Kansas

Local Love – Tiger Burgers

Like most college cities, the mascot can penetrate almost every aspect of life. As we rolled into Hays, Kansas, we expected to see the gratuitous display of Tiger memorabilia. After all, the Fort Hays State University has used the tiger mascot since 1914. We always welcome this deep-seated local love and embrace the pride that each community has in its history. Discovering a restaurant that was founded by two local investors was just an added bonus. Since the lunch hour had passed us by, we knew a good meal was needed to rescue us from our ravenous hungers. Time to check out Tiger [...]

By |2020-09-29T06:09:01-06:00September 29th, 2020|Hays, Kansas, Midwest|0 Comments

The Chalk Pyramids – Monument Rocks National Landmark

You have probably heard people refer to Kansas as "flat as a pancake". To many along the coasts, our fly-over state is bereft of any tourism value. Fortunately, we know better. Scattered across our home state is a slew of unique oddities and interesting stories. The drive along I-70 opens up a lot of possibilities for short sidetracks and excursions. Sitting about an hour from the Colorado border, travelers can visit the first site chosen as a National Natural Landmark. The Chalk Pyramids, known as Monument Rocks, rise nearly seven stories above the Kansas prairie and inspire visitors with their natural beauty. First [...]

By |2020-09-16T18:26:37-06:00September 25th, 2020|Kansas, Midwest, Oakley|6 Comments

Fall In Love With Marysville, Kansas

If you Google Marysville, Kansas you will find that it is listed as a city in Marshall County with about 3300 residents. While these statistics seem commonplace, they do little to tell the city's story. To truly understand the dynamics of this historic town you have to experience it firsthand. Our short jaunt from Kansas City started early so that we would be able to make the most of our time. With only a day and a half to explore, we knew we would be busy. By the end of the second day, we found it easy to fall in love with the [...]

By |2020-09-18T06:35:36-06:00September 18th, 2020|Guides, Kansas, Marysville, Midwest|0 Comments

Feeling At Home In Marysville – Trailhead Suites

Our style of travel can certainly make a body weary. Since many of our trips are designed to gather as much research as possible, we can find ourselves worn out by the end of each day. Fortunately, there is always a place nearby to lay our heads. In Marysville, Kansas we had planned an action-packed day of exploring. Working with Visit Marysville, we had secured a stay at the Trailhead Suites. Our itinerary had us busy until after sundown, but we just had to slip off and check this place out before dinner. Once we passed through the threshold, we found ourselves feeling [...]

By |2020-08-28T04:18:43-06:00September 8th, 2020|Kansas, Marysville, Midwest|0 Comments

Pony Express Barn Museum – Rest For The Weary

With a trail of dust in their wake, Pony Express riders sped across the prairie on their journey toward California. After leaving St. Joseph, they would find a fresh horse waiting for them about every ten miles. A quick stop allowed them to trade mounts and in a flash, they were back on the route. They would repeat this process eight more times, at other stations, until they arrived at a Pony Express Barn. Wanting to get a better understanding of this unique mail delivery service, we made a stop at the Pony Express Barn Museum, in Marysville, Kansas. *Please note that due [...]

By |2020-09-01T06:19:19-06:00September 1st, 2020|Kansas, Marysville, Midwest|2 Comments

Koester House Museum – Capturing A Moment In Time

Imagine life 100 years after the United States had won its independence. The year is 1876 and things are changing rapidly in America. Alexander Graham Bell has just invented the telephone. Heinz Ketchup and Budweiser beer make their debut. Here in Kansas, Wyatt Earp is hired to work in Dodge City. The Pony Express had not yet begun its operation. Far to the north, work is completed on the Charles Koester House, in Marysville. Capturing a moment in time is usually done with a camera, but sometimes fortune shines on all of us. Our visit to the Koester House Museum would offer us [...]

By |2020-08-25T06:29:30-06:00August 25th, 2020|Kansas, Marysville, Midwest|18 Comments

Marysville Dining – Fuel For Exploring

One of our favorite parts of exploring new destinations is sampling the local cuisine options. When we roll into a new city, we like to keep our eyes open to dining choices that are loved by the locals. Marysville, Kansas has plenty of those, but with just over 24 hours to explore, we realized we could only test a few. This would still allow us to sample a decent cross-section of restaurants, and we were betting they would hit the spot. After all, we would need plenty of fuel for exploring this central Kansas city. Let's check out some of the Marysville dining [...]

By |2020-08-18T06:39:21-06:00August 18th, 2020|Kansas, Marysville, Midwest|12 Comments

Background Stories – Marshall County Museum

Exploring new destinations is always an eye-opening experience. One of our first stops is usually the local history museum. This helps us learn the background stories that are found in every community. That is how we landed at the Marshall County Museum in Marysville, Kansas. Pulling up in front of the 1891 courthouse had our eyes popping. Not all of the museums we visit are found in such amazing architectural spaces. We were excited to learn how this Kansas city grew from it's simple start as a ferry crossing. We want to thank Visit Marysville the Marshall County Museum for hosting our visit. [...]

By |2020-08-11T07:48:32-06:00August 11th, 2020|Kansas, Marysville, Midwest|0 Comments

Black Squirrel Sightings In Marysville, Kansas

Have you ever seen a black squirrel? When we started planning our visit to Marysville, we discovered that this Kansas town has an unexpected mascot. It seems that sometime in the past, black squirrels were introduced to this environment. Now they have proliferated throughout the community and have achieved somewhat of celebrity status. While our trip to this north-central Kansas town was primarily based on learning the local history, we couldn't pass up adding spotting these cute creatures to our "to do" list. We want to thank Visit Marysville for hosting our visit. Rest assured all opinions are our own. Oh Look, a [...]

By |2020-08-04T06:13:25-06:00August 4th, 2020|Kansas, Marysville, Midwest|16 Comments

Calling Kansas Explorers – Check Out Little Sweden USA

Too many travelers find Kansas to be just another "fly-over" state. To us, that term also refers to those that just cruise along I-70 on their way to some other place. What many of them do not realize is that by getting off of the interstate, they have an opportunity to enjoy a truly cultural experience. A great example of this is the city of Lindsborg, which sits less than 3 hours from Kansas City. Nicknamed "Little Sweden USA", this immigrant established city just begs to be explored. We want to thank Visit Lindsborg and all of the local businesses for their hospitality. [...]

By |2020-01-24T12:02:17-06:00October 14th, 2019|Destinations, Guides, Kansas, Lindsborg, Midwest|8 Comments
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