Discerning eyes see plenty of beauty in Kansas

So a Business Insider poll declared Kansas as having the worst scenery in the nation, while picking neighboring Colorado’s as the best? Well, maybe if you need to be hit over the head by a view to see its beauty. But those with a discerning eye know that mountains, oceans or forests don’t have a monopoly on scenic splendor. The beauty of Kansas is subtle, but the state’s lush open spaces, diverse topography and abundant wildlife can inspire awe – in the spacious and undulating Flint Hills (in photo), of course, but in many other places in the state. Don’t believe it? Check out The Eagle’s online gallery of images of Kansas at its least ugly.