From the time of cowboys and Indians on, Kansas has been at the center of American events. The state has museums, prairie, and many forts, all with the “old west” flavor. Military reunions can look into visiting frontier military sites. Forts Leavenworth, Riley, Hays, Larned and Scott were all key parts of western expansion. Pioneer trails including the Santa Fe, California, Oregon and Smoky Hill all enrich Kansas.
Contact: Kansas Travel and Tourism Department, 800-252-6787; www.travelks.com