To some, Kansas may seem like nothing more than farmland and the center of America, but to those with old plane tickets to Kansas in their scrapbooks, it's much more. Notable people ranging from Ed Asner to Kirstie Alley have called the state home, and for those who like a good read, fictional characters Dorothy Gale (Wizard of Oz) and Mary Ann (Gilligan's Island) also resided in the state. Whatever you enjoy in Kansas, it's "no place like home" -- in a good way.
Your best bet for cheap flights to Kansas might be the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, but this shouldn't dictate your entire trip. Then again, if you're a connoisseur of great food, Wichita was named the "Best Kept Secret" in America when it came to cuisine. Of course, you could come during the low season -- the beginning of the year -- when plane tickets and hotels in Kansas are cheaper. You could still check out the statewide Kansas Day in January and the Spring Expo at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in February.
If the best flights to Kansas you find are during the summer, the 10-day western heritage celebration known as Dodge City Days is in July. Showing up in September, however, will let you experience OZtoberfest and relive the Wizard of Oz in Wamego.
If, by some strange coincidence, you can't find any events that excite you during the time frame you plan on visiting, go ahead and check out hotels in Kansas City, KS so you can at least enjoy the Schlitterbahn water park or a heart-pounding race at the Lakeside Speedway. Of course, you might enjoy the Strataca salt mines or Sedgwick County Zoo even more.
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