Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Category - Attraction Spotlight Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:54:48 GMT Hands on Fun at the Prairie Museum of Art and History http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/25/Hands-on-Fun-at-the-Prairie-Museum-of-Art-and-History/3009/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/12.jpg'/><br/> Not too far off I-70 in Colby is the&nbsp;Prairie Museum of Art and History. Upon entering the museum we went first to the Kuska Exhibit, which houses the namesakes' personal collection of items including wedding dresses, military apparel, buttons, toys, glass and countless other memorabilia (I dare say everything but the kitchen sink!). At first glance it appears to be similar to any other historical museum I have been to but as I stepped foot into the first aisle, I discovered backlit vintage hodgepodge and before I knew what was happening, six legs were running everywhere and six hands were busy opening and touching this and that. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/25/Hands-on-Fun-at-the-Prairie-Museum-of-Art-and-History/3009/ Lindsborg’s Sandzen Gallery Showcases Artistic Diversity http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/14/Lindsborg-s-Sandzen-Gallery-Showcases-Artistic-Diversity/3006/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Sandzen-Gallery-artwork-511.jpg'/><br/> Standing in awe at the unique oil paintings in the&nbsp;Birger Sandz&eacute;n Memorial Gallery&nbsp;in Lindsborg, I realized the Swedish-born artist's signature use of vivid colors and bold brushwork reminded me of a mural in the Belleville Post Office I'd seen as a child. Gallery Director Larry Griffiths said Sandz&eacute;n painted murals in post offices in Halstead, Lindsborg and Belleville as part of the Works Progress Administration program in the 1930s. It's no wonder I have grown to love Sandz&eacute;n's paintings, especially the larger pieces found in the gallery that bears his name. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/14/Lindsborg-s-Sandzen-Gallery-Showcases-Artistic-Diversity/3006/ Stay in Kansas Cabins This Summer http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/20/Stay-in-Kansas-Cabins-This-Summer/659/ 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 ... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/20/Stay-in-Kansas-Cabins-This-Summer/659/ Tee off at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/9/Tee-off-at-Buffalo-Dunes-Golf-Course/485/ If you’ve been longing for sand and water hazards, it’s time for a round of golf. In southwestern Kansas, few courses can hold a flagstick to the challenging Buffalo Dunes Golf Course on Highway 83 in Garden City. The 18-hole, regulation course has won numerous awards and is consistently rated among the top courses in the state. And for good reason. Mon, 09 May 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/9/Tee-off-at-Buffalo-Dunes-Golf-Course/485/ Kansas Spotlight: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/7/Kansas-Spotlight-Tallgrass-Prairie-National-Preserve/222/ Learn about the treasures waiting for you at the 10,894-acre preserve of tallgrass prairie near Strong City.Named one of the top places in America to visit by National Geographic, the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve protects a rare portion of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem that once covered 140 million acres of North America. Visitors of all ages will enjoy a variety of educational and recreational activities at the preserve, including: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/7/Kansas-Spotlight-Tallgrass-Prairie-National-Preserve/222/