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Dinosaurs and Airplanes in Liberal

Looking for a special treat for that hard-to-please person? How about a trip to Liberal to take in a dinosaur-airplane experience?

Yes, dinosaurs and airplanes will be on display together this spring at the Mid-America Air Museum in Liberal. 

Posted on December 25, 2012 11:00AM by Karen Ridder

Get your Kicks in Galena

Did you know “Mater” is from Kansas? He is – or at least the 1951 International boom truck used for his model is – and you can visit it in Galena.

If you are not up on ...

Posted on November 27, 2012 3:16PM by Karen Ridder

Going Down: A Trip Underground in Ellinwood

An entire town – underground. That’s the bygone era you can experience at the Ellinwood tunnels. In the late 1800s, practical concerns sent many businesses into the basements of their main-street counterparts. These "underground" businesses were connected by a series of boardwalks and tunnels creating a separate underground town. The set-up also helped early settlers survive rough Kansas winters and tornado season.

Posted on September 25, 2012 5:13PM by Karen Ridder

Pony Express Rides.. again and again

The information highway got its start the hard way through Northeast Kansas.While Missouri’s St Joseph gets the credit as the jumping off point of for the Pony Express, the real adventure started in Kansas. The town of Elwood marks the spot where rough and ready Pony Express riders took on the first leg of a 1900-mile journey through eight states.

Posted on June 26, 2012 4:10PM by Karen Ridder


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