Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Wichita Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:13:38 GMT Family-friendly Road Trip http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/21/Family-friendly-Road-Trip/3107/ I have a six-year-old and an eight-year-old, and they are ever-enthusiastic Kansas Roadies. They pack their own bags, read their own maps. They can live for days on PB&amp;J sandwiches from ... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2014/21/Family-friendly-Road-Trip/3107/ Tanganyika Wildlife Park: A wildly different stop near Wichita http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/6/Tanganyika-Wildlife-Park-A-wildly-different-stop-near-Wichita/3087/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/IMGP0010.jpg'/><br/>The Tanganyika Wildlife Park takes a wildly different approach from other experiences I've seen in Kansas. While many zoos&nbsp;are gradually putting visitors further and further away from the animals, this park invites you for an up-close hands-on experience. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/6/Tanganyika-Wildlife-Park-A-wildly-different-stop-near-Wichita/3087/ “And the Winner is…” Inside the Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cook-off http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/16/-And-the-Winner-is-Inside-the-Wichita-Wagonmasters-Chili-Cook-off/3082/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/DSC_0064_ed.jpg'/><br/> I started researching the&nbsp;Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cook-off&nbsp;a few weeks before this late September annual event. The first thing I noticed when I visited the event website was a link to "Become a Judge." Out of curiosity, I clicked, and quickly learned that anyone can sign up to be a judge at this International Chili Society (ICS)-sanctioned cook-off. I entered my information, and a few weeks later learned that I had made the cut! Wed, 16 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/16/-And-the-Winner-is-Inside-the-Wichita-Wagonmasters-Chili-Cook-off/3082/ Enjoy a movie under the stars: Kansas Drive-Ins are Alive and Going Strong http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/2/Enjoy-a-movie-under-the-stars-Kansas-Drive-Ins-are-Alive-and-Going-Strong/3018/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Starlite.jpg'/><br/> With the arrival of spring in Kansas, the glow of a great tradition across the state rolls into our lives again: The Drive-In Movie.&nbsp; Tue, 02 Apr 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/2/Enjoy-a-movie-under-the-stars-Kansas-Drive-Ins-are-Alive-and-Going-Strong/3018/ A Bit of Magic at Karg Art http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/22/A-Bit-of-Magic-at-Karg-Art/3008/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Karg1.jpg'/><br/> &nbsp; I have always loved glass art. When I was a child, my grandmother collected paper weights. I used to pick them up and marvel at the bursts of color sprouting from beneath layers of clear glass. These things of substance and beauty always held a little bit of mystery for me. My favorites could be turned upside down to reveal what seemed like a single point of color mysteriously bursting into the central floral or spiral design of the piece. They seemed impossible, mesmerizing and yet somehow soothing. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/22/A-Bit-of-Magic-at-Karg-Art/3008/ Summer Festivals in Kansas: Big city excitement, time-honored traditions http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/Summer-Festivals-in-Kansas-Big-city-excitement-time-honored-traditions/2202/ A Faces &amp; Places Roadie BlogMy latest Faces &amp; Places travel plan was to spend the weekend visiting community festivals in Wichita and Fort Scott. Although different in scale, both festivals ... Wed, 06 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/6/Summer-Festivals-in-Kansas-Big-city-excitement-time-honored-traditions/2202/ Star Wars® Exhibit, Keeper of the Plains Unique to Wichita http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/15/Star-Wars-Exhibit-Keeper-of-the-Plains-Unique-to-Wichita/2025/ May the Force be with you while exploring Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination at Exploration Place&nbsp;in Wichita. Peer into the future through this blockbuster exhibit focusing on the Star Wars film series that became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. Fans will enjoy artifacts from all six films while those interested in the science behind the fantasy technologies and how it relates to today’s world also will have plenty to see and do. You don’t want to miss this national traveling exhibit from May 25 to Sept. 3 because once it leaves Wichita, it will be displayed in cities so far, far away they might as well be in another galaxy. Tue, 15 May 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/15/Star-Wars-Exhibit-Keeper-of-the-Plains-Unique-to-Wichita/2025/ The Cowtown Experience: Wichita’s past explored http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/24/The-Cowtown-Experience-Wichita-s-past-explored/1966/ Old Cowtown Museum&nbsp;sits in the middle of the state’s largest thoroughly modern city, but gives you the chance to walk back in time through a slice of our historic small-town beginnings.The ... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/24/The-Cowtown-Experience-Wichita-s-past-explored/1966/ History, Nature Enhance Dining Experience at Old Oxford Mill http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/23/History-Nature-Enhance-Dining-Experience-at-Old-Oxford-Mill/1686/ Geese honked above as Hubby and I descended the winding wooden steps down the riverbank to a picturesque site – a historic four-story limestone flour mill nestled among the trees along a winding ... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/23/History-Nature-Enhance-Dining-Experience-at-Old-Oxford-Mill/1686/ Kansas Sports Museum Tells Stories through Memorabilia http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/2/Kansas-Sports-Museum-Tells-Stories-through-Memorabilia/1678/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6766962461_d3d6ebb99d_b.jpg'/><br/>The great track star Glenn Cunningham nearly died in a fire that burned the young boy’s legs so badly they almost were amputated.&nbsp; Told he wouldn’t walk again, the seven-year-old endured a year of incredible pain exercising until he could stand on his own, then walk, and finally run. The Elkhart, Kan. native kept running, setting world records in the mile and 800 meters and winning a silver medal in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. This and other inspiring stories about our state’s outstanding athletes, as well as an amazing display of original sports memorabilia, can be found at the Kansas Sports Museum in Newton. Thu, 02 Feb 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/2/Kansas-Sports-Museum-Tells-Stories-through-Memorabilia/1678/