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Liberal, KS

Passenger Service: PenAir offers scheduled passenger service
Airport: Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport - 700 Terminal Road, Liberal, KS 67901
Runway(s): 5,721 ft. & 7,105 ft.

Liberal is the county seat of Seward County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 20,525. Located in southwestern Kansas at the intersection of U.S. Route 83 and U.S. Route 54, Liberal is 140 miles north-northeast of Amarillo, Texas, 202 miles west-southwest of Wichita, and 288 miles southeast of Denver, Colorado. The city lies approximately 10 miles southwest of the Cimarron River in the High Plains region of the Great Plains.

Liberal is famous for its annual Pancake Day race that is held in competition with the town of Olney, England for the fastest time between both cities. Liberal has a water park known as Adventure Bay. The fifth largest collection of civilian and military aircraft in the United States is located at the Mid-America Air Museum. Starting with a gift of fifty planes by General Tom (Thomas) Welch, Jr., the museum now has more than one hundred aircraft. The Coronado Museum has items from the Native Americans that lived in the area, as well as items from Francisco Vasquez de Coronado's expedition to the area in 1541, and the history of farming and ranching in the country in more recent times.

Liberal is home to "The Land of Oz" exhibit from The Wizard of Oz, a recreation of Dorothy Gale's house and the famed Yellow Brick Road, featuring the names of such luminaries as former U.S. Senator Bob Dole, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and Liza Minnelli (Judy Garland's daughter). This exhibit was originally designed and displayed for Topeka in 1981, but relocated here eleven years later by its creator Linda Windler.

Exerpts taken from,_Kansas July 2016.