My husband and I will be traveling from Fort Leavenworth on Route 70. We would like to stay somewhere relatively close to Castle Rock. Would Quinter or Hays offer any historical sites of interest? I am assuming that the trip will be 5 or so hours from Fort Leavenworth. I am open to all suggestions at this time as I have not finalized any part of our touring. We arrive in Kansas City Oct 1st and will visit with family at Fort Leavenworth until the 5th then return to them by the 9th or early on the 10th. We do plan to visit Wichita (esp.TallGrass Prairie Preserve),Topeka,and maybe Salina and yes I know this is probably a little ambitious on my part. We just want to see as much of Kansas as we can possibly squeeze into this first visit. Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated.