Offbeat Adventures in the Land of Oz
- Start: Lucas, KS
- End: Oberlin, KS
- Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:38
- Total Mileage: 185 Miles
- Number of stops: 5
You don't have to get sucked up in a tornado and bonked in the head to swear you're not in Kansas -- just get off I-70 and take the state's northern backroads, where there's plenty of unexpected scenery around every bend. Near the birthplace of Bob Dole you won't find a museum devoted to the man, but rather a Gallery of Also Rans. If sleeping in another dull chain motel doesn't exactly thrill you, how about the prospect of sleeping in a 19th-century bank? Along the way you'll also see a growing ball of twine vying for the honor of "world's largest," a "Garden of Eden" whose creator can be viewed mummified in a mausoleum, and an authentic old-time roadside freak show still plying its trade.