The Midwest- Simply Wonderful

 Some people from the coast think Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa are "fly-over-states".
   But those of us who live here know better.  Come visit and see for yourself.

Warm Springs Ranch (MO)

Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts (Kansas City, MO)

Powell Gardens  (Kingsville, MO)

Shawnee Indian Mission  (Fairway, KS)

Toy and Miniature Museum   (Kansas City - UMKC, MO)

Welcome Center- Amish Country Store   (IA)

Bass And Baskets B&B (Lake of the Ozarks, MO)

Autumn Leaves  (KS)

Parkville  (MO)

Daily Mass Chapel- Visitation Catholic Church  (Kansas City - South Plaza, MO)

Hallmark Visitor's Center (Kansas City - Crown Center,  MO)

Dutch Mill  (Wamego, KS)

Power And Light District (Kansas City, MO)

Arboretum  (Overland Park, KS)

Turtle Park (St Louis- Forest Park, MO) 

Fire Lake Camp  (Paola, KS)

Lexington (MO)

 Bridges of Madison County  (near Winterset, IA)

Andre's Confiserie Suisse  (Kansas City, MO)

Taft Bridge  (Baldwin City, KS)

St John's Catholic Church (Omaha- Creighton University,  NE)

Cow Folk Art  (Lamoni, IA)

Marydale Inn B&B  (Jameson, MO)

Reading Reptile, children's bookstore  (Kansas City - Brookside, MO)

Amish Community (Jamesport, MO)

Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery (Somerset, KS)

Union Station- Christmas Tree Auction  (Kansas City, MO)

Konza Prairie  (near Manhattan, KS)
(the pic above is from the web)

St. Cecilias Cathedral   (Omaha, NE)

Oz Museum  (Wamego, KS)

Weston  (MO)

Lourdes Grotto Of The Plains (Paola, KS)

Architectural Salvage  (Kansas City - Crossroads, MO)

Jewel Box- display greenhouse  (St. Louis - Forest Park, MO)

Louisburg Cider Mill  (Louisburg, KS)

Paixico Antiques  (Paixico, KS)

Steamboat Arabia Museum  (Kansas City - River Market, MO)

The Plaza Art Fair (Kansas City - Country Club Plaza, MO)

The Plaza Lights  (Kansas City - Country Club Plaza, MO)

Barn, With Green Roof  (MO)

 Snow  (KS)

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This page is  a work in progress,  so please visit again.
(Most pictures are my own.  One photo was borrowed from the web and it is marked.)


  1. I lived in Kansas for 3 months on a project for work I almost moved there. I loved it and I have been to the Oz Museum!!! I have so many fond memories of my time there. I made one of my best friendships while there in 2005. In fact we just went to Hawai'i together last October.

    And I am using the egg cups just for decoration. They have been broken and fixed in areas so I knew they would just be for decoration or crafting. Thanks for visiting!!

  2. Overland Park!! That's where I was. I couldn't remember when I made my previous post. :)

    1. Hi Kim, thanks for visiting my Midwest page. I'm happy to hear that you have special memories of living here. I do think that the people here in the middle of the country are some of the nicest folks you will ever meet, so I am not surprised to hear that you made a lifelong friend. We sure are glad that we were able to raise and educate our children here.


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