is both traditionally and pictorially captivating. See the weathered Kansas landscape, learn about the wild west lore, the land once inhabited by a vast ocean, native Indians and iconic cowboys. 

3. Kansas State Capitol Historic Tours, Topeka, KS

The Kansas State Capitol Historic Tour allows you to walk through all five floors of the amazing Kansas capitol building. You will see and learn about the capitol’s murals, the rotunda’s unique stenciling, visit the governor’s office, walk through the senate and house chambers along with the east and west wing galleries.

4. Historical Signs Walking Tour, Caldwell, KS

Don’t miss the 19 historical markers that highlight the rich filled history of Caldwell. These 19 historical markers in downtown Caldwell provides a comprehensive view of the American past.

5. Fort Leavenworth Historic Wayside Self-Guided Tour, Leavenworth, KS

Learn about the historical city of Leavenworth when you take the Historic Wayside Self-Guided Tour of the City of Leavenworth. Learn about the people, the places and the events that formed this great midwestern city years ago. 

6. Birdhouse Art Tour, Great Bend, KS

Over 50 skillfully painted bird houses await you on the Great Bend Birdhouse tour. A unique and distinctly different tour of tall artist painted birdhouses makes Great Bend a sure destination this year.

7. Historical Downtown Walking Tours, Hays, KS

Enjoy the picturesque and historically preserved buildings in downtown Hays which are complemented by original bricked streets in downtown. The tours offer information about the rich history and understanding of this lovely locale and the past stories that created this magnificent city. 

8. The Historic Homes & Caton Homes Tour, Winfield, KS

The Historic Home and Caton Homes Tour of Winfield is like no other. This tour will walk you by more than 50 Victorian and historic older homes and over 20 of those homes were built by Bill Caton, the son of a well-known Winfield family. 

9. Self-Guided Civil War Tour, Humboldt, KS

This Civil War self-guided tour in downtown Humboldt offers information about the fighting between pro-slavery factions and non-pro slavery advocate groups. The trials and tribulations of a community caught in a sometimes bloody and senseless battle over the rights of slaves.

10. Ghost Tours, Kansas City, KS

A paying ghost tour of Kansas City, will wind you through the streets of Kansas City on the Kansas side. Despite the constant threat of spotting a ghost you will also learn about the history of this unique downtown area. 

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600 West 5th Avenue, Arkansas City, KS
The Skate Park is located @ Paris Park Recreation Area adjacent to Paris Park Pool 600 West 5th Avenue in Arkansas City.  The Skate Park was b... Read More
1047 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS
Mission:The Douglas County Historical Society encourages civic engagement by supporting the research and interpretation of county history through a... Read More
200 North Broadway, Wichita, KS
The Orpheum Theatre in Wichita, Kansas built by theatre mogul Carl Hobitzelle, opened on September 4, 1922, and was the first atmospheric theatre i... Read More
5555 Zoo Boulevard, Wichita, KS
About Us:Sedgwick County Zoo was established by the volunteer efforts of civic-minded citizens who formed the Sedgwick County Zoological Society in... Read More
204 South Main Street, Wichita, KS
Mission: The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum’s mission is to educate the community and its visitors about local history by colle... Read More
835 East 1st Street in Old Town, Wichita, KS
Mission: To provide a gateway to the past that educates, entertains and inspires life long learning History: The Museum of World Treasures was f... Read More
1400 West Museum Boulevard, Wichita, KS
Nestled in the heart of the Museums on the River district just five minutes from downtown in the Riverside neighborhood, the Wichita Art Museum is ... Read More
3350 South George Washington Boulevard, Wichita, KS
Kansas Aviation Museum opened on April 19, 1991 to showcase Kansas aviation history.Today the building is on the National Register of Historic Plac... Read More
1900 East James Street, Derby, KS
Rock River Rapids is the premier water park in south-central Kansas!  Rock River Rapids is a full service Aquatic Park with Concessions, Lock... Read More
383 East Central Avenue, El Dorado, KS
Mission:To preserve and interpret the history and culture of the people who settled and developed Butler County, with emphasis on those industries ... Read More
303 East Iron Avenue, Salina, KS
Mission and History: Salina Community Theatre is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of people in Salina an... Read More
625 North Hedville Road, Salina, KS
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure Zoo (formerly Rolling Hills Refuge) west of Salina, Kansas is one of Kansas’ newest zoos. This high quality,... Read More
1500 E 8th Avenue, Winfield, KS
Winfield Community Theatre began in 1967 as a creative outlet and an entertainment resource for Cowley County. Through 31 years of production at Th... Read More
500 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard, Dodge City, KS
Mission & Vision Statement:The mission of Boot Hill Museum is to preserve and interpret the Old West through exhibits, education and entertainm... Read More
120 Mill Street, Lindsborg, KS
Standing tall on the banks of the Smoky Hill River, the McPherson County Old Mill Museum preserves the early heritage of McPherson County. The muse... Read More
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