What can be said of a state that lists a museum for barbed wire and The World's Deepest Hand-dug Well as two of its top attractions? To me it all evokes a pitiful sense of desperation for a chunk of land that has really an extraordinarily poor resume of things to offer the tourist - and even poorer for those who must cross the state by car. They say the state is flatter than a pancake, and have scientific data proving it, see here for example, and that's also not bound to inspire awe of any sort (though technically true overall there are actually oodles of hills everywhere on the eastern third of the state). Rt. 59&7 map north of
Topeka heading towards Missouri is comparatively interesting.