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Kansas United States #281 Highway Guide

Miles Kms Item Summary
0.0
0.0
1942 ft.
Nebraska/Kansas State Line
North to community of Red Cloud, Nebraska, Hastings, Nebraska
2.3
3.7
1942 ft.
County Road #630
East to community of Northbranch, Kansas
8.3
13.4
1860 ft.
County Road #334
East to community of Salem, Kansas.
8.6
13.8
1801 ft.
Point of Information
Crossing White Rock Creek.
12.6
20.2
1857 ft.
Juction of State Highway #191
Point of interest, just a mile west of this point is the Geographic Center of the Conterminous United States.
13.5
21.8
1814 ft.
County Road #833
Community of Lebanon, Kansas.
15.5
25.0
1781 ft.
Junction of US Highway #36
NOTE: US Highway overlaps US Highway #36 at this point and heads west. East to communities of Esbon, Kansas, Mankato, Kansas, East to Jewell Kansas State Fishing Lake: Facilities: - primitive camping, fishing for Walleye, Large mouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Black Crappie, Redear Sunfish, Saugeye.
18.5
29.8
1768 ft.
County road #867
Access from highway.
21.5
34.6
1834 ft.
State Highway #182
North to community of Bellaire, Kansas.
27.5
44.3
1801 ft.
Junction of US Highway #36
Community of Smith Center, Kansas. NOTE: US #281 Overlap of highway #36 ends at this point and #36 heads west. West to communities of Athol, Kansas, Kensington, Kansas, Greta, Kansas, Philipsburg, Kansas.
28.1
45.3
1804 ft.
State Highway #204
West of highway.
29.0
46.7
1798 ft.
Smith Center Municipal Airport
West of highway.
30.5
49.1
1778 ft.
County Roadway #1060
Access from highway.
36.5
58.8
1660 ft.
County roadway #868
Access from highway.
37.5
60.4
1716 ft.
State Highway #9
West of highway. NOTE: Highway #9 overlaps highway #281 at this point and heads south. West to communities of Gaylord, Kansas, Cedar, Kansas, Claudell, Kansas, Kirwin, Kansas, south access to Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge ans Kirwin Reservoir, KS.
40.3
64.9
1581 ft.
Harlin, Kansas
East of highway.
45.7
73.5
1545 ft.
Portis, Kansas
Portis is located on the north fork of the Solomon River.
46.4
74.6
1499 ft.
Point of Information
Crossing the Solomon River, KS; 70-mile (113 km) in length a tributary of the Smoky Hill River.
49.4
79.5
1601 ft.
Junction of US #24 & #9
NOTE: Overlap pf State Highway #9 ends at this point and heads east. US Highway #24 overlaps US Highway #281 at this point and heads south. 
53.4
85.9
1578 ft.
US Highway #24
Overlap of highway #24 ends and heads west
54.4
87.6
1552 ft.
E &W Main Street
Access to Osborne Municipal airport east of highway. West access to Osborne County Hospital, west of highway.
71.5
115.1
1726 ft.
County Road #412
Access from highway.
76.6
123.2
1614 ft.
State Highway #18
NOTE: State Highway #18 overlaps US Highway #281 at this point. 
82.1
132.1
1713 ft.
Main Street
Community of Waldo, Kansas
85.1
136.9
1814 ft.
State Highway #18
West to communities of Paradise, Kansas, Natoma, Kansas, Codell, Kansas, Plainville, Kansas, Zurich, Kansas.
88.1
141.8
1621 ft.
Point of Information
Crossing Paradise Creek. KS.
95.6
153.8
1562 ft.
Point of Information
Crossing Saline River, KS
101.2
162.8
1837 ft.
Junction of US Highway #40 - Russell
City of Russell, Kansas. NOTE US Highway #40 overlaps Highway #281 at this point and heads south. East to communities of Bunker Hill, Kansas.

102.7
165.2
1818 ft.
Interstate Highway #70
East to communities of Bunker Hill, Kansas, Dorrance, Kansas,Wilson, Kansas. East access to Wilson Kansas State Park. West to Balta, Kansas, Gorham, Kansas, Victoria, Kansas, Walker, Kansas, Hays, Kansas. - NOTE Overlap of US Highway #40 ends at this point and heads east. - For highway travel via Kansas Interstate Highway #70 - See Free RV Road Map Highway Guide I#70 Colorado/Kansas State Line to Kansas/Missouri State line for driving directions.
108.7
174.9
1696 ft.
Point of Information
Crossing the Smoky Hill River, KS.
113.3
182.3
1909 ft.
Michaels Road
West to community of Milberger, Kansas
118.4
190.5
1929 ft.
N W 180 Road
East to community of Susank, Kansas. West to Millard, Kansas
125.4
201.8
1850 ft.
Junction of Highway #4
West to communities of Olmitz, Kansas, Otis, Kansas, Bison, Kansas, LaCross, Kansas, attraction The Barb Wire & Post Rock Museum. - East to Bushton, Kansas, Frederick, Kansas, Geneseo, Kansas. NOTE: Highway #4 overlaps Highway #281 at this point.
130.0
209.2
1850 ft.
Hoisington, Kansas
Overlap of State highway #4 ends at this point and heads east. Attractions in Hoisington, Kansas: The Hoisington Historical Museum, shows the history of Hoisington and surrounding area, free admission. North access to Clara Barton Hospital.
141.2
227.2
1847 ft.
Junction of Highways US #156, US #56, State #96 - Great Bend
West to Goodman Kansas State Fishing Park - Facilities: primitive camping.

154.5
248.6
1890 ft.
NW !50th St
West to community of Seward, Kansas.
155.5
250.2
1890 ft.
State Highway #19
East to community of Sterling, Kansas, - West to Seward, Kansas, Radium, Kansas, Larned, Kansas.
159.5
256.7
1900 ft.
Hudson Road
East to community of Hudson, Kansas.
162.8
262.0
1864 ft.
Point of information
Crossing Rattlesnake Creek, Kansas
166.0
267.2
1903 ft.
E 8th Ave
West to community of St. John, Kansas, attraction - St John Science Museum, features exhibits relating to the Industrial Revolution.
169.6
272.9
1919 ft.
Junction of US Highway 50


181.1
291.4
1926 ft.
100 th St.
West to communities of Byers, Kansas, Hopewell, Kansas, Trousdale, Kansas, Fellsburg, Kansas.
185.3
298.2
1955 ft.
Luka, Kansas
East of highway.
187.1
301.1
1942 ft.
Flint Road
West access to Pratt Industrial Center, KS
191.1
307.6
1893 ft.
City of Pratt, Kansas
Junctions of US Highways #400 & 54
192.1
309.2
1850 ft.
State Highway #64
East access to Pratt County Veterans Memorial Lake.
202.7
326.2
1913 ft.
State Highway #42
Community of Sawyer, Kansas. East to Isabell, Kansas, Nashville, Kansas, Zenda, Kansas, Spivey, Kansas.
219.4
353.0
1555 ft.
Barber Kansas State Fishing Lake
East of highway Barber Lake located on Barber County, KS Lake. Facilities: Primitive Camping, picnic area, boat launching areas, fishing for Channel Catfish, Crappie, Redear Sunfish, Large mouth Bass, Bluegill, Walleye.
220.2
354.4
1483 ft.
City of Medicine Lodge, Kansas
Attractions in and around Medicine, Kansas. - Medicine Stockade Museum, features a 1877 Log Cabin, Gypsum House, and Old Jail, artifacts of the early history of the area - Carry Nation Home - Historic Grand Hotel - Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo, Rodeo events - Indian Peace Treaty Pageant, held in a natural amphitheater, a reenactment showing the early history of the Native American Indian.
220.8
355.4
1460 ft.
U S Highway #160
East to communities of Sharon, Kansas, Attica, Kansas.- US Highway #160 joins US #281 at this point.
221.0
355.7
1450 ft.
Point of Information
Crossing the Kansas, Medicine River, a tributary of the Kansas, Salt Fork of the Arkansas River, 101 mi (163 km)in length.
221.5
356.5
1457 ft.
US Highway #160
U S Highway #160 overlap ends at this junction and heads west. West to communities of Coldwater, Kansas, Protection, Kansas, Stika, Kansas, Ashland, Kansas, attractions: The Pioneer Krier Museum.
239.5
385.5
1401 ft.
State Highway #2
East of communities of Hazelton, Kansas, Anthony, Kansas, Harper, Kansas.
244.4
393.3
1424 ft.
Hardtner, Kansas
Services.
245.5
395.0
1398 ft.
Kansas/Oklahoma State Line
South to Alva, Oklahoma, established in 1893, Attractions - Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Cherokee Strip Museum. - Start/Finish of Highway travel guide -e10