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  • Published on Nov 21, 2015
    5 Things to Do in Central Kansas

    With winter just around the corner, it seems like the window to enjoy the outdoors in quickly closing. We at Harper Camperland want to tell you that that simply isn’t true! We decided to compile a list of winter events happening all around the Central Kansas area that you are sure to enjoy, all at a very low cost. 


    Experts agree that winter is the perfect time to go outside and stargaze. The cold temperatures reduce the moisture in the atmosphere so that winter nights provide stargazers with crystal clear views of the starry night sky.  All you need are warm clothes, hot beverages, and a pair of binoculars. Constellations like Taurus, Orion, Gemini, and Canis Major can be found sprinkled throughout the night sky. Jupiter is also visible during this time and can be located by finding the brightest constant light in the sky, if the brightest light is twinkling then you have found Sirius, the dog star. If you have a smartphone and need a little help identifying the different stars try downloading one of the many free stargazing apps. 

    Visit the Zoo

    Try taking a nice day trip over to Wichita and visit the Sedgwick County Zoo. Get discount tickets on Winter Wednesdays and spend the day exploring the habitats and enjoying a cup of hot chocolate. Check out their Season’s Treatings event on December 12th, 2015! This special event allows visitors to spend the day at the zoo and watch as the animals get special holiday-themed treats. This event is sure to be full of adorable animal moments as is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

    Check out their website here for more information!

    Santa’s Around the World

    Stop by and check out Great Bend’s annual exhibit Santa’s Around the World! The multicultural exhibit runs from November 28, 2015 until December 31, 2015 and features 23 life sized Santas that represent many different countries and regions. The exhibit is held at the Great Bend Convention and Visitor Bureau and was featured on A&E’s Ultimate Holiday Town USA. 

    Trail of Lights

    Another Great Bend tradition, the Trail of Lights are light displays that wind throughout the community are designed and built by Great Bend park department employees. The Trail of Lights consists mainly of the Twelve Days of Christmas at Veteran’s Park, Wild Lights at Brit Spaugh Park, and the Lafayette Lights at Jack Kilby Square. The trail can be seen from November 28, 2015 to December 31, 2015 and starts each night at dusk.

    Arts and Crafts Fair

    Central Kansas is home to a variety of Arts and Crafts Fairs during the winter. Get your holiday shopping done while supporting local artisans in the community. Check out the 34th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Show in Anthony featuring over 80 vendors on December 6, 2015 or Robinson's 7th Annual Christmas Craft Show in Hutchinson. The event takes place on December 5, 2015 and has over 100 vendors attending. 


    Harper Camperland

    With winter on its way there isn’t much time left to take advantage of our HUGE deals and get a camper under $10,000 to aid with all of your camping dreams! Check out our hot end of summer deals right here on our homepage! 

    Not really looking forward to winterizing your RV by yourself? Let us do all the work! Call or stop by your nearest location and schedule an appointment with our service department.

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