Midwest Destinations for Road Tripping, Part 2: Missouri & Kansas
In our first post abut “Midwestern Road Trip Destinations,” we covered great destinations to for a Midwest road trip. We listed places as far away as South Dakota and Michigan, which got us thinking. While those places are beautiful and fun, maybe you don’t want to spend a whole day on the road getting to and from your destination. A quick weekend getaway may be all the time you have to spare. Below is a list of some cool places to see that are just a few hours away from us here in Kansas and Missouri.
The Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas recalls the history of the Space Race. The museum contains the biggest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. The Cosmosphere is one of only three museums in the world to exhibit spacecrafts flown in all three of the early American space programs: Mercury (Liberty Bell 7,) Gemini, (Gemini 10), and Apollo (Apollo 13).
The Classic Road Trip
Route 66 is the classic American highway, and Missouri is where it was born. You can drive from St. Louis, to Springfield, to Joplin and hit all of the historic roadside attrractions along the way.
Midwest Wine Country
If you enjoy fine wine, then a road trip to Missouri’s wine country is for you. Central Missouri’s nationally-recognized wine country has over 120 local wineries and boasts nine wine trails. This large area spreads from August to Hermann to Ste. Genevieve and beyond.
Strataca: Kansas Underground Salt Museum
Located 650 feet underground, the Kansas Underground Salt Museum is in the middle of an ancient Permian Sea. The museum features a 6,000-pound salt block that visitors are invited to touch, as well as the “Permian Playground,” This museum is a fine representation of prehistoric Earth.
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