DESERTS & MOUNTAINS TRIP
Interstate 35 Kansas

Interstate 35 is considered part of the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Highway, which includes Interstate 35 from its southern terminus in Laredo, Texas, to Interstate 29 in Kansas City, and Interstate 29 from Kansas City to the Canadian border near Pembina, North Dakota. The interstate's only tolled portion is in the state of Kansas, where 127 miles of Interstate 35 run along the Kansas Turnpike. The toll is $4.75 for those who travel all 127 tolled miles. On Day Ten of the Deserts & Mountains Trip, I drove Interstate 35 from Interstate 435 near Lenexa, Kansas, to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

PICTURES

Interstate 435 to Oklahoma State Line
Pictures taken July 2, 2003

Interstate 35 South at Exit 220 - 119th Street.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 218 - Santa Fe.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 217 - Old Hwy 56.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 215 - U.S. 169
South/K-7 - Paola.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 210 - U.S. 56 -
Gardner.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 207 - Gardner
Road.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 202 - Edgerton.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 198 - K-33 -
Wellsville.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 193 - Tennessee
Road.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 187 - K-68 -
Ottawa/Louisburg.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 185 - 15th Street.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 183 - U.S. 59 -
Garnett/Lawrence.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 182 - Eisenhower
Road.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 176 - Homewood.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 170 -
Williamsburg/Pomona.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 162 - K-31
South - Waverly.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 160 - K-31
North - Melvern.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 155 - U.S. 75 -
Lyndon/Burlington.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 148 - K-131 -
Lebo.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 141 - K-130 -
Neosho Rapids/Hartford.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 138 - County
Road U.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 135 - County
Road R1.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 133 - U.S. 50 -
6th Ave.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 131 - Burlingame
Road.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 130 - K-99 -
Merchant St.
Mileage sign on Interstate 35 South, 2 1/4
miles to the east of Interstate 335.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 128 - Industrial
Road.
Interstate 35 South approaching Exit 127C -
U.S. 50 West/K-57 North - 3/4 mile.
Interstate 35 South approaching Exit 127C -
1/4 mile.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 127C - U.S. 50
West/K-57 North - Newton. The toll plaza
for the Kansas Turnpike lies just ahead.
Interstate 35 South at the Emporia toll
plaza of the Kansas Turnpike. Only one lane
was open at the time I was in the area.
Motorists receive their toll ticket here, and
present it at their exit or at the Southern or
Eastern Terminal, located near Wellington
and Leavenworth, respectively.
Interstate 35 South at Interstate 335 North -
Topeka/Kansas City.
"END Interstate 335" sign just after Interstate
35 merges onto the Kansas Turnpike. The
next exit is in 34 miles. No joke.
Well, there is one exit inside that 34 miles,
but it leads to some cattle pens. This is one
of those "Only in Kansas" sights.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 92 - K-177 -
Cassoday.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 76 - U.S. 77 - El
Dorado North/Nick Badwey Plaza.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 71 - K-254/
K-196 - El Dorado.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 57 - Andover.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 53 - K-96 -
Wichita.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 50 - U.S. 54/U.S.
400 - Kellogg Ave./Wichita.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 45 - K-15 -
Wichita K-15.
Interstate 35 South approaching Exit 42 -
Interstate 135/Interstate 235/U.S. 81 - 2
miles.
Interstate 35 South approaching Exit 42 -
1 mile.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 42 - Interstate 135/
Interstate 235/U.S. 81 - Wichita/Salina.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 39 - U.S. 81 -
Haysville/Derby.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 33 - U.S. 81/
K-53 - Mulvane.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 19 - U.S. 160 -
Wellington/Winfield.
Interstate 35 South approaching Toll
Plaza - 2 miles. The toll plaza ahead is the
Southern Terminal.
Interstate 35 South approaching Toll
Plaza - 1 mile.
Interstate 35 South approaching Toll
Plaza - 1/2 mile.
Interstate 35 South approaching Toll
Plaza - 1/4 mile.
Interstate 35 South at the Southern Terminal
Toll Plaza. If you drove all 208 miles of the
tolled portion of the Kansas Turnpike, then
your wallet will be at least $8.15 lighter by
the time you leave this plaza.
Interstate 35 South at Exit 4 - U.S. 166/U.S.
81 - Arkansas City/South Haven.

Roadtrip pages:

Day One:
Oklahoma:
Interstate 44 | Interstate 40
Texas:
Interstate 40
New Mexico:
Interstate 40

Day Two:
New Mexico:
Interstate 40
Arizona:
Interstate 40

Day Three:
Arizona:
Interstate 40
California:
Interstate 40 | Interstate 15 | CA 18 | CA 138 | CA 14 | Interstate 5 | CA 126 | U.S. 101

Day Four:
California:
U.S. 101 | CA 58 | Interstate 15
Nevada:
Interstate 15
Arizona:
Interstate 15
Utah:
Interstate 15

Day Five:
Utah:
Interstate 15 | Interstate 70
Colorado:
Interstate 70

Day Six:
Colorado:
Interstate 70
Kansas:
Interstate 70

Day Seven:
Kansas:
Interstate 70
Missouri:
Interstate 70 | U.S. 71 | MO 2

Sidetrip Pages:
Kansas:
Interstate 35 | Interstate 70 | Interstate 435 | Interstate 470 | U.S. 40 | U.S. 59 | U.S. 69 | U.S. 75 | U.S. 169 | K-10 | K-68
Missouri:
Interstate 29 | Interstate 35 | Interstate 70 | Interstate 229 | MO 2 | MO 371 | U.S. 36 | U.S. 71

Day Ten:
Missouri:
MO 2
Kansas:
K-68 | U.S. 69 | Interstate 435 | Interstate 35
Oklahoma:
Interstate 35

Miscellaneous Pictures

Trip Summaries:
Page 1 (Oklahoma City-San Luis Obispo; Days 1-3)
Page 2 (San Luis Obispo-Kansas City; Days 4-7)
Page 3 (Sidetrips & Kansas City-Oklahoma City; Days 8-10)

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