Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Tuttle Creek Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:43:00 GMT Country Stars Light Up the Kansas Sky at Country Stampede http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/9/Country-Stars-Light-Up-the-Kansas-Sky-at-Country-Stampede/3048/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Stampede-Dirtbikes.jpg'/><br/> Every summer at Tuttle Creek State Park, you'll find - and hear - one of the largest country music festivals in the nation. Nestled along the dam of Tuttle Creek Lake, just north of Manhattan, this year's Kicker Country Stampede took place June 27-30. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/9/Country-Stars-Light-Up-the-Kansas-Sky-at-Country-Stampede/3048/ Nelson's Landing Serves Local Sports History With Pie on the Side http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/19/Nelson-s-Landing-Serves-Local-Sports-History-With-Pie-on-the-Side/3041/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/08--COVER--chicken-fried-steak.jpg'/><br/> On a recent road trip around the north end of&nbsp;Tuttle Creek Reservoir&nbsp;and part of&nbsp;Milford Lake, we drove into the community of Leonardville, a town of less than 500 people, situated between the north ends of the two nearby lakes. As we entered town, we drove past the &quot;Welcome to Leonardville&quot; sign, which boasted &quot;Home of Jordy Nelson, Super Bowl XLV.&quot; Nelson earned All-American honors as a wide receiver at Kansas State University, was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft&nbsp; and as of this writing, plays for the Green Bay Packers.&nbsp; Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/19/Nelson-s-Landing-Serves-Local-Sports-History-With-Pie-on-the-Side/3041/ Bald Eagle viewing in Kansas http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/31/Bald-Eagle-viewing-in-Kansas/1644/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6801607027_4330146db5_b.jpg'/><br/>As far as my bird watching experience goes, the most memorable experience I’ve had is being up close and personal with a falcon while visiting the United States Air Force Academy. Then, while aiding in a story on birding weekends in Great Bend for KANSAS! magazine, I was intrigued to learn what prime real estate Kansas has for witnessing various migratory birds, but none more special then the bald eagle. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/31/Bald-Eagle-viewing-in-Kansas/1644/