Explore Northeast Kansas

Explore Northeast Kansas map of sitesAlcove SpringQuartzite bouldersMount Mitchell Heritage PrairieEcho CliffGlacial Hills Scenic BywayClinton spillwayOverland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Northeast Kansas encompasses the Glaciated physiographic region in the north and part of the Osage Cuestas along its southern edge. At sites in this area, you'll find massive quartzite boulders transported from northern states by glaciers, a water stop vital to travelers on the Oregon Trail, scenic drives, and excellent geologic illustrations of changes caused by the cycle of seas covering parts of the state and retreating over millions of years.

Alcove Spring

Clinton spillway

Echo Cliff

Glacial Hills Scenic Byway

Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie

Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Quartzite boulders