Enjoy the Excitement of Northeast Kansas

From the bustling state capital to the beauty of its parks, Northeast Kansas offers visitors a memorable escape. One of the most exciting ways to see it is to take a ride along the Glacial Hills Scenic Byway. You'll see the remains of the receding glaciers and some of the oldest communities in the State. The Byway will also take you through Atchison, the birthplace of Amelia Earhart (home of the Amelia Earhart Festival) and a famous stop for Lewis and Clark. You'll pass Leavenworth and get a glimpse of the scenic Missouri River.

But that's not all the Northeast has to offer!

College sports fans can watch the University of Kansas Jayhawks thrill crowds who show up to their basketball, football, and baseball games. Visitors near Topeka in July can experience the Fiesta Mexicana, or they can tour the colorful Tulip Time Festival in April.

Any time is a good time to visit the State Capitol Building, while the summers demand a trip to Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Even the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Jazz in the Woods Festival, and Kansas International Film Festival call the Northeast home. And you might also see a rodeo or two as you wander.

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Brown v. Board of Educaton National Historic Site in Kansas

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Brown v. Board of Education in Kansas

Tour the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

Explore the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas and learn more about the groundbreaking Supreme Court decision that paved the way for ending racial segregation in the U.S. public school system. Guests can tour the Monroe Elementary School, visit the galleries, and examine the numerous rotating displays, as well as attend special events, such as those planned for African American History Month.

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College Sports in Northeast Kansas

Competitive college sports bring the crowds to Northeast Kansas. The University of Kansas Jayhawks welcomes supporters to Lawrence with thrilling Big 12 Conference action. From the men’s team in “March Madness” to the crack of the baseball bats at Hoglund Ballpark to hearing 50,000 Jayhawk football fans yelling their support, you’ll love every minute. You may even get a chance to see them take on arch-rivals from Manhattan, Kansas, the K-State Wildcats.

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