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Four Kansas Bison Burgers Worth Stopping for

Updated in 2020 from a 2016 blog byShae Blevins Bison is a Kansas staple, and Kansas restaurants across the state are cooking up this lean red meat for signature burgers. Find a bison burger on the menu at these four restaurants -- from the simple to the extravagantly topped and from the locally-sourced to the newest recipes…

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The Underground Railroad Network To Freedom

Kansas’ role in the fight for freedom is well established. The Bleeding Kansas moniker accurately describes the era in the state’s history where pro-slavery and abolitionist activists clashed. This time in the state was a predictor of the Civil War, showing that the decision to abolish slavery…

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18 Family-Friendly Adventures

Kansas’ prime spots for family playdates include zoos, sports venues, museums and water parks. You can even travel through time, air and outer space. ANIMALS GO WILD They’re baaack! Dinosaurs roamed prehistoric Kansas, and now they’ve returned to the scene, thanks to Field Station: Dinosaurs, new in…

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10 Ways to Travel Through Time

Nothing feels very far in the past at these portals to another era. Engage all your senses as you see planes, a powwow, basketball’s founding documents and a subterranean world. 1. Trace the Fight for Rights Reflect on a milestone in the civil rights movement with a visit to a historic Topeka…

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Amazing Grains

Here in the nation’s top wheat-growing state, artisans in bakeries, breweries and distilleries skillfully transform the locally sourced amber grain (as well as other grain-based ingredients) into tasty products. BREAD Bonito Michoacan Bakery, Kansas City This crowd-pleasing Mexican bakery lines its…

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7 Best-in-Class Weekends

Whether you’re connected to campus or just passing through, you’ll find plenty of spirit in these seven cities and towns. Lawrence The University of Kansas men’s basketball team owns one of the best home records in sports, thanks to the raucous atmosphere at Allen Fieldhouse that often unnerves…

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Native Stone Scenic Byway - Taking the Long Way Home

If you're like me, when driving you choose the route that will get you to your destination the fastest. It becomes a game between you and your GPS, almost as if the estimated time of arrival you're given is more of a number to beat, and every ETA minute shaved off is a sweet victory (don't tell the…

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