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Posts for June 2011

In a Kansas state of mind

This is a guest blog post written on June 23 by Andy Brack as he was completing the last leg of a road trip through Kansas with his daughter. A Faces & Places Tour Roadie met the duo as they were eating at Emma Chase Cafe in Cottonwood Falls and loved their story so much, we asked him to share it with you.

Posted on June 30, 2011 4:18PM by Andy Brack

Fish Kansas!

I started fishing in Kansas on a private farm pond in the Red Hills grasslands. Most Kansas anglers fish on private farm ponds, at least some of the time. There are more than 100,000 ponds tucked away in our landscape, providing fantastic fishing opportunities.

Posted on June 29, 2011 3:40PM by Mike Miller

Wichita American Indian Festival

From colorfully costumed dance participants parading in the Grand Entry to rhythmic dances and chants, experience Kansas Native-American Indian culture first hand. It's all happening at the American Indian Festival presented by the Mid-American All-Indian Center at Century II Expo Hall in Wichita July 9-10. The first-ever festival will serve as a showcase for the art, dance, history, and song of the culture for which Kansas was named – as well as an opportunity to renew American Indian cultural ties and preserve their rich heritage.

Posted on June 27, 2011 11:33AM by Becky Blake

Family-Style Meals in a Mansion B&B

Photo credit: Holton House Bed & BreakfastVisitors often stay for the Victorian décor, plush bedding and spacious bathrooms at the Holton House Bed & Breakfast in Holton, but they usually come for the restaurant and fried chicken dinners served family style. “You don’t have to be an overnight guest to enjoy our meals,” say owners Shaun and Tara Sheegan in our interview, “just come hungry.”

Posted on June 24, 2011 2:30PM by admin

Taming Cowboys, but Keeping it a Bit Wild

If you really want to experience a piece of Kansas, go to a Rodeo. The sport is unique because it has its roots in real work required of cowboys on the job. It gives you a taste of our history with ...

Posted on June 22, 2011 3:54PM by Karen Ridder

Stay in Kansas Cabins This Summer

Enjoy comfortable “camping” experience near state parks and lakesIf you like the idea of vacationing by a lake – but without the hassle of a tent and the expense of a hotel – consider renting a cabin ...

Posted on June 20, 2011 2:30PM by Becky Blake

Fried Chicken to Crow About at Wheatland Café, Hudson

The Wheatland Café in the little town of Hudson has a lot to crow about. Every Sunday, people flock to this small community in central Kansas to gobble up Darrell Bauer’s famous fried chicken on a buffet featuring favorite foods like Grandma used to make. Yep, that means flavorful chicken that is just-right crispy and golden on the outside while moist and juicy on the inside, savory ham, real mashed potatoes with white gravy, warm bread from the oven, and homemade ice cream. Darrell says he and his wife, Shannon, cook the hard way…from scratch.

Posted on June 17, 2011 1:34AM by Cecilia Harris

Seeing new things at old favorites in Wichita

BotanicaThis summer is the perfect time to visit Wichita. Two of the area’s biggest family attractions are at their best in the summer months, making Taw-town a great weekend destination. We used to live in Wichita, but that was before kids. Now, when we take the family back to visit Grandma and Grandpa I really appreciate the wide variety of fun things we can all enjoy while we’re there. For nice weather months, I highly recommend the Sedgwick County Zoo and Botanica – Wichita’s botanical gardens. On a recent trip, we took Grandma to Botanica in the morning and went to the zoo later in the day with Daddy.

Posted on June 15, 2011 10:15AM by Karen Ridder


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