Kansas & oklahoma
…and the deer and the antelope play. Where seldom is heard a discouraging word and the skies are not cloudy all day…
Here, against the backdrop of a big blue sky, the broad expanses of the Great Plains and the last stand of virgin tall grass prairies is the heart and soul of America.
People here are kind and unassuming and full of humour, warm-hearted and hospitable. Western and American Indian backgrounds are well mixed within contemporary life offering a fascinating cultural experience in vibrant cities and thriving small towns.
Kansans and Okies are proud of their history and love to share their stories. Visitors are genuinely welcome.
Delicious down-home food, prepared from locally-sourced ingredients, is on offer throughout the Heartland States: fried chicken, barbecue, onion burgers, pie (with ice cream)... but that’s not all! An eclectic food scene – from food trucks to farm-to-fork fine dining – is abundant across Kansas and Oklahoma.
RHYTHM & ROUTES
Live music is the soundtrack to many memorable evenings – classical, country, pop, red dirt, rock and bluegrass events are all common here.
Legendary artistes like Melissa Etheridge, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Leon Russell and JJ Cale hail from Kansas/Oklahoma, whilst the beat goes on at the American Banjo Museum in OKC and at the Woodie Guthrie
Center in Tulsa.
“The place, the heart, the soul that inspired the national
‘unofficial anthem’ of the American West.
Evocative historic trails bring to life stories alive with American
Indian & western culture; energetic cities, quirky towns and landscapes of significant