Western Vistas Historic Byway

Western Vistas Byway

Where in the world can you….

… scuff your foot into the prairie sod and discover a fossilized shark’s tooth, whose original owner hunted in a strange primordial sea?
… gaze on an early Indian pueblo, far to the north of its southwestern cousins?
… follow an ancient road once traveled by buffalo hunters, gold-seekers, stagecoaches, steam engines, and now SUVs?
…trace the trails of Buffalo Bill, George Armstrong Custer, Wild Bill Hickok, Fred Harvey, Calamity Jane, and the Buffalo Soldiers?


Only 1 place in the world………

Welcome to the Western Vistas Historic Byway
102 miles of natural and human history – a perfect package for you to open, all wrapped up in a variety of landscapes and seasonal beauty. 

Fossil Hunting FAQ


Can I go fossil hunting on the WVHB?  Answer:   Sorry, no. The fossil bearing strata (Niobrara Chalk) along the Western Vistas Historic Byway in western Kansas is located on private land.  Visitors are welcome to appreciate the fossil beds from the roadways, but please be respectful and only take pictures as mementos so that others may continue to enjoy the natural beauty.


Contacts: 
Logan County: 785-671-1000 
Wallace County: (785) 891-3564
Scott County: (620) 872-5612
email: info@westernvistashistoricbyway.com

Western Vistas Historic Byway
Western Vistas Historic Byway

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Monument Rocks
Monument Rocks

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Mount Sunflower
Mount Sunflower

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Western Vistas Historic Byway
Western Vistas Historic Byway

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