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Readers Recommend: Visiting Liberal, Kan.

A direct drive from politically blue Southern California to blue New York takes you through red Kansas and the curiously named town of Liberal. Don't miss it. Tour Dorothy's House & Land of Oz, a theme village, and the Mid-America Air Museum (including a tiny Air Force One that President Eisenhower piloted between Camp David and Washington, D.C.). Relax at Taste of China, where the $8.95 buffet would impress Angelenos and New Yorkers alike.

Liberal Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1 Yellow Brick Road; (800) 542-3725,

David Hatoff

San Clemente

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