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Giant Van Gogh in Goodland

One of the great things about being on the road is what you find along the way. Mike Brown of the popular website, “Brainzooming,” wrote about seeing one of the world’s largest Van Gogh Sunflowers paintings in Goodland. He referred to it as a “poster child for extreme creativity,” and made a video during his visit.Brainzooming is all about innovation, so it’s no wonder he was drawn to the 24 by 32 foot reproduction of Van Gogh’s classic that stands on an 80-foot tall easel. Canadian artist Cameron Cross chose Goodland for his “Big Easel Project,” because it is the “Sunflower Capital of the Sunflower State.” It’s the only one of the giant paintings in the U.S. The other six are in Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Japan and South Africa – all locations that have something to do with sunflowers, Van Gogh, or both.

Posted on October 30, 2012 3:24PM by Patsy Terrell

Found on the Web: Photos reflect Kansas’ 1856 Battle of Black Jack

Kansas photographer snaps dramatic images of re-enactors near Baldwin CityLearn more about Kansas’ heritage – including the pre-Civil War reference “Bleeding Kansas” – by checking out recent photos by photographer Michael C. Snell. Last month, the award-winning and Kansas-based travel photographer shot a re-enactment of the June 2, 1856, Battle of Black Jack near Baldwin City, Kan.

Posted on July 18, 2011 3:26PM by Becky Blake

Found on the Web: Turkey Trickster, Happy Hunter

Spring turkey season in Kansas opened earlier this month – and some hunters are already calling in the toms. Check out this video by “Kansas Hunter,” who filmed his solo turkey hunt on opening day and called it “Flying Feathers.” Then make some hunting memories of your own by buying a Spring Turkey Permit/Game Tag combo. The season ends May 31.

Posted on April 18, 2011 1:45PM by Becky Blake

Highlighting our Home State

Discover a range of landscapes and natural wonders in Kansas – and many hidden gems just waiting for your admiration. Love waterfalls or windmills? We’ve got ’em. Historic campgrounds? Check. Rodeos ...

Posted on February 14, 2011 8:16PM by Becky Blake


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