Scenic Kansas road extended to include Manhattan, Riley County

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Transportation has extended a scenic byway to add local and regional landmarks in two counties.

The Manhattan Mercury reports the Native Stone Scenic Byway has increased from less than 50 miles to 75 miles to include Manhattan and Riley County.

The extension includes Manhattan’s Flint Hills Discovery Center, the Underground Railroad history of Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie, and the Beecher Bible and Rifle Church in Wabaunsee. People can visit a hilltop overlooking the Flint Hills.

The byway was originally established in 2005. It features abundant natural limestone formations as well as historic stone fences, buildings, barns and bridges.

The Transportation Department worked with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the Kansas Historical Society to expand the corridor.

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