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Explore Kansas roadside attractions and other tourist traps, restaurants, stops, and detours to add to your Kansas road trip itinerary.

Large Old-Fashioned Iron Sculpture - a roadside attraction in Kansas City, Kansas

Large Old-Fashioned Iron Sculpture in Kansas City, Kansas

Here’s a large old-fashioned iron sculpture found in Kansas City, Kansas! It sits in a little park that divides the roads. It’s a PRESSING matter that you see this roadside attraction! So iron out the details and hit the road! Site: Large Old-Fashioned Iron Sculpture Location: Central Ave and Wilson Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas Cost: Free to see. Hours:...

Double hamburger with cheese and a 50/50 of fries and onion rings at Winstead's in Overland Park, Kansas

Winstead’s in Overland Park, Kansas

I had read about Winstead’s in Hamburger America where George Motz declared that the Kansas City institution served one of the best burgers in America. I had wanted to try it but had resigned to the fact that I wouldn’t have time while in the area…and then, low and behold, as we pulled off the road to our hotel there was a Winstead’s right out...

Tim Gravy Brown at a Hot Dog Eating Qualifying Contest in Kansas City, Missouri.

Missouri Hot Dog Eating Qualifying Contest

Saturday I woke up at around 8am and enjoyed the hotel’s free continental breakfast. Actually I just ate cereal and then kicked myself when I saw that around the corner they had biscuits and gravy that I missed! My friend and travel companion Brian skipped the breakfast, he didn’t want to eat anything before his big competitive eating debut at the...