Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Wichita Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:10:59 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&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/ Luxury Suites to Lakeside Cabins http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/22/Luxury-Suites-to-Lakeside-Cabins/929/ Enjoy Expanding Lodging Options in KansasWhether your tastes lean toward metropolitan amenities or a lakeside view, Kansas lodging inventory is expanding and improving statewide.Wichita announces ... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/22/Luxury-Suites-to-Lakeside-Cabins/929/