40 Kansas Official Travel Guide TravelKS.com Glacial Hills Scenic Byway THE PIONEERING SPIRIT Glaciers in Kansas? During the last ice age, Kansas was covered by them. As the formations advanced and retreated, they carved out the rolling hills and rock-strewn valleys that we see today. They also left behind some of the most farmable and fertile land in the state. The most famous people to pass through were the explorers Lewis and Clark. On July 4, 1804, their expedition made camp and celebrated Independence Day in the area now known as Atchison. See traces of the Lewis and Clark Trail along this byway, along with attractions historic and new. Amelia Earharts childhood home, the C. W. Parker Carousel Museum and the Santa Fe Depot preserve the past. In Atchison, crop artist Stan Herd maintains a 42,000-square-foot living earthworks image of Earhart painted with grasses, soil and stone. Visitors also like to get out and stretch at the Four- State Lookout near White Cloud. Kansas Historic Route 66 HISTORIC MOTHER ROAD Route 66 is still going places. While only 13.2 miles of the Mother Road pass through the southeast corner of Kansas, the sights and attractions along the way are as remarkable today as they were in their heyday. Expect to be in and out of the car a lot during this trip down memory lane. In Galena, snap a shot with the rusty inspiration for Mater from the movie Cars. Old Riverton Store, a former gas station that dates to the 1920s, stocks Route 66 souvenirs. On the way to Baxter Springs, see the restored historic Marsh Arch Rainbow Bridge, the City T-Bones. For horsepowered excitement, head to Heartland Park Topeka for demolition der- bies, drag racing, monster truck shows and more. Falcon Ridge Golf Club, a 4-star public golf course in only one of its kind remaining on Route 66. Explore Schermerhorn Park and the Southeast Kansas Nature Center. Find out where Bonnie and Clyde committed crimes and how Fort Blair impacted the Civil War. GLACIAL HILLS ROUTE 66 BYWAYS of KANSAS Lenexa, aims to make all who golf there feel like a member of their own country club. For more than 105 years, the Coffeyville Inter-State Fair and Ranch Rodeo has drawn multiple generations for carnival rides, livestock competi- tions, a parade and more family-friendly events. For a little edutain- ment, take a trip to Lone Star Lake Bison Ranch, to learn about the bisons historicroleandevengeta taste of 100-percent grass- fed, home-grown bison meat. EASTERN WOODED HILLS KANSAS SPEEDWAY HARLAND J. SCHUSTER MICHAEL C. SNELL BYWAYS of KANSAS White Cloud Troy Atchison Leavenworth D O N I P H A N AT C H I S O N L E AV E N W O R T H Highland 70 36 59 7 C R AW F O R D Galena Riverton Baxter Springs C H E R O K E E Pittsburg 69 160 66 Kansas Speedway The Marsh Arch Rainbow Bridge on Route 66, near Baxter Springs Trace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark on the Glacial Hills Scenic Byway.