Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Wichita Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:23:19 GMT 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 in Wichita. Peer into the future through this blockbuster exhibit focusing on the Star Wars ... 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 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/ The great track star Glenn Cunningham nearly died in a fire that burned the young boy’s legs so badly they almost were amputated.  Told he wouldn’t walk again, the seven-year-old endured a year of ... Thu, 02 Feb 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/2/Kansas-Sports-Museum-Tells-Stories-through-Memorabilia/1678/ Celebrate Kansas’ 150th in Wichita on Oct. 8! http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/26/Celebrate-Kansas-150th-in-Wichita-on-Oct-8-/1156/ Join us on Oct. 8 for the biggest birthday bash ever – at the Kansas 150 Festival in Wichita honoring our state’s people, traditions and history. Enjoy the day-long festival’s parade, fair and a ... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/26/Celebrate-Kansas-150th-in-Wichita-on-Oct-8-/1156/