From Nebraska or Colorado - Two Days
Make sure to note Central Time (CT) or Mountain Time (MT)
ST. FRANCIS, population 1,294
A – 10 a.m. CT St. Francis Motorcycle Museum, 110 E. Washington, St. Francis, 785.332.2400,
stfrancismotorcyclemuseum.org, donations, bathrooms.
D – 11:15 a.m. CT
GOODLAND, population 4,386
A – 11 a.m. MT. Giant Van Gogh Painting, 1998 Cherry, Goodland.
D – 11:30 a.m. MT
A – 11:40 p.m. Crazy R’s Bar and Grill, 1618 Main, 785.890.3430, or other options.
COLBY, population 5,317
D – 1:30 p.m. MT
A – 1:15 p.m. CT, Prairie Museum of Art and History and Cooper Barn, 1905 S. Franklin, 785.460.4590,
D – 3:15 p.m. CT
STUDLEY (Sheridan County), unincorporated
A – 4:15 p.m. CT, Cottonwood Ranch state historic site, 14432 E. U.S. 24, Studley, 785.627.5866.
D – 5:15 p.m. CT
HOXIE, population 1,198
A – 5:40 p.m. CT Elephant Bistro, 732 Main, Hoxie. 785.637.3977, theelephantbistrobar.com.
D – 7:30 p.m. CT
A – 8:10 p.m. CT Overnight Colby. oasisontheplains.com/lodging/.
Breakfast at motel.
D - 8 a.m. CT Leave Colby. Drive by courthouse and statue, 300 N. Court.
OAKLEY, population 2,108
A – 8:30 a.m. CT Buffalo Bill Statue (8 Wonders of Kansas Art) and Cultural Center, U.S. 83 and 2nd, Oakley, buffalobilloakley.org/.
D – 9:30 a.m. CT
A – 10:15 a.m. CT Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park, 400 Rd. and Gold, Logan County, 620.872.2061. ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Locations/Little-Jerusalem-Badlands. Free or $$. Lots of walking.
D – 12 p.m. CT Bring boxed lunches along for the ride. Groups? Make lunch arrangements with Travel Wallace County, 785.891.3564.
WALLACE, population 59
A – 12:15 p.m. MT Fort Wallace Museum, 2655 U.S. 40, 785.891.3564, ftwallace.com. Plus cemetery, and then Section House, signage, and Memory Bank and Wallace Trading Company, 2nd and Wall Street, 720.298.1133, Facebook.
D – 3 p.m. Return 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!