Kansas Flint Hills Nature Trail – How Is This Fairly New Volunteer-Built Nature Trail Coming Along?

What and where is it?

The Flint Hills Nature Trail (FHNT) is a proposed 117-mile east-west all-purpose rail-to-trail running between the towns of Osawatomie and Herington in eastern Kansas. This railroad bed has had several past owners, primarily for hauling coal. It is now considered a wildlife refuge.

At its eastern end, the trail borders the Marias des Cynges River. At its western end, it passes through the Flint Hills, which is a tallgrass prairie ecosystems. Although this developing trail is under the direction of the Kanza Rail-Trail Conservancy, it is being funded through private donations, and constructed with volunteer equipment and workers.

Currently, about 50-miles of five separate sections are completed with repaired bridges and packed limestone gravel pathways, counting the town streets these sections run through. The rest of it is open and under gradual development. These incomplete sections are overgrown with ballast rock pathways, better suited for hiking and riding horses than for bicycling. When completed, however, it will be the longest rail-trail in Kansas.

Who can use it?

Bicyclists, hikers, walkers, runners, horse-riders, nature enthusiasts, photographers, groups, cross-country skiers.

Is there a day fee?

No. But Internet and mail-in donations are welcome.

What is not allowed on its corridor?

Motorized vehicles except for wheelchairs, fireworks, hunting, trapping, firearms, camping, campfires, littering, alcohol, unleashed pets, nighttime use.

Does it have trailhead facilities?

Not really. Restrooms, food, and water are found in the villages and small towns along its route. Its trailheads are mainly parking areas at this time.

What does it offer?

Incredible outdoor and nature experiences. It offers closeup views of wildflowers, grasses, and plants together with many birds, butterflies, and small animals. Birds will sometimes feign injury to keep trail users away from their nearby nests.

What sections are open (between towns from east to west)?

Osawatomie to Ottawa (22-miles, town to town; see description further below)
3-mile stretches on each side of and through Vasser (6-miles)
Admire to Bushong (12-miles)
Allegawaho Park to Council Grove (5-miles)
2900 Road to Herington (4-miles)

Osawatomie Section (east end; John-Brown Highway in Osawatomie to East-7th Street in Ottawa)

Because much of the eastern section borders a river, its corridor is lined with large shade trees, shrubs, and wildflowers of all kinds. Only its road-crossings and a handful of neighboring farm fields open-up fully to sunshine and southerly breezes. The high bridges here have side railings; the low ones have concrete curbs.

Its pathway is packed solid with crushed limestone screenings. A few of the ballast rocks beneath it have made their way to the surface. But they pose no serious bicycling problems. A few horse tracks and droppings cause no problems neither.

The village of Rantoul, which is about halfway between these two towns, has parking, a post office, an open shed stocked with snack/soda machines, but not much else commercially. However, food and water can be found easily at the end-point towns (Osawatomie & Ottawa) of this section via their paved streets.

Conclusion. The volunteer workforce building the FHNT is doing a tremendous job under limited funding. Although the trail’s finished sections seem a bit rugged, their varied outdoor nature scenes are almost pristine. In time, with more public funding and the installation of full trailheads, this rail-trail will be one of the Midwest’s best. The following website gives more information on Kansas trails.

St Boniface – Brief History on the Survival of a Large Country Church in Rural Kansas

he St Boniface Church and Cemetery is located in Scipio, KS, a small hamlet between the towns of Richmond and Garnett, and two-miles east of Highway-59. This Catholic church with its 160′ copper steeple and its stained-glass windows is uniquely large for a country church, also having an equal-in-length rear ‘L’ wing that is currently a rectory and retreat combined. At one time this two-story limestone wing was a monastery for 25 Carmelite friars, who built the current limestone church, and who subsistence farmed/gardened up to 600-acres around it.

Original Church

In the mid 1850’s, a handful of Jesuit missionaries served the Native Americans in eastern Kansas. And then, against these missionaries wishes, these natives were moved further south. At about the same time, numerous immigrants were taking up farm land in the Scipio region, most of them German Catholics.

Because the Scipio group wanted its own church bad, two prominent members of this community prevailed upon the bishop in Leavenworth for their own priest. They got a once-a-month visiting missionary instead. However, because his unannounced visits didn’t work well, they prevailed on the bishop again, who paid them a visit. After seeing the nearly 40 dedicated families of faith and means living there, he assigned them a permanent priest.

The community then built their new resident priest a small home and log-church on 20-acres of donated land. It was dedicated in the spring of 1859. St Boniface would be the only Catholic church in Anderson county for 25 years. However, this situation would change in time as its surrounding big picture developed.

Outgrowing It

In 1865, St Boniface was turned over to the Carmelite Order, a large order of friars with German roots. This Order gave the parish a big boost in membership. In 1869, the railroad came nearby. By the 1870’s, the parish had outgrown its log church, which was also damaged by a prairie fire. With more families in the parish now, plans were started for a new church on top of the hill, west of the log one.

In 1873, their head friar ordered the construction of a log frame Carmelite monastery which would also serve as Mt Carmel College parallel to what would later become the current church. For a while, the church services would be held in this frame monastery, while the new church was being built.

Eventually, this future building arrangement would give the whole facility a large ‘U’ shape facing west when done. The construction continued with a one-room parochial school, a community hall, and a Ursuline Sisters home north of the proposed church. Meanwhile, the friars and lay-persons having stonemason skills hewed and stockpiled their own limestone blocks for the planned 1881-built church. Its cornerstone was laid in 1882.

By this time, the Carmelites had increased their land holdings to 600 acres. The brothers farmed/gardened it, which included a 10-acre vineyard and winery. They also built a massive rectangular red barn and sheds for dairy cows, livestock, hay, grain storage, and equipment. No doubt, they had a smoke house and places for butchering, canning, and doing laundry.

Times Changed

Because the township surrounding Scipio is on a country road between Highways 59 & 169, it never incorporated. Only a few houses remain there today. Other Catholic churches sprang up in the nearby towns of Richmond, Garnett, and Greeley, all three of them on busy highways that came into being in time.

The frame college closed, and was eventually torn down. The parochial school also closed. So did the nearby railroad, which later became a 51-mile rail-trail. Several friars and Ursuline sisters/teachers left for other places. The farming stopped. The land was rented out for a while, but was eventually sold. A storm destroyed the big Carmelite barn, and the population in the nearby towns increased.

Today

St Boniface still has about 60 active families in its parish today. Its Easter and Christmas services have standing-room-only attendance. Its college-building area is turned into a meditation garden with a fountain. Its limestone monastery has been retrofitted into a rectory and modern three-unit retreat for priests and others needing quiet healing. It’s called Elijah’s Rest.

Two friars live in the rectory, where they serve the church. The historical cemetery is still used, and sits where the original log-church stood. Tourists visit this church and its well-kept cemetery. Its doors are always open. For detailed information on this church, see the booklet below.

Bicycling – Does the Kansas Prairie Spirit Rail To Trail Hold Up to Its Name?

Trail Description.

Stretching southward from the north-end of Ottawa to downtown Humboldt, KS (which includes a recent county-controlled eight-mile addition), this now 60-mile hard-packed limestone trail is fun and easy to ride. It offers attention-getting scenic views, both close-in and far-out. Its corridor is packed with hedge rows of trees, wild plants and flowers, tall grass, and numerous sumac and cedar evergreens. In 2008, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) opened its last section. In August 2010, it became an official state park with its own ranger.

Several sections of the Prairie Spirit Trail (PST) are heavily treed with partial and full canopies, while others open up to prairie and farm views, i.e., cattle grazing next to fields of hay, corn, sorghum, milo, soybeans, sunflowers, and tall grasses (big bluestem, Indian, switch, and buffalo). It is spotted with creeks, streams, bridges, ponds, marshes, small lakes, and rest benches. Its surface is well-crowned with a few steep embankments to be mindful of while riding it.

In places where its corridor borders wooded or undeveloped grazing land, much wildlife can be seen early or late in the day, e.g., bobcat, turkey, coyote, opossum, woodchuck, racoon, and white-tail deer in addition to the plentiful rabbits, squirrels, green snakes, racers, turtles, and tiny lizards. Blue jays, doves, flickers, woodpeckers, hawks, herons, quail, ducks, geese, birds, and butterflies can also be seen. In the summer and fall, berries, persimmons, hedge apples, and walnuts are plentiful.

Towns and basic rules.

In the larger towns of Ottawa, Garnett, and Iola, where most lodging and cafes are found, the trail is paved, and lit at night. Many local bicyclists and walkers use these town sections during the day and night, free. Yet the rest of the trail is open only during daylight hours. The newer eight-mile section from Iola to Humbold, called the Southwind Trail (SWT), is free to all users.

Camping, horses, and motorized vehicles except for wheelchairs and patrol vehicles are not allowed on the corridor itself. But camping or lodging can be found in the three larger towns. Firearms, fireworks, hunting, and alcohol are not allowed in the corridor. At the road crossings, the timber gates are posted with the road names and trail information.

Trailheads.

Its eight real trailheads, 10 counting the depot museum in Ottawa and the town-square of Humboldt, have roof-covered picnic tables on concrete slabs, some of them in small public parks. Seven have outside water fountains. Eight have $3.50/day pay stations for riding the PST beyond the three paved city limits (Ottawa, Garnett, Iola). Six have well-constructed restrooms which are open from mid-April to mid-October.

The one at Garnett is a refurbished Santa Fe Depot museum with both indoor/outdoor picnic tables, plus an information center. It is open all year, but it is often locked at night. This trailhead is a popular SAG or lunch stop for organized charity and distance rides. The average distance between all of the trailheads or town services is about 7.5-miles.

Trailhead details (from north to south).

Ottawa. Old Depot Museum with inside restroom when open and outside water fountain; located at the north end of the business district, one block north of 1st-Street. Ottawa’s second trailhead is 2.25-miles further south w/water fountain, pay station, and picnic area just south of 17th Street near the fairgrounds. No restroom. Eating places located on the business Main Street one-block east of trail.
Princeton. Full trailhead w/restroom, outside water fountain, and picnic area. Gasoline station w/convenience store and bar-grill on Hwy-59 three-blocks east of trail.
Richmond. Full trailhead.
Garnett. Full trailhead at restored depot. Eating places on the south-side of the town-square adjacent to the trail and 4-blocks further west on Route-59.
Welda. Full trailhead, partly hidden by tree row on west side.
Colony. Full trailhead. Midtown country cafe and convenience store one-block east of trail.
Carlyle. Limited trailhead w/restroom and picnic table; no water fountain.
Iola. Public park on the westside of State Street w/water fountain near the pay station; no restroom. Two cafes across the street east from the park; other outlets nearby. In 2012, this part of the trail was extended 1-1/2-miles further south to Riverside Park, which is close to the cafes on Madison Avenue (aka Route 54).
Humboldt. The entire combined trail now ends here at Hawaii Road at the north end of Humboldt (this section opened in June 2013, and is free to the public). No full trailhead yet, only signage and parking. Services located at or near the town-square one-mile further southwest.

Because the distances between several well-spaced towns and their trailheads are fairly short, the combined Prairie Spirit and Southwind trails are ideal for day hikes, nature walks, or bike rides of any length up to 120-miles round trip. Frequent full-trail users can get annual passes from retailers where the fishing/hunting licenses are sold, $12.50 each, or online at the KS Department of Wildlife and Parks.

The residents of eastern Kansas and western Missouri are lucky to have a safe well-kept trail where the nature and prairie views are seasonally pleasant and refreshing. This trail corridor has the largest variety of seasonal natural wildflowers in the region. Yes, it does hold up to its name. For more information on rail-to-trail and Kansas trails, see these websites.

Finding Roll Off Dumpster Rental in Kansas Is Pretty Easy

Kansas is a US state named after Kansas river. The state is surrounded by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west. It is divided into 105 counties with 628 cities. The economy of the state is supported by both industrial and agriculture products.

In the wake of going back to eco-friendly environment, large numbers of people are now realizing the importance recycling the generated trash in eco-friendly manner. The trash generated on certain projects like construction and house renovation is huge and bulky. Taking a decision to dispose these huge tons of trash on self may leave you with injuries due to lack of professionalism in handling task. when you decide to dispose the generated trash in environmental friendly manner in Kansas, it is must for you to go for dumpster rental Kansas.

When you hire dumpster, all your unwanted trash will be wiped out hassle free. Before you go for dumpster rental in Kansas, it is very important for you to have certain basic information about the types of dumpsters available and the size of the dumpster that fits in your project requirements. let us focus on generic specifications of dumpster sizes that fit in your project requirements.

Dumpsters available in dumpster rental company Kansas are generally are of two types, one trash dumpster and the other roll off dumpster. Trash dumpsters are usually small in size and they fit in small trash disposal projects like restaurant cleanups and departmental cleanups. They usually range between 3 yard to 6 yard and are best fit for the small projects.

The next types of dumpsters that are available are roll off dumpsters. These are the dumpsters that are most widely used in the trash disposal project. They are uniquely designed to handle huge tons of waste generated in the large projects like construction, house renovation, and yard clean up and construction projects. Trash accumulated on completion of these kinds of projects will not only be very huge, but also very bulky in nature. The roll off dumpsters is usually mounted on wheels so that they can easily be rolled on to the trucks. These roll off dumpsters being enclosed with the double doors, one on the top and one at the bottom will facilitate easy dumping into the dumpster however huge it is. Not all the roll off dumpsters will fit every kind of the project; it differs from project to project. A 10yard dumpster will be a best fit for a home renovation project, a 30 yard for construction project and a 40 yard for commercial disposal.

Every dumpster has a limit on the tonnage of the trash disposed, letting the representative know about the tonnage of the trash disposed will place right sized dumpster at your door step. Any excess trash disposed above the said limit will invite extra charges from you, so it is very important for you to let the representative know about the tonnage of the trash that has to be disposed.

The task at your disposal is finding the best roll off dumpster rental company in Kansas. Increased competition among the dumpster rental companies has established a wide number of garbage bin rental companies online; the professional dumpster rental companies Kansas will have wide ways for the customers to reach them. you can reach the company online or through phone, web, email. You can enjoy the comfort of placing an order from home. The representative will have friendly conversation and will clarify all your doubts regarding the trash bin rental before you place an order with them.

Missouri Requires the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Course

The state of Missouri requires workers to complete the OSHA 10 hour construction safety course when working on certain types of construction projects. In all, there are 7 states that have some form of this requirement. The specific criteria for projects in Missouri differ from the other states as do the penalties and the enforcement of this requirement. All of these are covered in this article; as well what is considered valid proof or completion.

Projects covered by the OSHA 10 Hour Requirement

Missouri state government defines a construction project covered by the requirement for the OSHA 10 hour course as:

Public works projects, including work done by utilities
Construction, reconstruction, demolition, painting, decorating or major repairs

The state defines “public works” to include projects that are even partly funded by state or local governments. Many states have a cutoff for smaller dollar value projects; for example, projects under $100,000 may be exempt. It is unclear if Missouri has this requirement. There are a few small exceptions for public utility and rail crossing projects.

Covered Employees and Timeline

Every worker doing onsite work needs to complete the OSHA 10 hour course within 60 days of doing work at the construction site. This 60 day buffer is a nice benefit that employers have in Missouri that many other states do not allow.

One other nice part of the requirement is that employees that are onsite and asked for proof of completion of the course have up to 20 days to produce the proof. This does not mean they have 20 days to take the course after being asked for proof, but it does give then an opportunity to produce proof if they happen to have forgotten or misplaced the proof of completion.

Geographic Areas Covered

All major metropolitan areas, including Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, and Columbia, and all rural areas are covered by this requirement, as long as the project meets the requirements above for size and public works.

Proof of Completion

The Missouri statue does not define the requirements for proof of completion. However, other states accept:

OSHA 10 hour card, issued by the Department of Labor
Certificate or completion from an OSHA accepted provider

Workers are encouraged to verify with their employer any specific proof of completion required for the specific worksite, however, in virtually all cases, a certificate of completion from an OSHA accepted provider is acceptable.

Penalties and Notification

Both contractors and subcontractors need to meet this requirement. The public entity putting out the bid is also required to include the OSHA 10 hour requirement in the call for bids.

The penalty to the contractor is $2,500 plus $100 for each employee for each day they are employed without completing the OSHA 10 hour course. The public body managing the project withholds the money from payments to the contractor.

The requirements for the OSHA 10 hour course began on August 28, 2009 and are still in effect.

The department of labor and industrial relations is responsible for enforcing this requirement for the state of Missouri. The information in this article is only a summary; specific questions regarding how the requirements pertain to a particular job or worksite should be made to this department.

Wichita Kansas Home Owners Insurance – 5 Smart And Easy Ways To Pay Less

1. The newer a home is, the cheaper the premium you’ll pay every other thing being the same. Expect savings of about 15% for a new home. The fact that the features of a new home are in excellent shape is the reason for such discounts. You don’t normally have an old ceiling on a new house, do you?

2. If you’ve just renovated your home, you qualify for discounts. The reason for this is that in the same way the systems and features of a new house are in excellent condition, a renovated home also has its structures and features restored to excellent condition. The scope of the renovation done will determine how much rebates you’ll get. Simply ask your agent.

3. You’ll pay more or less depending on the material used for the construction of your house. Folks in the East get lower rates if their home is built with brick. If you compare a brick home to a frame house, it is certain that the brick home will be more resistant to wind damage.

On the other hand, if you’re in the West, you’ll attract lower rates if your home’s construction material is frame. This is because earthquakes are predominant in the West and houses built with frame survive earthquakes more. Insurers will lower your premium by around 5-15 percent if you make the right choice in your case.

4. Don’t include the value of your land when buying your homeowners insurance policy. Home insurance is to safeguard what could be damaged, lost or stolen. Remember that the land on which a house is built can neither be stolen nor destroyed.

When you apply, don’t forget to subtract the land’s value. This is because doing otherwise means you’ll be buying much more than is beneficial. As you well understand, buying more insurance translates to paying more whether you need the coverage or not.

5. You can see savings of hundreds of dollars on your policy by getting quotes from online sites. The best method is to visit at least three sites and ensuring that you provide the same (correct) information about yourself.

I advise that you visit not less than three quotes sites since that will make it less likely that you’ll miss out better quotes not presented by the other sites. This gives you a broader basis for doing better comparisons thus increasing your chances of realizing more savings.

A Condensed History of Kansas City Real Estate

Why is Kansas City (KC) not in Kansas? Why are there two towns of the same name in two different states? Is the town’s BBQ as great as everybody says? Keep reading and you’ll the answers to all of these in more as I provide a brief of the real estate nearly a half million people call home in Kansas City.

Early History

Today, KC is the largest city in Missouri. Incorporated in 1853, the territory sat square on the border between Kansas and Missouri. √Čtienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, a French explorer, was the first documented European to visit the land.

Interestingly, Bourgmont had an order out for his arrest for desertion starting in 1713. However, by 1718, having never been captured, Bourgmont was recommended to receive the Cross of Saint Louis award for service to France because of his efforts to document the areas that make up modern day Missouri and Louisiana.

After the U.S. obtained the land from the French in the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition camped temporarily at what is today the Kaw Point riverfront park.

By 1821, Missouri had gained statehood and joined the Union. The city was incorporated in 1850, while the town of the same name on the Kansas side (commonly referred to as KCK) was formed as a “satellite city” in 1868.

Modern History

After beating out a neighboring city for the construction of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad bridge, completed in 1869, the town’s population would quadruple over the next 50 years. In 1926 the Liberty Memorial, home to The National World War I Museum, was dedicated by President Coolidge.

Famed residents include Walt Disney, Harry Truman, and J.C. Hall, founder of Hallmark Cards.

The city is also known as BBQ Town thanks, in part, to Henry Perry, creator of KC Masterpiece barbecue sauce. The town is well known for their great barbecue, which makes living on a piece of Kansas City real estate delicious too.

Visit the “City of Fountains” – Kansas City, Missouri

Strolling along the streets of Kansas City, passing fountain after fountain you might think you are visiting Rome. Kansas City has more fountains then that famous Italian location. As a travel destination Kansas City has much to cover the music lover, the sports lover, the art lover….and all lovers.

In the early 1800s the area was inhabited by the Kansas American Indians. Original settlers decided to call their town Kansas. The construction of a new port along the Missouri River in the 1830’s to facilitate the shipping of trade goods and supplies as well as settlers brought rapid growth to this town. In time, state lines divided the town and residents into two independent entities. Long past are the cattle pens and stacks of raw materials that were distributed to the town of Westport on the Santa Fe Trail.

Music lovers will find many jazz clubs and old establishments once frequented by the likes of Count Bassie and Charlie Parker still providing quality entertainment. The area of 18th and Vine is considered to be the “Birthplace of Jazz” by many. The Gem Theater, The Museum of Jazz and the Horace M. Peterson III Visitors Center are just a few of the fascinating historical offerings.

While in this area you might want to visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Many people do not realize how difficult it was for the African American baseball player during the early days of the struggle for equal civil rights. For decades segregation laws prevented African-Americans from playing in the ‘White’ major leagues. This museum allows everyone to appreciate the hurdles all American have overcome.

Art connoisseurs will find the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on the top of their destination list. Featuring masterpieces by Caravaggio, Homer, Monet, Rodin, and Titian, this museum has a reconstructed Egyptian tomb and a sculpture garden.

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art building itself is an exhibit of architectural art. Seen from above the museum resembles a bird in flight. Glass paned exhibit areas extend outward from the main building much like the wings of a bird. Special programming for children and adults is just one way that this museum invites the public to view their collection of modern paintings and rare art exhibits.

Families with children can find fun filled activities for them that disguise education and learning. The Kaleidoscope allows children to create keepsakes while learning the fundamentals of science and experimentation.

With five floors of exhibits and interactive displays, Science City will be sure to delight both young and old. Specializing in scientific anomalies, be sure you set aside an afternoon to explore this fascinating destination.

Summer vacations can be hot and uncomfortable. Spending the day cooling off in a water park can not be beat. Oceans of Fun have pools, rides and special children’s areas where members of your family can relax and enjoy the sun.

After you have cooled off, consider stopping by this parks sister, Worlds of Fun. The Prowler, a wooden roller coaster that premiered this spring is a wooden coaster that winds through the forest, plunging 85 feet in a matter of seconds. Thrill seekers will want to boast about their ride on this one for years to come!

Vacationing in Kansas City, Missouri is sure to provide fun for one and all!

How to Create a Kicking Kansas-Themed Gift Basket

In the Midwest, you will encounter the historically intriguing destination of Kansas, which is situated within the central part of the United States. Decorating the pages of history books, the early times associated with the state were met with great opposition as abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers clashed over the designation of freedom throughout the state. Violence would ensue until the Civil War led to the establishment of free state status for all. Afterwards, the population explored as a flood of immigrants flocked to the prairie, which eventually boosted the farming industry of the region. Today, not many states can match the agricultural productivity of Kansas, which leads the nation in wheat production.

To pay homage to the most revered crop in the state, there are numerous edible possibilities to create interesting gift baskets. For instance, wheat grain can be found in flat and steamed breads, cookies, cakes, noodles, couscous, pasta, breakfast cereals, crackers, biscuits, pancakes, and even gravy.

Sometimes the economy or the regional companies situated within a state can open doors to a variety of entertaining gift basket ideas. While wheat production is key, Kansas also produces the second largest number of beef cattle, trailing only Texas. Gift baskets illustrating the many ways beef can be marinated, grilled, cooked, baked, and seasoned can be a popular commodity.

Company headquarters situated in Kansas include Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (in Topeka), Payless Shoes (with their national headquarters situated in Topeka), and Hallmark Cards (with a presence in Topeka, Kansas City, and Lawrence). To piggyback on the well-known leader in greeting card production, you could create a gift basket that allows consumers to explore their creative side. Include fancy papers, marking pens, watercolors, stamps, markers, and step-by-step instructions on how to construct homemade greeting cards. More ambitious gift basket creators may arrange variations, such as do-it-yourself postcards, do-it-yourself stickers, and do-it-yourself buttons.

As you visit or read about the interests that many residents hold in Kansas, you will learn that there are two major auto racing facilities in the state. The Kansas Speedway in Kansas City hosts numerous NASCAR, IRL, and ARCA events, meaning its time to whip out the Dale Earnhart memorabilia and fan loot, which has never-ending decoration and accent potential. Finish line ribbon and flags make appealing features to catch the eye of die-hard fans. The contents inside the basket could range from tasty food and snack selections to car-related items.

NASCAR Tracks – The Kansas Speedway

Kansas Speedway boasts vast views from every seat and easy access in and out of the 1 1/2-mile state-of-the-art facility. It was built because of a response to growing interest for motor sports entertainment in the Midwest. Kansas Speedway is unable to accept or be responsible for third party Will Call. There are no cancellations, refunds or exchanges of unclaimed tickets at Will Call. Kansas Speedway is adjacent to two interstate highways and an excellent State and Local roadway network. Additionally, the roadway infrastructure constructed to move traffic in, out and around the facility includes over 55 – lane miles of roadway.

It was built in the summer 1999 and contains 32 luxury suites. In 2000, NASCAR announced that the Kansas Speedway would host the following races in 2001, Indy Racing League – July 8, 2001, NASCAR Busch Series – September 29, 2001 and NASCAR Winston Cup Series – September 30, 2001. This brought much fame and publicity to this beautiful track.

Kansas Speedway is one of the newer tracks on the NASCAR circuit but it’s building a reputation as one of the best. At 1.5 miles of tri-oval challenge, NASCAR racers have to be on their toes to beat this track. Kansas Speedway’s road course would allow the speedway to host additional races and events throughout the year, and would be only the second active road course in the state of Kansas.

The track seats nearly 82,000 spectators in the grandstands, but will eventually expand to 150,000 upon completion of the final phase of development. The facility has very fan friendly access to 65 rows of seating, with a wonderful ground level concourse that allows spectators to walk down 30 rows or up 35 rows. The Hard Rock Hotel Casino, which would be located in Kansas Speedway’s Turn 2 with strong visibility and access to both Interstate 70 and Interstate 435, will bring a distinctive and energetic destination entertainment and gaming experience to Wyandotte County and establish the area as one of the major sports and leisure destinations in the country.

The ticket inventory is continually updated so check back often or call us if the seats you desire are not available. Kansas Speedway Ticket orders are normally processed within 24 hours (Monday-Friday) of when they are placed. If the race is within 72 hours, call to make special delivery arrangements. You may call Kansas City Speedway or log onto their website for tickets and information.

Kansas Speedway is so cool if you can get tickets to go and see some of the races. What a fantastic trip to make with your family or friends to this one of a kind exclusive track. With the exciting twists and turns of the course you will be sure to be hanging on the edge of your seats with excitement. Coolers, cameras and camcorders are allowed so make a day of it, camp out and enjoy the fantastic races hosted at this immaculate raceway. Make sure and bring your ear plugs because it does get very noisy.

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