I Have a Feeling That We're in Kansas Toto!

Finding the Center of it All in the rectangular state

WesTrek '99

June 1999


The journeyer through the United States finds that in the middle is the state of Kansas. As a result, it is often necessary to cross there, though many would want to visit. Not only does it boast the center of the United States, it also sports the following reasons to go to the state, including:

Topeka, KS The State Capitol in Topeka

The Garden of Eden: Where NOT tempted Eve into sin, in a place full of biblical and political statements set into concrete in Lucas. Grab an Apple

The Largest Ball of Twine in KS The Worlds Largest Ball of Twine - for tying up those loose parcels and stacks of papers in Cawker City. It's soooooo big!

The Barbed Wire Museum in LaCrosse, KS where NOT once again, despite sitting on a cactus once, still gets the point in the end, though not quite the point of the museum. Ouch!

Coronado looking for water. The statue of Coronado, who is known for looking for the fountain of youth in Liberal, Kansas.

And the "Oz-some" town of Liberal Kansas, home of Dorothy's house and those ever-present wooden munchkins which NOT would not pose with. Toto, I have the Feeling We're in Kansas Again

But at the heart of things is the center of the US in Lebanon, Kansas.


WesTrek '99 Travels

North America Travel

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U.S. Travel

Kansas State Travel

Photos (and some puns) courtesy of David Backman

Prepared Fall 1999.  Last updated June 2006