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  • World's First Pizza Hut

    World's First Pizza Hut

    Wichita, Kansas

    Pizza Hut was invented by two Wichita State University students. The first Hut was moved onto the campus as a shrine to free enterprise.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • World's Largest Ball of Twine

    World's Largest Ball of Twine

    Cawker City, Kansas

    The late Frank Stoeber's giant twine ball continues to grow under the supervision of Cawker City residents.

  • The Garden of Eden

    The Garden of Eden

    Lucas, Kansas

    Weird home of folk art and political statements; the late Sam Dinsmoor can be viewed in the back yard.

  • Kansas Underground Salt Museum

    Kansas Underground Salt Museum

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    Museum transports visitors 65 stories below ground to tour vast salt galleries.

  • Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

    Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    Second only to The Smithsonian in space artifacts -- see Cosmonaut cast-offs, Nazi ballistics, and American moon diapers.

  • Atomic Cannon

    Atomic Cannon

    Junction City, Kansas

    The Atomic Cannon was designed to fire a nuclear shell far enough so that it would destroy an enemy without incinerating itself. Park currently closed for security reasons; it may reopen later in 2015.

  • Dorothy's House and Land of Oz

    Dorothy's House and Land of Oz

    Liberal, Kansas

    Real-life Dorothys give tours. Plot points of the film are colorfully recreated and midget Munchkin mannequins are everywhere.

  • M.T. Liggett's Political Sculptures

    M.T. Liggett's Political Sculptures

    Mullinville, Kansas

    Sculptures blown by the winds of politics, this Kansas man's viewpoint is writ in metal and bile. But he's not mad.

  • Subterra Castle: Missile Silo Home

    Subterra Castle: Missile Silo Home

    Shawnee County, Kansas

    Defunct nuclear missile complexes are 20th century castles, according to the 21st century couple who live in this one.

  • Big Brutus

    Big Brutus

    West Mineral, Kansas

    Big Brutus, a humongous earth mover, stands where it died and is now a tourist attraction.

  • Dalton Defenders Museum

    Dalton Defenders Museum

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    Coffeyville remembers the day that the Dalton Gang rode into town to rob two banks, and got shot full of holes by an irate citizenry.

  • He Killed Lincoln's Killer, Then Lived In A Hole

    He Killed Lincoln's Killer, Then Lived In A Hole

    Concordia, Kansas

    Soldier Boston Corbett shot John Wilkes Booth. Later, this hole was his home.

  • That Grow a Beard Abe! Town

    That Grow a Beard Abe! Town

    Delphos, Kansas

    Abe Lincoln's insistent Grow-a-Beard girl lived here, but Delphos has greater claims to fame...

  • World's Largest Easel

    World's Largest Easel

    Goodland, Kansas

    A giant replica painting on a giant steel easel -- Van Gogh sunflowers for the Sunflower State.

  • World's Largest Hand-Dug Well and Meteorite

    World's Largest Hand-Dug Well and Meteorite

    Greensburg, Kansas

    Two unrelated attractions under one roof -- until the roof blew away in a 2007 tornado. But the big hole and the space rock survived.

  • Valeda The Talking Transparent Woman

    Valeda The Talking Transparent Woman

    Halstead, Kansas

    A life-size see-through plastic model explains her anatomy and the mysteries of life.

  • Comanche, Little Bighorn Survivor

    Comanche, Little Bighorn Survivor

    Lawrence, Kansas

    Comanche was the last U.S. Army survivor of Custer's Last Stand. He was the most famous horse in America, even after was dead and stuffed.

  • The Smithalo

    The Smithalo

    Longford, Kansas

    60 tons, stands on a hilltop. A personal monument to the American buffalo that was built by Ray Omar Smith, far from the normal tourist routes.

  • Rock City

    Rock City

    Minneapolis, Kansas

    A strange field of strange boulders -- 200 sandstone concretions -- and a popular stop to wear out children.

  • Home of Beautiful Women, Hot and Cold Water Towers

    Home of Beautiful Women, Hot and Cold Water Towers

    Pratt, Kansas

    Take a photo of Pratt's famous "Hot" and "Cold" water towers, then see a historical exhibit on Pratt's heritage of beauty queens.

  • Truckhenge


    Topeka, Kansas

    A distorted Stonehenge, but also a playful poke at bureaucrats.

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