Kansas residents are gearing up for a spectacular Fourth of July, as a new study reveals that the state is among the top spenders on fireworks and has some of the best dark sky conditions in the country.
The study, conducted by American Casino Guide, ranked Kansas third in firework expenditure per person in 2022, with an average of $10.70.
The state also has a high proportion of areas with low light pollution, which enhances the visibility and brightness of the fireworks.
The study identified Wallace County, Rawlins County, and Hodgeman County as the optimal locations for firework viewing in Kansas, as they have 100% dark sky ratings.
The study also compared Kansas with other states, finding that Missouri spent the most on fireworks, but had less dark sky coverage, while Massachusetts spent the least and prohibited consumer fireworks.
Nantucket County was the best spot for firework viewing in Massachusetts, according to the study.
The study provides helpful information for people who want to enjoy the festive fireworks and celebrate Independence Day in style.