The state highway commission is hereby authorized and empowered to acquire by purchase or condemnation the following described real estate, together with all improvements thereon: A tract of real estate in the northeast one-fourth (¼) of section seventeen (17), township eleven (11), range twenty-three (23), bounded on the north by Riverview road and the west by K-7 highway and on the south by the Kansas turnpike north right-of-way lines and on the east by the east section line. Also that portion lying north of the Kansas turnpike right-of-way in the north one-half (½) of northwest one-fourth (¼) of section sixteen (16), township eleven (11), range twenty-three (23), all in Wyandotte county, Kansas, for the purpose of securing a site which will provide: (1) Visual access to the agricultural hall of fame; (2) an area suitable for the location of recreational facilities in connection with such hall of fame; and (3) an area for landscaping adjoining such hall of fame. No purchase or condemnation of such real estate shall be made unless and until the agricultural hall of fame is located on a site adjoining the real estate described herein. Said commission shall acquire fee simple title to such real estate, and if it shall be necessary to condemn any of such real estate, the commission may exercise the power of eminent domain in the acquisition of the fee simple title to such real estate in the manner prescribed in K.S.A. 26-501 to 26-516, inclusive, or acts amendatory thereof, and the legal department of said commission shall institute and prosecute said condemnation proceedings in the name of the state, and if any such real estate shall be acquired by purchase, the abstract of title and the deed conveying the same shall be approved by the attorney general before payment therefor is made; said commission shall record all conveyances of any such real estate in the office of the register of deeds of Wyandotte county which shall thereafter be deposited in the office of the secretary of state. The secretary of transportation shall succeed to all right, title and interest of the highway commission in such property.L. 1959, ch. 326, § 1; L. 1963, ch. 234, § 17; L. 1975, ch. 426, § 24; Aug. 15.