Rent a car in Kansas and you’ve got one of the most eye-catching states in America just a tap on the gas-peddle away...
Kansas has a delicate beauty, and one which is fed into by the warm hearts of the local population. Kansas is known locally as the Sunflower State, and these flowers line the roads and lie dotted around the smooth landscape for miles around.
The state is large and has very distinct regions. Eastern Kansas is the most populated area and here you’ll find destinations such as Kansas City and Topeka. Western Kansas is distinctly rural. This is where the land becomes a vast expanse of countryside that provided the backdrop for many a cowboy film. Central Kansas, meanwhile, has the best of both worlds – beautiful plains and the mighty city of Wichita. With car hire, Wichita can be your central base for the rest of Kansas and all the places you want to be.
Kansas is served by Kansas City International Airport, one of the largest airports in the USA. It is a state of the art facility, and its reputation as a one of finest airports in the world puts Kansas firmly on the map. Many Kansas car rental companies have stands in the terminal building, making Kansas car hire very accessible. If you book in advance you'll find many deals on cheap car hire in Kansas, with the added convenience of having your hire car ready and waiting upon your arrival.
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If you have arranged car hire, Kansas holidays can be spent in one place or you can hit the asphalt and enjoy a road trip...
If you opt for car rental in Kansas, there are many areas of historic interest which can be visited. Capitol dome dominates the skyline of downtown Topeka, and 1.5 hours away in Abilene is the home of the 34th president Dwight D. Eisenhower. Topeka itself is in north-eastern Kansas, about an hour west of Kansas City.
Other highlights include the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, home to the actual Apollo 13 command module. This is located 50 miles away from Wichita, and 240 miles from Kansas City.
Fans of cowboy films won’t be able to resist the two-and-a-half hour trip west from Wichita to legendary Dodge City. Here, drenched in the spirit of the Wild West, you’ll find attractions such as Boot Hill, Fort Dodge and several museums depicting the history of Dodge.
While many of the historical sites in Kansas centre on the early settlers and the origins of the Civil War, the state also has a massive connection with Native American Indians. A trip to Abilene will demonstrate the impact the culture has had on modern Kansas with a visit to the marvellous American Indian Art Center (open every day from April to October, weekends only during winter). Abilene is less than a 90-minute drive north of Wichita.
Sports fans flock to Arrowhead Stadium – home of the Kansas City Chiefs – to either catch a top-flight game of American Football or simply tour one of the AFL’s most impressive stadiums.