From Oklahoma - Two Days
GREENSBURG, population 785
A - 10 a.m. Greensburg
Big Well, 315 S. Sycamore, 620.723.4102, bigwell.org, $$, bathrooms.
Kiowa County Museum and Soda Fountain, 320 S. Main, 620.723.1125, Facebook, $$, bathrooms.
A - 12:30 p.m. Bringing a group? Call to make arrangements for boxed lunches (and maybe an art project) at 5.4.7. Arts Center. 620.723.2600, 547artscenter.org, bathrooms.
D - 1:30 p.m.
PAWNEE COUNTY near Larned, population 3,772
A - 2:30 p.m. Fort Larned National Historic Site, 1767 K-156, 620.285.6911, nps.gov/fols/, bathrooms.
D - 4:30 p.m.
PAWNEE ROCK STATE HISTORIC SITE
A - 5 p.m. Pawnee Rock State Historic Site, ½ mile north of Pawnee Rock on Centre,
kshs.org/p/pawnee-rock/19577, 785.272.8681, ext. 211. Unattended.
D - 5:30 p.m.
GREAT BEND, population 15,170
A - 6 p.m. Great Bend. Evening meal and lodging. 620792.2750. visitgreatbend.com.
Breakfast at motel
D - 8:30 a.m.
A - 9 a.m. Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156, 620.566.1456, wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu,
D - 10 a.m.
LINDSBORG, population 3,288
A - 11 a.m. Lindsborg. Contact Holly for lunch and activities arrangements. 888.227.2227, visitlindsborg.com
A – 11:00 a.m. Crown and Rye, 121 N. Main St., 785-227-8422
D – 12:15 p.m.
A – 12:15 p.m. Downtown Lindsborg
D – 2:15 p.m.
A – 2:30 p.m. Red Barn Studio Museum
3:00 p.m. - Depart
BELLE PLAINE, population 1,568
A - 4:30 a.m. Bartlett Arboretum, K-55 and Line, 620.488.3451, bartlettarboretum.com, $$.
D - 6 p.m.
MULVANE, population 6,416
A - 6:15 p.m. Luciano’s, 216 W. Main, 316.777.0045, restaurantlucianos.com. Fine Italian dining.
D – 8:15 p.m. Depart for home.
*All stops have been vetted by the Kansas Sampler Foundation. For more in-depth information about each stop, or stops in between, consult the Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers. Purchase the book at kansassampler.org. The Kansas Sampler Foundation duo of Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe hit the road for parts of four years to look in every town, city, and in hundreds of other dots on the map and countryside to assemble this 480 page book that features all 105 counties, 515 cities, 4,500 attractions, 843 eateries and 1,600 color photos. Use the detailed directions, descriptions, and websites to help you choose and arrive at your destination!