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Here’s an RV trip punctuated by wide open spaces, endless horizons and waving fields of grain. We’ve picked out three extraordinary stops for you along Interstate 70. Start in KC with a recently opened time capsule of frontier life. Then wend your way to Topeka, where the wagon trains rolled west, and wind up in the Land of Oz.

1. Kansas City

Starting Point • History, Quirky

See a mind-blowing, real-life time capsule of frontier-era artifacts at the Arabia Steamboat Museum. The Arabia was carrying 200 tons of household goods to shops up and down the Missouri when it sank in 1856. Recently excavated, the displays of remarkably preserved artifacts are jaw-dropping. Check out high-button shoes, oil lamps, tools, children’s toys, furniture, clothing and more. It’s a snapshot of frontier life that you won’t find in any other museum.

Photo courtesy of Kansas Tourism

2. Topeka

Drive 62.6 miles, 1 hour • History, Nature, Outdoor Recreation

Wagon trains headed west and crossed the Kansas River at what would become Topeka. Today, you can canoe or kayak there, visit the state capitol, tour the Combat Air Museum and the Kansas Museum of History. See frontier lifestyles first-hand at Old Prairie Town. Learn the city’s role in the Civil Rights movement, then take a spin on a genuine, 1908 carousel in Gage Park.

Photo courtesy of Kansas Tourism

3. Wamego

Drive 43.4 miles, 41 minutes • Entertainment, Food, History, Quirky

“Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore,” says Dorothy in the classic 1939 film, Wizard of Oz. Well, if you take this trip you’ll be in Kansas, so be sure to visit Wamego, the home of the world-famous Oz Museum and its more than 25,000 Oz artifacts and memorabilia. The Oz theme is quite influential — visit the town’s Oz Winery, Toto’s Tacoz and the Poppyfield Gallery. Visit in October and catch the annual OZtoberFEST celebration.