un jour / 15 miles / 29 minutes
As you travel the lush rolling hills of nature's roller coaster, the Post Rock Scenic Byway, limestone outcroppings vein the Smoky Hills around beautiful Wilson Lake. Industrious early settlers quarried this creamy-buff, brown-striped native limestone rock for buildings, bridges, and fenceposts. Durable yet easy to carve, this stone, still quarried today, lends itself to the embellishment of the most modest of structures through creations of elaborate folk art environments.
9:00 - 0 miles / 0 - 9:00
The Kansas Originals Market and Smoky Hill Winery Outlet Store markets hand-crafted, Kansas-made products. Experience Kansas foods, fine art, folk art, crafts, and wines, all made from the hands, the hearts, and the homes of Kansans. Among the shelves of Kansas-made products, are scenic drawings and photographs and books of places along the byway, and carved limestone art work.
10:00 - 7.9 miles / 15 minutes - 10:15
The Stone Cottage Bed and Breakfast built in 1895 from the native limestone is a place to relax or meander around the old homestead. View the beautiful craftsmanship of the old limestone home, barn, grainery, and chicken house and purchase antiques in the shop. Owners and hosts, Becky Thaemert and Jonathan Pancost, are ready to share their stories of the history and renovation of this quaint limestone homestead.
11:15 - 6.8 miles / 13 minutes - 11:29