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KANSAS! Magazine
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Topeka, Kansas 66612


KANSAS! Magazine

KANSAS! Cover Fall 2015Entering the Wonderful World of Oz

Fall 2015

On the Cover
The Yellow Brick Road, photo illustration by Doug Stremel & Shelly Brant

Andrea Etzel, Editor
Katy Ibsen, Managing Editor
Shelly Brant, Art Director

In Season

Eat, Hot for Harry's
by Bethaney Wallace
Manhattan eatery named "Best Restaurant in Kansas" by Business Insider.

Shop, The Art of the Bike
by Katy Schamberger
From custom-built frames to in-house roasted coffee, VELO+ is changing the definition of a bike shop.

Culture, For the Love of Dragons
by Patricia Ackerman
Jim Dickerman creates mythical, fire-breathing folk art creatures at his farmhouse outside of Lincoln.

Sampler, Hit the Bricks
by Marci Penner of the Kansas Sampler Foundation
Follow all of Kansas' brick roads to a world of wonder.

Ride, Kansas White Way Highway

Wide Open Spaces

Atchison: A View from the Top
by Katy Schamberger
From soaring river bluffs to a significant role in aviation history, Atchison will take your Kansas travel to new heights.

Little Houses on the Prairie
by MeLinda Schnyder, photography by Karen Bonar
The quirky Elk Falls outhouse tour celebrates 20 years. The 2015 Elk Falls Outhouse Tour is Friday and Saturday, November 20 & 21 open 9AM to 5PM.

Fair Play
by Cecilia Harris
Enjoy the sights, sounds and Pronto Pups at the State's most anticipated event of the year - the State Fair.

The Wonderful World of Oz
Discover how the Oz phenomenon began and what it means today.

by Amy Bickel, photography by Harland J. & Suzanne Schuster
Follow the journey of the Winter family as they come together for the year's most valuable harvest, wheat.

Through the Lens
Photography by Jason Soden
Storms that roll across Kansas' prairies offer many opportunities to capture their beauty and power, as shown by the work of Jason Soden.

Taste of Kansas

Cheers to Good Food
by Seth Jones, photography by Doug Stremel and KANSAS! magazine staff
Craft beers and fine food create a tasty combination.


Milestone of Kansas: The Barn at Pioneer Bluffs
Pioneer Bluffs celebrated 100 years on October 3rd at its Fall Festival. 

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