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African Americans

Learn how African Americans influenced national events and helped to settle the Kansas frontier.


Plan your visits to Wichita-made diners, located all over the United States. Find a history of Valentine Diners and find diners near you.


Plan a trip to visit several of the state-owned sites that were once missions in Kansas.

American Indians

Several of the state-owned historic sites tell the stories of the tribes who call Kansas home. Plan your trip to discover more about their history.

Pawnee Indian Museum sacred bundle

Kansas families

Meet some of the movers and shakers who made Kansas what it is today.These state-owned sites tell their stories.


Take a walk, have a picnic, and watch the wildlife while enjoying the view at these historic places.

Kansas Historical Society Nature Trail

Civil War

Discover the events that gripped the nation 150 years ago during the Civil War when you visit these state-owned sites.

Forts & Trails

When you're following one of the trails passing through Kansas or visiting frontier forts, you'll want to include some of the state-owned sites. Discover their stories.

Fort Hays State Historic Site, Hays