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    For my 50th birthday, my husband has arranged for me and my sister to take a road trip to the Missouri Star Quilt Company!!! We have to DRIVE from Dallas, Texas. Does anyone have any suggestions on places to stop along the way, sites to see, or hotels to stay in?

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    What a great gift! Maybe it is a good thing you are driving so you can easily take your fabric haul home! Sorry, I can't help you with the route.
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    Alina

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      That seems like a long drive!!! How many miles is it?

      Happy birthday!
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        Pretty much a straight shot up I-35 for most of the way. When I drive up, I usually stay in Wichita or a little farther and then finish the drive the next day. I've never stopped to see the sights, as it is pretty much flat plains of Kansas and not a whole lot to look at. Maybe Snippet will see this thread and chime in. She makes the drive up from San Antonio.
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          Happy Birthday! Have a great time

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            What a great birthday present! When coming up through Kansas on I-35 - you are not in the flat plains. You will be going through some beautiful country - the Flint Hills - my favorite part of Kansas. I have a sister that lives in OKC and in Temple, TX, so I have made that drive many times. Be sure to pull over at the scenic stops between Wichita and Emporia - some great panoramic views. Have a great time in Hamilton!
            ***Kathy***

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              Originally posted by klgls View Post
              What a great birthday present! When coming up through Kansas on I-35 - you are not in the flat plains. You will be going through some beautiful country - the Flint Hills - my favorite part of Kansas. I have a sister that lives in OKC and in Temple, TX, so I have made that drive many times. Be sure to pull over at the scenic stops between Wichita and Emporia - some great panoramic views. Have a great time in Hamilton!
              May not be flat...but barely hills and no trees. (You need to come of my area of Missouri to see hills, with trees. (JK)
              If I were going to be going through OKC, I would for sure want to stop and see the memorial of the Federal Bldg. I would maybe just google map out the route and then see what towns you will be going through and research from that point. Sounds like a great trip to make. You are certainly going to LOVE Hamilton.
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                What a wonderful gift!! Your so lucky. You could make a detour and come by way of Alabama and take me with you. Enjoy your trip.

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                  One more slight detour and you could take me along also. Texas to Missouri by way of NW Washington. Hope you and your sister have a great time. You are doubly lucky with your trip and having a sister to share the experience with.

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                    I can't help you with the route... but I wish I were going with you to Hamilton and M*QC...what a great birthday gift!
                    Carol

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                      why are you going so far west? Take 75 clear up to Topeka then go east to Atchison and on to Hamilton. That way you miss all the big cities (which I hate even though I used to live in them). You will go by Muskogee where the Castle dinner club is. You can have dinner with the King and his court and watch the jousting. Muskogee is also the azalea capital but I don't know if they will be blooming yet. You will be in beautiful hilly, tree filled land with lakes all the way north. Topeka is the capital of Kansas and has a wonderful genealogy library if that is your thing. Atchison is Amelia Earhart's hometown and is also the site of the Lewis & Clark State Park which is where we are for the night. Right off the Missouri River and a big lake. Tomorrow it will take us about an hour to get to Hamilton. We will be at the Wallace State Park while I am at the quilt retreat. I will be there until Sunday afternoon so if you get there in time look me up.
                      The Flint Hills are definitely worth seeing. They are one of the last remaining pure prairies with original grasses. Oh and if you have pre-teens they might be interested in the Little House on the Prairie house. It is on the original homestead of the Ingalls but is a reproduction of the house. Really makes you stop and think about how hard they had it. It is just off 75 between Caney and Independence, Kansas not Missouri. Laura
                      Last edited by LauraP; June 1, 2016, 05:35 PM.
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                        We should drive up 75 toward Tulsa, then toward Kansas City.

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                          Oh what fun for you and your sister! Give that husband a big hug for being so nice.

                          I drive from San Antonio, so yeah, it's a long drive. You can drive it in one day if you want. I have driven it in one day a few times.

                          I drove the I-35 route because it's easy and just as fast as any other. And since I'm driving alone, I like to drive the interstates where I'm sure to find help if I need it. Although nowadays with a cell phone, you can find help anywhere.

                          I stop at the WinStar Casino just inside the OK border because it's so darn huge! I'm not a big gambler, but it's free to walk around in and see the place. The food is pretty good too. And it's open 24 hours so you can see it anytime.

                          In Wichita KS I will stop at this cafeteria called Bagatelle's Bakery. I think that's it. I have to look it up every time, but the food is really good. It's an institution in the city, so it can be crowded at times. But worth it.

                          I have to say I love the Flint Hills area too. It's just so breathtaking. There is a museum about the Flint Hills in Manhattan that is nice.

                          I have stayed in Kansas City and love the city. I stayed in a Hamilton Inn off the highway because I like their rooms and service.

                          Ate at Arthur Bryants, and went to the Jazz Museum and the Negro League Baseball Museum when I was there with a boyfriend who loved baseball. I enjoyed it a lot - more than I thought.

                          There is a Garment District Museum too and it's free. I've never been but it's on my list to see.

                          There is a lot in KC, but a local can tell you more about it.

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                            Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great trip.
                            :icon_wave:Joan

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                              sewingsooner! It might add an hour to your trip up north, but.....I would take I-69 to I-40 then I-49 (US 71 hwy) leave Kansas out of the picture! You will be amazed to see the Natural State and the beautiful Ozark Mountains (gorgeous in the fall)! https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Dall...39.7436184!3e0

                              Not to mention after you leave Arkansas into Missouri? You have the Precious Moments Chapel near Joplin/Carthage area to view. There are many other quilt shops along the way! Heading north of the Joplin/Carthage area, will be Lamar, Missouri...the birth place of President Harry S Truman! And a wonderful Quilt store, Blue Top Quilt Shop! There will be billboards advertising this genre along the trip!

                              From there, you will see beautiful farm country and communities.....that is if, you want a more scenic trip! And, definitely try the bar-b-que in Kansas City. Arthur Bryants, Gates and Sons, LC's (in Raytown) are the best...the other Bar-b-que joints are OK but bigger chains of restaurants. Or if you're into Italian food? One of the best Kansas City origin restaurants is Garrozos!
                              Sherri

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