Kansas Articles http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/rss/ Recent Articles - 2000-1996 KANSAS Past Issues Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:48:11 GMT Spring 1996 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1996-KANSAS/833/ Yesterday's Highway There is still plenty to do along Kansas' first highway-The Santa Fe Trail. By Nancy Muenker, photos by David Muenker The Westward Trail In this excerpt from one of Emporia author Don Coldsmith's historical novels, an early trading expedition follows an ancient westward trail. By Don Coldsmith, watercolor by Dixie Dove Glenn A Tribute to a Native Son Ellis recognizes its most famous citizen with the Walter P. Chrysler Boyhood Home & Museum. By John Lee The Courtland B&B Inn An old railroad hotel has a new life as an elegant bed and breakfast inn in downtown Fort Scott. By Ron Welch Spring in the Gyp Hills Two annual events-the Gyp Hills Trail Ride and the Barber County Spring Wildflower Tour-offer visitors opportunities to explore one of the state's most scenic regions. By Pam Martin, photos by Jim Bertoglio Come for Tea In its annual Victorian Tea and Historic Homes Tour, waterville combines ritual and tradition for a nostalgic step back in time. By De McGlashon The River Festival Turns 25 The venerable Wichita River Festival has big plans for the celebration of its 25th anniversary in 1996. By Barbara Delhotel Operation Wildlife Spring is the busiest season for Diane Johnson's wildlife rehabilitation facility in Linwood. By Chalise Miner, photos by Philip Miner This Land is Our Land The Land Institute's annual Prairie festival is a chance to spend a weekend considering the future of our land. By Bill Sheldon New Travel Center The new Kansas Travel Information center at Olathe recently joined the team of locations that welcomes visitors and residents to discover Kansas. By L. Suzanne Hanson Volume 51, Issue 1 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Spring Creek in Cowley County by Gerald Weins Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1996-KANSAS/833/ Summer 1996 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1996-KANSAS/832/ All Aboard in Abilene The Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad Association's new excursion train proudly revives railroad history in Dickinson County. By Jaurene Lauppe Chapman's Windmill Inn Deb and Tim Sanders offer gourmet dining-with a few very unusual entrees-in the restored farmhouse built by Deb's grandfather in 1917. Windmill Inn Apple Torte Recipe [click here] By Cecilia Harris, photos by Paul Beaver It's Rodeo Time Pull on your boots, put on your hat and join the fun. Pretty Prairie and Strong City are hosts to two of the state's best tributes to our western heritage. By Bill Sheldon, photos by David Clouston At Home on the Range At the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge near Canton, herds of buffalo and elk roam free as living reminders of earlier days on the Kansas prairie. By Shawna Bethell Paramore Kansas...Simply Wonderful The new state slogan, introduced by the Travel & Tourism Division in early 1996, represents the best of what Kansas has to offer. The Trail to Santa Fe In this excerpt from Emporia author Don coldsmith's upcoming novel, Kenzas, a French captain in the 1700s envisions a trail for trade across the central plains. By Don Coldsmith, Watercolor by Galen Senogles Sentinel of the Plains Gove county's dramatic Castle Rock, a favorite of photographers and sightseers alike, has stood guard over the Kansas plains for centuries. By Shawna Bethell Paramore A Legacy in Art Lawrence artist Laurie Houseman-Whitehawk paints to explain the beauty, dignity and pride of her native people. By Susan Knuth-Krebs Kansas Water Gardens Garden ponds-both public and private-are becoming increasingly popular across Kansas. By Katie Stutridge Baseball in Elkhart Two dozen of America's top collegiate baseball players descend on elkhart each June to compete in a dizzying two-month schedule of 48 games. By Ron Welch A Berry Good Place People flock to Darnaby's Berry farm and Country House north of Arma for fresh blackberries and a crop of other attractions. By Marti Attoun, photos by Gerard Attoun Volume 51, Issue 2 Andrea Glenn, editor On the Cover: Wildflowers in Chase County by Daniel Dancer Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1996-KANSAS/832/ Fall 1996 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1996-KANSAS/831/ Our Natural Wonder Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is fast becoming one of the most important wetlands for migrating shorebirds and waterfowl in North America. By John Rakestraw, photos by Bob Gress A Road Less Traveled Wabaunsee County's Skyline Mill Creek Scenic Drive offers a "top-of-the-world" view of the Flint Hils and interesting stops along the way. By Dinah Faber Alive in the Kansas Ozarks The tiny town of elk Falls brings in tourists by the busload to a step back in time. By nancy G. Holman Home at Winfield Good people...good times...and great music. The Walnut Valley Festival marks its 25th year in September. By Gerald Weins She Hath Done What She Could Medicine Lodge observes the 150th birthday of one of its most notable citizens-Carry A. Nation. By Dorothy Reed, photos by Jim Bertoglio The Santa Fe Trail is Born In this excerpt from Emporia author Don Coldsmith's upcoming novel, Tallgrass, frontiersman jed Sterling ia a scout for William Becknell's second expedition to Mexico. By Don Coldsmith, painting by Jerry Gadis Persuing the Pheasant Hunter's who use one of Sublette's three pheasant hunting services always bag their limits. By Edna Bell-Pearson Ellinwood's Underground World Unusual underground tunnels offer a glimpse into this historic Santa Fe Trail town's unique past. By Pat Mitchell, photos by David Clouston Celebrating Fall The entertainment is free and the crowds are festive at the annual Louisburg Ciderfest. By Judith Galas The Pride of Paola Paola's historic Park Square is revitalized by turning back time. By Kevin Gray, photos by Michael Snell Fall at the Grinter House Kansas City's Grinter House celebrates its place in Kansas history...and the fall season...with its annual Applefest. By Debra DeCoster, photos by Craig Thompson Volume 51, Issue 3 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Fall at Shermerhorn Park in Cherokee County by Steve Mulligan Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1996-KANSAS/831/ Winter 1996 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1996-KANSAS/830/ A Family Affair Beautiful works of glass are created when Doug and Bo Sheafor family of Topeka gathers. By Ron Welch, photos by Nathan Ham Our Cultural Bounty With at least 700 desginated and registered outdoor sculptures, Kansas has significantly more than any other neighboring state. By Bill Sheldon, photos by Michael Snell Christmas Home of the High Plains The spirit of the season is evident in every room of the Jim and Roberta Harries home in WaKeeney. By Sherry Spitsnaugle On Strawberry Hill A unique museum preserves the rich ethnic heritage of one of Kansas City's well-known ethnic neighborhoods. By Ron Welch, photos by Aneal Vohra The Brickyard Barn Inn Andy and ReRe Anderson entertain guests in a former dairy barn north of Topeka. By Ron Welch Holiday Magic The time between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day is the most special of all in historic Yates Center. By Ron Welch And the Wagons Rolled On In this excerpt from Emporia author Don Coldsmith's forth coming novel, Tallgrass, frontiersman jed Sterling joins an expedition led by Major Bennett Riley. By Don Coldsmith Christmas in Johnson County The number one attraction in Johnson County during the holiday season is the same it is the rest of the year-shopping. By Ron Welch The Stained Glass Capital of Kansas Cloud County capitalizes on its abundance of beautiful stained glass windows. By Linda Chubbuck Johnson, photos by David E. Clouston The Cream of the Crop Rise to the top-with Stafford Coutny Flour Mills' Hudson Cream Flour. By Lisa Stevens John Luther's Smokehouse Head to LeRoy for beef jerky that will take you to the ends of the earth. By Joanne M. Sheehan Volume 51, Issue 4 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: christmas lights in Overland Park by Aneal Vohra Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1996-KANSAS/830/ Spring 1997 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1997-KANSAS/829/ Flying High in Atchison Amelia Earhart's hometown celebrates her 100th birthday in 1997. By Joanne M. Sheehan Reliving the Wild West The legendary Chisholm Trail, which carried three million longhorn cattle north to railheads, marks its 130th anniversary this year. By Cecilia Harris, photos by Aneal Vohra Kechi, the Antique Capital of the World With 24 antique, craft and specialty shops, Kechi--in Sedgewick county--is a virtual paradise for collectors. By Ron Welch The Pride of Montezuma The Stauth Memorial Museum opened in February 1996 to offer visitors an amazing trip around the the world. By Bill Sheldon, photos by Del Ruff Reviving the Sunday Rug "Hookers" and "lookers" are welcome at the annual Pony Express Rug Hooking workshop in Marysville. By De McGlashon Life After Coal Mined land reclamation efforts in Crawford, Cherokee and Labette counties have paid off big for Kansans. By Nancy G. Holman Boot Hill Hospitality Proprietors Beau and Tammy Moody combine the best of the past and present in their Dodge City bed and breakfast inn. By Ron Welch Round 'em Up Sharon Springs is host to an annual Rattlesnake Roundup in May. By Joanne Sheehan The Kansas Storytelling Festival Downs preserves an art form and boosts community spirit. By Jeanette Steinert It's Wild! Since the documentation of the first bald eagle nest six years ago, 39 eagles have been hatched and fledged in Kansas. By Michael Watkins, Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Volume 52, Issue 1 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Amelia Earhart birthplace in Atchison by Kevin Sink Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1997-KANSAS/829/ Sumeer 1997 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Sumeer-1997-KANSAS/828/ Where the West Began As tourist discover the magic of the flint Hills, things are changing in Cottonwood falls. By Bill Sheldon The Historic Clover Cliff Ranch Spend a night or two--or your next vacation--in the heart of the Flint Hills. By Ron Welch The Legend Lives On Mystery surrounds the Meade hideout used by the infamous Dalton Gang--notorious train and bank robbers in the late 1800s. By Edna Bell-Pearson An Air Affair The skies above St. Francis are ablaze with color during the annual Stearman Fy-In in the second week of June. [read and see article here] By Carol Severson Driving Through History Ottawa County's Red Post Tours give visitors a taste or rural heritage. By Jeri Clouston, photos by david E. Clouston Summer Fun in Coldwater Lake Coldwater is a summer fun spot offering swimming, boating, fishing and camping. By Joyce Murphey Still Gettin' Our Kicks The legendary Route 66 arches through 13.2 miles of the southeast corner of Kansas. By Anita Heistand The Baxter Springs Historical Museum Route 66 travelers should allow plenty of time to tour this gem among local historical museums. By Anita Heistand, photos by Aneal Vohra The Ties That Bind If you're in Kansas and you can't find a quilt, you're not looking hard enough. By Judith Galas Oregon Trail Nature Park nature trails, native prairie and an unusual scenic mural commemorate Kansas' place in Oregon Trail history near St. Mary's. By Lori Stratton, photos by Marc Stratton Lenexa's BBQ Battle Compeptitors range from serious professionals to fun-seekers at the annual two-day tournament in Johnson County. By LeAnn Stephens Overnight in Olathe Two historic houses in this southern Johnson County city welcome overnight guests. By Joyce Rabas, photos by Aneal Vohra Volume 52, Issue 2 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Field of Sunflowers in Nemaha County by Kevin Sink Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Sumeer-1997-KANSAS/828/ Fall 1997 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1997-KANSAS/827/ Fall in Rural Butler County Find artworks, antiques, museums and hospitality in Augusta, Leon Beaumont and nearby communities. Recipe from the Summit House and Country Inn included in article. By Barbara L. Delhotel, Annette Wood, Cecilia Harris, photos by David Wood & Aneal Vohra In Praise of Peace With its own cast of thousands, Medicine Lodge presents the story of its past with its triennial Peace Treaty Pageant. By Bill Sheldon, photos by Jim Bertoglio Calling All Cowboys Every spring and fall, the Cockeyed Old West Band of Yahoos gathers for an old-fashioned adventure near Ellsworth. By Sally M. Snell, photos by Michael Snell Liberal's Bluebird Inn Guests at Rita Kenney's ned and breakfast inn are treated to a first-class hotel experience. By Ron Welch The Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair Head to Hillsboro on September 20 for one of the biggest arts and crafts fairs in the Midwest. By Anita Niles-Beattie, photos by Lyndle Beattie Lindsborg's Svensk Hyllningsfest This biennial fall festival pays tribute to the Swedish pioneers who settled the Smoky Valley in the 1860's. By Jeri Clouston Reliving the Battle of Mine Creek Civil war history unfolds at the Mine Creel Battlefield State Historic Site in Linn County. By Bobbie Athon Telling the Story of Farming The National Agriculture Center and Hall of fame in Bonner Springs commemorate America's farming heritage. By Bill Sheldon Volume 52, Issue 3 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Oak and hickory forest Breidenthal Reserve by Steve Mulligan Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1997-KANSAS/827/ Winter 1997 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1997-KANSAS/826/ New Space for the Place The Kansas Cosmosphere and Spcare Center in Hutchinson lifts off for the 21st century. By Annette Wood, photos by Del Ruff Fit for A King The Woodward add a touch of Old England to the capital city. By Mary Ann Clifft, photos by Thad Allton The Fire, The Spiritkeeper and the Warrior Longtime KANSAS! contirbutor Daniel dancer offers a new twist on an old Native Amreican art form. By Daniel Dancer Wayne Wildcat's History Lessons Lawrence artist wayne Wildcat works with dtudents to create beautiful-and meaningful-murals for the school. By Patricia Fairchild, photos by Craig Thompson Winter in Wichita Sample one of the state's largest citiies with a visit to historic Old Town and a relaxing stay at one of four elegant bed and breakfast inns. Stories By Bill Sheldon,Sally D. Wilcox, L. Suzanne Hanson photos by Aneal Vohra and L. Suzanne Hanson The Pickle Cottage Looks...taste...nutrition. Shirley Stimpert's gourmet pickles have it all! By Edna Bell-Pearson Celebrating a Frontier Christmas For the 26th year, the Fort Hays State Historic Site re-enacts a frontier Victorian Christmas. By Jeanetts Steinert Very Special Santas Laurie Seeman and Nancy Adams' thriving Larned business creates personalized Santa Clauses and angels. By Ron Welch Volume 52, Issue 4 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Dillon Nature Center, Hutchinson by Del Ruff Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1997-KANSAS/826/ Spring 1998 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1998-KANSAS/825/ Taking the Natural Approach The 300-acre Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens preserves the area's environment for generations to come. By Bill Sheldon, photos by Craig Thompson Celebrating Kansas Grassroots Art Look to Lucas to discover the best in 20th century Kansas grassroots art. By Cheryl Musch, photos by John Blumb Great Expectations Kinsley's new Carnival Heritage Museum brings excitement for the Edwards County town's future. By Jeanette Stienert, photos by Dale Riggs A Piece of England A 131-year-old English chapel has a new life on the campus of Baker Unviversity in Baldwin City. By Zach Flake Spring Surprises Love the sound of fallin gwater over rock? Fon't drive hundres of miles to hear it. We've got the waterfalls right here in Kansas! By Rex Buchannan, Larry Richardson and Bob Swain Lodging at the Landmark Downtown Oberlin's historic bank building now houses an elegant, Victorian-style bed and breakfast inn. By Kristin Kaldahl, photos by Jeanie Luden-Unger A Kansas Hello Kansas travel information centers offer a wealth of details to visitors and Kansans alike. By Deb Hadachek Enjoy a Victorian Getaway spend a weekend revisiting the romatic Victorian era in south central Kansas. By Deborah McLaughlin, photos by Dale Riggs A Feast for the Eyes Tables artfully arranged in "sumptuous settings" draw visitors to the Kansas Museum of History each May. By Mary Ann Clifft, photos by Nathan Ham Volume 53, 1st issue Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Waterfall at Pillsbury Crossing by Steve Mulligan Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1998-KANSAS/825/ Summer 1998 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1998-KANSAS/824/ The Cathedral of the Plains Victoria's imposing St. Fidelis Chruch beckons western Kansas travelers. By Sherry Polcyn, photos by Michael Snell All Aboard for Osage City Osage City greets Topeka Railroad days excursion train passengers with a celebration of its own. By Bill Stephens Andover's Fan-tastic Museum The American Fan Collectors Association Museum causes a stir with the world's most complete collection of mechanical fans. By Marti Attouon, photos by Gerard Attoun Scott County's Oasis Head to Lake Scott State park to discover natural beauty and rich history of the Ladder Creek valley. By Cheryl Musch, photos by Michael Snell Our Wealth of Wildflowers Prairie expert David Dvorak, Jr., takes readers on a special journey through the Kansas prairie through the height of summer's glory. By David Dvorak, Jr. Sharing Our Past Discover Kansas' rich heritage through this eight-page guide to our state's historic sites. By Bobbie Athon Keeping the Czech Tradition Tradition plays a big part in Wilson's Czech Fest, an after-harvest celebration of the town's Czechoslovakian heritage. By Jeanette Steinert Welcome to Bricktoria Parsons' new bed and breakfast offers elegant comfort for travelers. By Anita Westervelt Riding Toward a Cure Hundreds of horseback riders gather annually for two days of trail rides throught the Flint Hills. By Lori Stratton, photos by Marc Stratton The Gathering Place A unique barn-store and bed and breakfast inn jsut west of Pittsburg preserve history and gather friends and memories. By Chalise Miner, photos by Philip B. Miner, Jr. Volume 53, 2nd issue Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Hazy sunset on Konza Prairie by James Nedresky Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1998-KANSAS/824/ Fall 1998 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1998-KANSAS/823/ Finding Fall Color The weather's perfect.. the lanscape is rich with color... it's time to get on the road to see Kansas. By Rex Bucanan & Jim McCauley Reaching for the Stars The sky is never the limit at the nationally recognized Powell Observatory near Louisburg. By Bill Sheldon Art in Motion Belleville's new Boyer Gallery is a tribute not only to art but to family and tradition. By Deb Hadlachek Whispers from the Past Don't believe in ghosts? Take in Fort Riley's annual Ghost Tour and you might change your mind. By Sammy M. Snell, photos by Michael Snell Topeka's Historic Ward Meade Park Young and old alike will enjoy a visit to this six-acre complex featuring historic buildings and beautiful botanical gardens. By LeAnn Stephens, photos by Bill Stephens It's Neewollah Time Independence's annual Halloween celebration offers treats--not tricks--for everyone. By Jackie Ryan Welcoming the King of the Fall Garden Mum's not exactly the word at the annual Ocotober Mum Festival at Homestead Greenhouse in Leavenworth. By Sally M. Snell, photos by Michael Snell Arkalalah Arkansas City hosts one of the longest running fall events in the state. By Annette Wood The Fruits of Fall Find produce home grown in the best Kansas gardens at farmers' markets across the state. By Linda Lang Telling the Rawlins County Story The past tied to the present...and the future...at the Rawlins County Museum in atwood. By Sherry Polcyn Volume 53, Issue 3 Andrea Glenn, Editor On the cover: Skyline Mill Creek Scenic Drive by James Nedresky Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1998-KANSAS/823/ Winter 1998 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1998-KANSAS/822/ Pittsburg's Treasures Visit Pittsburg in December. Enjoy afternoon tea at the remarkably restored Hotel Stillwell and stay to see the city's spectacular holiday light display. By Marti Attoun, photos by Michael Snell The Christmas Lights of Southeast Kansas Pittsburg's annual Winterfest of Lights adds its own special brightness to the holiday season. By Jeanette Steinert Realizing Vision The Fashion Museum and the Kansas Sports Hall of fame are the two newest museums in Abilene. By Cecilia Harris, photos by Bill Stephens Hunting the Beaver Creek Valley Hunters find action, good food, and the comforts of home at Beaver Creek Outfitters, a new hunting service near Atwood. By David and Jeri Clouston, photos by David Clouston Still Rolling After All These Years The Historic Smoky Valley Roller Mill, the centerpeiceof Lindsborg's Old Mill Museum and Heritage Square, celebrates the centennial in 1998. Atchison's Fabulous Nell Hill's Mary Carol Garrity's unique gift and home furnishings store lures tens of thousands of visitors to Atchison each year. By Kim Newton Gronniger, photos by Nathan Ham The Kansas Deerscape White-tailed deer, an important component in the Kansas landscape, can be found in every county of the state. By Randall Winter Herington's Railing Wall A new mural in downtown Herington provides the town with a focal point and a tribute to it's railroad heritage. By Jeanette Steinert, photos by Roy Steinert History By Candlelight Spend an evening touring historic Fort Scott by candlelight and create a holiday tradition the entire family will enjoy. By Jackie Ryan A Night Out in Pretty Prairie Enjoy classic feature films as they were meant to be seen--on the big screen at the Pretty Prairie Civic Theatre. By Myles Schrag, photos by Brett Bohannon Volume 53, Issue 4 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover:White Tailed deer at Hillsdale Park by david Dvorak, Jr. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1998-KANSAS/822/ Spring 1999 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1999-KANSAS/821/ A Work of Art Kansas State University's Mairianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is a work of art itself. By Judith Galas A Community Passion The Great Plains Passion Play is performed on a grnd scale each May in Stafford County. By Jeanette Steinert Born on the Wind Visitors are always welcome at harry Rose Jr.'s Girard windmill workshop. By Nancy Holman Springing Up The Kansas Flint Hills shelter hundreds of scenic natural springs. By Rex Buchanan, Robert Sawin and Wayne Lebsack Celebrating Springs Chingawassa Days offers a sip of history and a cure for the blahs. By Marti Attoun, Photos by Del Ruff The Pleasures of the Prairie WaKeeney's Thistle Hill Bed and Breakfast introduces guests to sights and sounds of the prairie. By Sherry Spitsnaugle In the Footsteps of Coronado Travel the path of early Spanish explorers through Kansas and discover the richness they found. By Ray Murray, photos by Michael Snell Wearing of the Green Rush Center is a sea of green in mid-march as families and friends gather to observe St. Patrick's Day. By Kathie Riedl Lecompton's Constitution Hall The unique story of Kansas' territorial history is told in extensive exhibits at the Constitution Hall State Historic site. By Sally M. Snell, Photos by Michael C. Snell Smolan's Hickory Tree Restaurant Great barbecue and school-days nostalgia are served up in the old Smolan High School. By Cecilia Harris, Photos by Michael C. Snell Favorite Recipe Killer Salad-New City Cafe, Topeka Volume 54, Issue 1 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: View from King's Creek Nature Trail, Konza Prairie by James Nedresky Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1999-KANSAS/821/ Summer 1999 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1999-KANSAS/820/ The Good Life Lives A 1950's ranch house is the centerpiece in the Johnson County Museum of History's focus on the history of suburbia. By Marti Attoun, Photos by Gerard Attoun Fossil Paradise The chalk beds of Western Kansas add interest to the landscape and harbour some of the best Cretaceous fossils in the world. By Rex Buchanan It's a Stampede! Top names in country music draw huge crowds at Manhattan's annual weekend music festival. By Sally M. Snell What a Pow Wow! Head to winfield in mid-June for a colorful cultural adventure. By Sally D. Wilcox A Time to Remember Lawrnece commemorates it early history with its Annual Civil War Days event and year-round attractions. By Janet Majure, Photos by Craig Thompson Echoes of the Trail Old West history buffs and cowboy poetry fans gather in Ft. Scott each June. By Marti Attoun, Photos by Gerard Attoun A Taste of the Old Country Newton's Breadbasket restaurant features authentic Mennonite cuisine. By Cecilia Harris, Photos by Del Ruff The John Brown Jamboree Osawatomie pays tribute to its unique place in Kansas history. By Sherry Polcyn Riding the Cannonball Jump on the 66-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 54 between kingman and Greensburg for a look at some unusual Kansas attractions. By Suzanne Hanson Vintage Rails Absorb history and recall memories with a ride on Dodge City's excursion railroad. By Jeanette Steinert, Photos by Roy Steinert Favorite Recipe Summer Garden Casserole-Prairie Oak farms, Lewis Volume 54, Issue 2 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Monument Rocks in gove County by Michael C. Snell Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1999-KANSAS/820/ Fall 1999 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1999-KANSAS/819/ The Bridges of Cowley County Fifteen historic bridges are the highlight of an annual fall tour in Cowley County. By Jeanette Steinert, Photos by Roy Steinert Fall on the Prairie Prairie expert David Dvorak Jr. explores the wonders of fall-blooming prairie grasses and wildflowers. Focusing on Fossils Life-size, robotic dinosaurs and the famous "fish-within-a-fish" fossil are part of the spectacular, new Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays. By Ron Welch Canoeing the Kaw Delightful canoeing opportunities are available on the state's namesake river. By Mike Calwell A Beauty of a Barn Mullinville's Fromme-Birney Round Barn is an architectural and historical gem. By Sally M. Snell, photos by Michael Snell A Fall Classic Baldwin City's annual Maple Leaf festival celebrates the splendor of the turning leaf. By Sally M. Snell, photos by Michael Snell A Palace of Spendor Hutchinson's Historic fox Theatre is now open after a massive restoration effort. By Ron Welch, photos by Del Ruff Pome on the Range Sweet, juicy apples and perfect pumpkins are available at Mike and Donnie Gerhardt's orchard in Franklin County. By LeAnn Stephens, photos by Bill Stephens Hiawatha's Halloween Frolic The "City of Beautiful Maples" hosts one of the oldest Halloween celebrations in the country. By Sally M. Snell, photos by Michael Snell A Blessing to All Humboldt's unique fiesta based on the Bible brings inspiration to thousands each October. By Jackie Ryan Favorite Recipe Bakery Rye Bread-New Theatre Restaurant Volume 54, Issue 3 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Pottawatomie County by David Dvorak Jr. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1999-KANSAS/819/ Winter 1999 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1999-KANSAS/818/ Flying High in Wichita The Kansas Aviation Museum chronicles the evolution of flight in Kansas. By Fred Solis Trail of Lights An elaborate citywide display creates holiday magic in Great Bend. By Sally M. Snell, Photos by Michael Snell Linking with Lincoln Lincoln celebrates its ties to the 16th president with an annual Re-enactment Day. By Jeanette Steinert, photos by Roy Steinert The Circle S Mary Stevenson's luxurious guest ranch north of Lawrence is a treasure in the Kansas Hills. By Mary R. Gage, photos by Marie Marr Wings Over the Prairie Birding expert Pete Janzen explores bird-watching oppportunities in Kansas. By Pete Janzen Pie, Pie...American Pie Pies just like grandma made are the specialty for Washington-based Marcon Pies. By Ann Parr, photos by Dale Cole Reviving Railroad History Train buffs in southeast Kansas are bringing the state's rich railroad legacy to life. By Andy Taylor Whitewater's Ground Hog Feed Big appetites are welcome as this Butler County community looks forward to Spring. By Kenna Bruce Pierce, photos by Connie Van Zandt Favorite Recipe Piccadilly Stuffed Chicken Breast from The Piccadilly Market, Wichita Volume 54, Issue 4 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Hodgen House Museum complex in Ellsworth County by Terry Rogers. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1999-KANSAS/818/ Spring 2000 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-2000-KANSAS/817/ A Gardener's Paradise Arnold's Greenhouse in LeRoy offers one the largest covered plant-shopping area in America. By Marti Attoun Anchor of the Smoky Hill Route Monuments in a cemetary are all that remain of Fort Wallace-Once a major military presence on the plains. By L.R. Pyle Preserving Our Natural Heritage The Nature Conservancy is working to protect rare and fargile natural areas in Kansas. By Sally M. Snell Talk to the Animals Visitors can get up-close and personal with endangered, injured, and orphaned animals at the Safari Zoological Park in Caney. By Jackie Ryan The Kansas Firefighters Museum Retired fireman B.K. Owens realizes a dream witht he opening of a new museum in Wichita. By Fred Solis Focusing on Films Films made by budding Kansas film makers are int he spotlight at the annual KAN Film Festival in Lawrence. By Keith Russell On Stage in Abilene Hard work and community support have made a professional theater company a reality in Abilene. By Judith Galas A Champion for Rural Kansas Inman native Marci Penner has dedicated her life to discovering and promoting Kansas' hidden treasures. By Ron Welch Under the Wire LaCrosse celebrates 30 years as the "Barbed wire capital of the World" and also pays tribute to another fencing medium-post rock. By Keith Riedl Favorite Recipes Genny's Rhubarb Coffee Cake from Genny's Country Cupboard in Abilene. Volume 55, Issue 1 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover:Spring at the Old Dutch Mill in Wamego by Michael Snell Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-2000-KANSAS/817/ Summer 2000 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-2000-KANSAS/816/ It's Fiesta Time! Colorful cultural festivals all across Kansas celebrate the values and traditions of Hispanic heritage. By Katherine Dinsdale There's Magic in the Air Exploration Place-Wichita's long-awaited state-of-the-art creative learning center-opens to rave reviews. Photos by Fred Solis The Real Thing Ready for a real-life adventure? Hop on a covered wagon and head out into the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas. By Sally M. Snell, photos by Michael C. Snell Splendor in the Grasses Hesston's Dyck Arboretum of the Plains treats visitors to a native prairie experience. By Kenna Bruce Pierce, photos by Connie Van Zandt Still Soaring The Combat Air Museum-Topeka's tribute to military aircraft-celebrates its first 25 years. By Ron Welch, photos by Nathan Ham Chicken Annie's and Chicken Mary's Crawford County's famous fried chicken rivalry has had folks clucking for the past 50 years. By Cecilia Harris Atchison's Friendship Forest The 24-year-old International Forest of Friendshio honors aviation pioneers from around the globe. By Sally M. Snell, photos by Michael Snell A Farm Blossoms From cornfield mazes to rows of beautiful flowers, John and Karen Pendleton of rural Lawrence have found a way to keep themselves "down on the farm." By Joan Banks Scoring with Dreams and Desire Tha annual Kansas wheat Bowl brings the excitement of college football to Ellinwood. By Jeri Clouston, photos by David E. Clouston The Gathering of the Orange A Washington County museum displays the world's largest colelction of antique Allis-Chalmers tractors. By Deb Hadachek Favorite Recipes Twice Baked Potatoes from Tevis Restaurant in Topeka Volume 55, Issue 2 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Horses grazing near Liberal by Maurice D. Norton   Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-2000-KANSAS/816/ Fall 2000 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-2000-KANSAS/815/ Paradise Found Rare and endangered animals live safely at Salina's new Rolling Hills Refuge Wildlife Conservation Center. By Jeri Clouston, photos by David Clouston Tuning Into the Prairie Well-known television journalist Bill Kurtis broadcasts the beauty of his home state. By Marti Attoun Where Freedom Rings A wheat-straw replica of America's Liberty Bell is the star attraction at Goessel's Mennonite Heritage Museum. By Ardie S. Goering, photos by Brian Stucky A Haven for Hunters Hunters are finding Ravenwood Lodge Sporting Clays and Hunting Resort, near Topeka, has it all. By Mary Ann Clift, photos by David Dvorak, Jr. Outperforming All the Rest The University of Kansas in Lawrence is home to one of the finest organ performance facilities in the world. By Catherine S. Evans Floating on Air Colorful hot air balloons keep Columbus flying high duting its annual Columbus Day Festival. By Jeanette Steinert, photos by Roy Steinert A Toast to Kansas Wine Wineries across the state add flavor to the Kansas vacation. By Judy Gigstad Kansas' Southwest Sanctuary Garden City's Lee Richardson Zoo is one of Kansas' top public attractions. By Mitchell J. Near, photos by Michael C. Snell The Steak Place Juicy Certified Angus Beef steaks and fresh-brewed beer keep customers coming back for more at the Little Apple Brewing Company in Mahattan. By Jeri Clouston, photos by David E. Clouston Kansas From the Air Award-winning photographer Steve Mulligan takes to the sky to capture breathtaking images of the Kansas prairie and plains. Favorite Recipes Tip Tops from NuWay Cafe in Wichita Volume 55, Issue 3 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Fall in the Gypsum Hills by Michael C. Snell Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-2000-KANSAS/815/ Winter 2000 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-2000-KANSAS/814/ The Twelve Villages of Christmas Washington County pulls together for an old-fashioned holiday celebration. By Ann Parr, photos by Dale Cole Lost Your Marbles? Come find them and a whole lot more -at Moon Marble in Bonner Springs By Cindy Higgins An American Original Great Bend celebrates its connection with eraly African-American film maker Oscar Micheaux. By Marti Attoun, photos by Gerard Attoun Passport to Adventure Chanute's Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum tells the dramatic story of Kansas' pioneering adventures. By Marti Attoun Rock Haven Revival Get the "queen for a day" treatment at Dereama Allenbaugh's luxurious day spa, housed in a century-old limestone barn near Hays. By Tonja Valin, photos by Mitch Weber Somewhere Out There The Cimmarron National grassland is a huge expanse of space rich in human and natural history. By Rex Buchanan Wichita's Tiny Trees A minature Christmas tree exhibit ushers in the holiday season at the Wichita-Sedgewick County Historical Museum. By Kenna Bruner Pierce, photos by Connie Van Zandt Russell's Reward Located just off Interstate 70 exit 184 near Russell, Fossil Station Restaurant offers relaxing respite for Kansas Travelers. By Mary Ann Clift, photos by Michael C. Snell Miniature Madness An intricate model railroad display in McPherson delights rail fans from far and wide. By Mary Ann Clift The Music Plays On Built in 1964, the Bowlus Fine Arts Center brings world-class entertainment to Iola. By Jackie Ryan Favorite Recipes Brookville Hotel's Old-fashioned Sweet-Sour Cole Slaw Volume 55, Issue 4 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Winter at Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area by David Dvorak, Jr. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-2000-KANSAS/814/