Native Stone Scenic Byway

Discover the natural beauty of the panoramic Native Stone Scenic Byway. Seen in everything from hillsides to courthouses, these amazing natural limestone formations and stonework used in architecture can be found along Hwy. K-4 and Hwy. K-99.

Limestone is the bedrock on which much of Kansas rests, and this stone has been the building block of many historical buildings and the source of countless natural landmarks. The Native Stone Scenic Byway highlights both the natural wonder of rock formations and the amazing craftwork of masons who built the small towns and communities with native stone.

We always welcome you to the Native Stone Scenic Byway and hope that you enjoy your stay with us. The stone fences were authorized by the Kansas legislature in 1867. It was one of the earliest government operated farm programs. The state paid farmers 40 cents a rod (about 16 ½ feet) to build and maintain a stone fence at least four feet high.

Check out the Kansas Byways website for a map of the Native Stone Scenic Byway, along with a list of points of interest and amenities along the byway.

Visit Kansas' twelve byways. Each one has beautiful drives, as well as fascinating history and an abundance of activities to enjoy.

Contact Information

Hwy K-4 to Hwy K-99

Alma, KS 66401

Phone: 785-765-4655


Location Type

Interpretive Signs

Driving Tours

Site Info

Wheel Chair Accessible