Northeastern Kansas, also known as Pony Express Country offers an atmosphere of small-town tradition, pioneer spirit and Native American culture. The old Oregon-California Trail runs through here, as does a Pony Express Route. Other highlights of the region include winding country roads, historic small towns, old barns, apple orchards and ghost towns.
Along the eastern border of the state flows the Missouri River, where river boats once docked at the river ports of Atchison, White Cloud and Elwood. Another claim to fame of the region is that Amelia Earhart was born here in 1897, in the town of Atchison, where her birth house is now a museum.