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The Prairie Grasslands
When Spanish conquistador Coronado first saw Kansas, he named it "the best country I have ever seen for producing all the products of Spain." Today the fertile fields of Kansas are employed in growing wheat, corn, and sunflowers, the state flower. This is a land of unexpected wonders, from the historic homes of Topeka to the wildlife on the open prairies. Stop at one of the state's many nature preserves and state parks to look for deer, beavers, bobcats, foxes, and muskrats. Bird watchers can scan the skies for eagles, geese, and migrating waterfowl.

See the sandstone and limestone bluffs in the central region, or try fishing and boating in one of the west's many lakes and streams. Cottonwood groves hide wild turkey and quail, while the wetlands are home to skunks, beavers, opossums, and raccoons. In eastern Kansas, take a break in one of the big cities: Kansas City, Wichita, and the capital, Topeka. Wherever you go, keep your eye on the prairie, a place filled with wildlife and wildflowers.