Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Category - Community Spotlight Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:06:31 GMT Bright lights on the High Plains: Visit WaKeeney’s Christmas Display http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/6/Bright-lights-on-the-High-Plains-Visit-WaKeeney-s-Christmas-Display/1409/ Put a trip to WaKeeney on your holiday schedule. The town, which sits on I-70 halfway between Kansas City and Denver, is home to one of the biggest Christmas lights displays in the region. Now ... Tue, 06 Dec 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/6/Bright-lights-on-the-High-Plains-Visit-WaKeeney-s-Christmas-Display/1409/ Community Spotlight: Montezuma http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/11/Community-Spotlight-Montezuma/386/ Established in 1912, Montezuma is in the southwestern part of the state in Gray County. One of town’s best known attractions is the Stauth Memorial Museum, showcasing the extensive travels of ... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/11/Community-Spotlight-Montezuma/386/ Community Spotlight: Emporia http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/21/Community-Spotlight-Emporia/270/ Located in the eastern Flint Hills, Emporia mixes small-town charm with big-city arts and culture. Victorian homes along tree-lined brick streets reflect the city’s past while a new Arts Center offers gallery exhibits, a performing arts series and an art store. And the Emporia Granada Theatre – restored to its 1920s grandeur with modern comforts – shows movie classics like “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone With the Wind.”Founded in 1857, Emporia is the official founding city of Veterans Day and the site of an All Veterans Tribute Celebration in November. Other special events include Iris Days in May and Prairie Heritage Days in June. Emporia’s don’t-miss historical options include the William Allen White House State Historic Site and Lyon County Historical Museum.  Mon, 21 Mar 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/21/Community-Spotlight-Emporia/270/ Community Spotlight: Concordia http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/7/Community-Spotlight-Concordia/94/     Once a month we’ll highlight the well-known sights and charming secrets of a Kansas town. Here, you’ll find details about a quaint rural community in the north central part of the state.Established in 1872, Concordia is home to the Whole Wall Mural, America’s longest sculpted brick mural. The 140-foot carved-brick wall showcases the history, people and places of the Cloud County area. Scenes include the Minersville camp where coal miners lived in the late 1800s, a biplane owned by aviator Charlie Blosser and the Republican River bridge constructed in 1893. Mon, 07 Feb 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/7/Community-Spotlight-Concordia/94/