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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: Film star and travel writer Andrew McCarthy hankering for Kansas

You probably remember Andrew McCarthy from his starring roles in such feature films as “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “Pretty in Pink.” For the past few years, though, McCarthy has been hosting video travelogues and writing articles from around the world for AFAR, National Geographic Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines. He was even named the 2010 Travel Journalist of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers.

Posted on September 19, 2011 4:00PM 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

Happy Birthday, Kansas!

In honor of Kansas’ 150th celebration this past weekend, I wanted to share this cool illustration created by fellow Kansan and graphic designer Chris Murphy. You can zoom in to see the detail ...

Posted on January 31, 2011 2:21PM by Becky Blake


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