Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Kansas City Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:02 GMT Stadium Built "For the Fans" Doesn't Disappoint http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/16/Stadium-Built-For-the-Fans-Doesn-t-Disappoint/3031/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Sporting-Fire-Pregame-Huddle.JPG'/><br/> Once a punch line of toilet-themed jokes, the soccer team formerly known as the Kansas City Wiz (and later the Wizards) is now the ideal franchise in all of American sports. Their matches are also the hottest ticket in Kansas City. After 12 years of sharing the cavernous football stadium and three more years in a tiny baseball park, rebranded Sporting Kansas City opened its first true home in 2011. Since opening Sporting Park near the Kansas Speedway in Wyandotte County, the club has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity. Thu, 16 May 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/16/Stadium-Built-For-the-Fans-Doesn-t-Disappoint/3031/ Get your Kicks in Galena http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/27/Get-your-Kicks-in-Galena/2895/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Mater.jpg'/><br/> Did you know &ldquo;Mater&rdquo; is from Kansas? He is&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;or at least the 1951 International boom truck used for his model is&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;and ... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/27/Get-your-Kicks-in-Galena/2895/ T-Rex Café: Kansas Legends for the family http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/10/T-Rex-Caf-Kansas-Legends-for-the-family/2270/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/TRex.jpeg'/><br/> As someone who grew up in Kansas City, the Legends Shopping Area is something sort of amazing for me. In a short time, the entire Village West area has sprung up as an entertainment mecca in a most unlikely spot.Now that we are a family of five, I find a quick trip to The Legends&nbsp;can give us the feeling that we have had a &ldquo;get away&rdquo; without having to travel very far.&nbsp; Tue, 10 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/10/T-Rex-Caf-Kansas-Legends-for-the-family/2270/ Building History: Stone Fences on the Native Stone Scenic Byway http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/22/Building-History-Stone-Fences-on-the-Native-Stone-Scenic-Byway/2056/ A few years ago, I got tired of the space in between my home and the vacant lot beside my house. I decided to build a stone fence. Gathering up all of the limestone around our yard, I spent one ... Tue, 22 May 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/22/Building-History-Stone-Fences-on-the-Native-Stone-Scenic-Byway/2056/ Family Fun at the Farmstead: Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/10/Family-Fun-at-the-Farmstead-Deanna-Rose-Children-s-Farmstead/1911/ We had been at the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead in Overland Park for awhile when my boys spotted the pedal tractors – suddenly, it was as if nothing else there existed.We had seen the sheep and ... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/10/Family-Fun-at-the-Farmstead-Deanna-Rose-Children-s-Farmstead/1911/ Make Plans to Join in Race Day at the Kansas Speedway http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/3/Make-Plans-to-Join-in-Race-Day-at-the-Kansas-Speedway/1890/ April is the time to meet your need for speed. The Kansas Speedway is hosting a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on April 22. There is still time to get tickets for this big race, one of only two the ... Tue, 03 Apr 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/3/Make-Plans-to-Join-in-Race-Day-at-the-Kansas-Speedway/1890/ An Irish Tribute in Junction City http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/An-Irish-Tribute-in-Junction-City/1774/ If you are looking for an Irish way to celebrate March, kick off the green season with a unique performance at the Junction City C.L. Hoover Opera House.The Kelly Band, a Kansas City based Celtic ... Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/An-Irish-Tribute-in-Junction-City/1774/ 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/ A Great American Goodtime with the T-Bones http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/17/A-Great-American-Goodtime-with-the-T-Bones/906/ There is nothing quite like singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” with your child at his first seventh inning stretch. That was one of the highlights of our recent trip to see the Kansas City ... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/17/A-Great-American-Goodtime-with-the-T-Bones/906/ Faces and Places Blog - Lecompton/Kansas City July 20, 2011 http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/25/Faces-and-Places-Blog---Lecompton-Kansas-City-July-20-2011/798/ The Faces and Places Tour Suburban took off on a hot day this past Monday with the ultimate destination of Kansas City, Kansas and a T-Bones baseball game.To beat the heat, our first stop was at Rees ... Mon, 25 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/25/Faces-and-Places-Blog---Lecompton-Kansas-City-July-20-2011/798/