'You can never really escape. It goes with you, wherever you go. Somehow, the prairie dust gets in your blood, and it flows through your veins until it becomes a part of you. The vast stretches of empty fields, the flat horizons of treeless plains. The simplicity of the peopleâ€”good, earnest people. The way they talk and the way they live. The lack of occurrence, lack of attention, lack of everything. All thatâ€”it's etched into your soul and it colors the way you see everything and it becomes a part of you. Eventually, Ms. Harper, when you leave, everything you experience outside of Kansas will be measured against all you know here. And none of it will make any sense.â€ â€“ these lines are from the book Cassie Draws the Universe written by P.S. Baber.
The City Near the Smoky Hills
Concordia is a city in Kansas, United States. The city is located along the Republican River in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains in north-central Kansas. Concordia was established in 19th century and the founder of the town was James M. Hagaman, who had created a complete layout of the town on paper including streets, blocks, courthouse, and parks. The city lies in the transition zone between North America's humid subtropical climate and humid continental climate, so the summers in the area are hot and humid, and winters are dry and cold. There are several museums in the city as well as some beautiful architecture from the 19th century.
Places for Budget Stay
There are only a few hotels in Concordia, but a visitor can find some great places for accommodation not far away from the city. Most of the Concordia hotels are cheap, so there are some good options for a budget trip. The hotels provide all the basic services, and room are clean and comfortable. Look for cheap hotels in Concordia or around online. If not choose one of these cheap hotels: S&H Motel, Super 8 Belleville or Rodeway Inn.
While Looking for Local Hotels
You will not find any luxury hotels in Concordia, as all the area is quite modest and empty, but there are some decent choices. You can try Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Concordia US 81, which is said to be the best Concordia hotel miles around. The hotel is easy to find, is quite modern and has nice and cozy rooms. Also you can try Super 8 Concordia or Rodeway Inn, which also have nice, cozy and clean rooms. Of course you can search for more Concordia hotels online.
Concordia is located near the Smoky Hills, which attract with amazing views of the nature: extraordinary formatted rocks and the modesty and simplicity of the prairies. The lovers of the nature and adventures seekers will definitely enjoy it. The city of Concordia also has to show some beautiful things such as several historical bridges and architecture monuments. Also, Concordia claims the title "The Stained Glass Capital of Kansas", so a tour of local stained glass pieces can be taken.Â