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Like most of the Midwest, Kansas is prone to extreme temperatures and severe weather, depending on the season. Summers are quite hot, particularly in July and August when temperature highs reach the low 90s ... Read more
Fahrenheit (low 30s Celsius), while winters get very cold, with most of the snow falling in the northwest. Spring and early summer are much like Dorothy’s Kansas in the Wizard of Oz: the state averages 50 tornadoes every year. Other types of severe weather can hit the state as well, including thunderstorms and hail. Perhaps the best time to visit Kansas is in the autumn (September and October) when temperatures are still warm and Kansas City is alive with fall festivals.

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    Family Travelers
  • 8.7
    History Buffs
  • 7.5
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 7.5
    Adventure Travelers
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Schenectady, New York State, USA

Hays is a rural Kansas town on I-70 and a stopping point for seeing the sites in the mid-section of Kansas. Disability access and disability parking is provided depending what activities you choose.

Recommended for:Budget TravelersHistory Buffs
London, UK

Nicer place to stop in some ways than Salina, especially if you're looking for a place where kids and dogs can get out and look around. Mostly a regional city with some college students, a lot of shopping, and the obligatory truck stops.

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Quinter, Kansas, USA

Hays is a constantly growing city. It is home to Fort Hays State University and therefore has a large number of college age residents. Hays also serves as the largest city in northwest Kansas and plays host to the shopping needs of the surrounding 50+ miles. The constant work to revitalize the Chestnut Street District is just one way the city encourages entrepreneurs.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Flyover country? Not if you slow down to the small town pace and enjoy the simple life, the simple things like a warm summer evening with fireflies... 5-Stars ? Yea, hometown bias ;-)

Lakewood, Colorado, USA

Driving through Kansas offers open skies and prairie views.

Recommended for:Adventure TravelersFamily TravelersHistory BuffsOutdoor Enthusiasts