Seeing row after row of blooming sunflowers – it’s one of the perks of living in Kansas. Lots of readers have asked me where they could find sunflower fields in bloom near Wichita or around the state. It isn’t an easy question to answer, since only a few are actually planted specifically to be enjoyed by the public.
All of the sunflower fields I’ve seen we found just by driving to other scenic Kansas spots. And those are fun, but we always need to be aware that they are on private property, so we just stay on the perimeter and don’t damage the field in any way. (That includes not picking the sunflowers or walking in the field.)
To the best of my knowledge – which isn’t extensive – sunflowers are usually in bloom in August or September. But we did recently find out about a few fields planted early!
The fields are near Klausmeyer Dairy Farm and Pumpkin Patch in Clearwater. It’s just 26 minutes from the center of Wichita. Here’s the address if you want to map it:
8135 S 119th St W (12.93 mi)
Clearwater, Kansas 67026
They’ve staggered the planting of three fields, so one was blooming in early July, another should be blooming mid-July, and they anticipate the third field to be blooming sometime in August. They even have a donation box so you can pay for any flowers or make a “thank-you” contribution for the opportunity to take photos.
Let us know if you spot a Kansas sunflower field in your travels! We’ll share it here so others can enjoy the sight too. And please feel free to share your pictures with us, either here or at the Wichita on the Cheap Facebook page.