Kansas  è uno stato americano posto nelle regione delle Grandi pianure, pressapoco al centro geografico della Nazione. Grazie al Mago di Oz molte persone dentro e fuori del Kansas considerano questo stato come un luogo da cui scappare. Ciò nonostante il Kansas ha molti luoghi degni di una visita soprattutto se si è appassionati della storia di conquista dell'Ovest.
Other cities in Kansas include:
Although native Americans have lived in Kansas for thousands of years and the first Europeans visited in the 1600s, most Kansas communities date from the early to mid 1880s. The real development of Kansas didn’t take place until the 1850s when proslavery settlers from Missouri and antislavery settlers from New England flooded into the area. This period of "Bleeding Kansas" included a great deal of violence and some people consider this area to have been the cradle of the Civil War. In communities like Lawrence, Kansas many organizations and businesses still proudly display the "free state" name.
Residents of Kansas believe that they speak unaccented English, but there is a faint southern influence.
If you are driving to Kansas from the east or west, it would be best to take Interstate 70. I-35 travels from the south center of the state and passes northeast meeting I-70 in Kansas City.
The only way to travel in Kansas is to drive. It's part of the experience of being in the state to spend time on the road. Take the time to plan a route off of the main highways and see the country.
Kansas' best known regional food is Kansas City BBQ, associated with metropolitan Kansas City area including Wyandotte County and Johnson County, as well as portions of Missouri. It is a slow "pit" style barbeque. Well known restaurants include Rosedale and Wyandotte BBQ in Kansas City, and Hayward's Pit BBQ and Kansas City Masterpiece in Overland Park. Kansas City Masterpiece in Overland Park, Kansas was the original restaurant the started the chain.
In Newton, Charlie's Restaurant (part of the Newell's Truck Plaza) offers excellent breakfast burritos 24 hours a day.
Kansas is in "Tornado Alley." Tornadoes and Severe thunderstorms with high winds and hail are not uncommon during the spring and summer months. Make sure you keep a radio on in the car. Should you hear the tornado sirens sounding, locate a suitable tornado shelter at once - DO NOT stay outdoors to get a picture! Also, DO NOT try to outrun the tornado in your car! You may wind up driving directly into the tornado's path.
Should the skies be cloudy, and the light take on a greenish-yellow cast, this is an indication of an imminent hail storm - again, seek shelter at once.
But keep in mind, these storms are spread over a wide area and most residents have never seen a tornado. Refer to the Tornado safety article for analysis of the issues here.