8 Wonders of Kansas

The Kansas Sampler Foundation has identified architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history, and people as something that every town has or has a story to tell about and everything in a town fits into one of these categories. For more detail check out the 8 Wonders of Kansas page.

The Original 8 Wonders of Kansas:

The Big Well Museum & Visitor Information Center

(620) 723-4102 315 S Sycamore, Greensburg Map it
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The Big Well is the world's largest hand dug well and is a marvel of pioneer engineering that was completed in 1888 as the... Learn more

Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area

(620) 793-3066 204 NE 60 Road, Great Bend Map it

As a stopping point on the central flyway for millions of birds, this Kansas wetland is a bird lover's paradise. It is the... Learn more


(620) 662-2305 1100 N Plum St, Hutchinson Map it
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The Cosmosphere is an International SciEd Center & Space Museum in Hutchinson, KS. Its collection includes U.S. space... Learn more

Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home

(785) 263-6700 200 SE Fourth Street, Abilene Map it
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Do you still like Ike? Not sure who Ike is? Either way, it’s time for you to plan a trip to the Eisenhower Presidential... Learn more

Monument Rocks National Landmark

(785) 671-4839 Gove 16, Oakley Map it
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One of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. Cretaceous chalk formations, Chalk Rock Towers, Butterfield Trail marker. No services... Learn more

St. Fidelis Church

900 Cathedral Ave, Victoria Map it
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St. Fidelis Church in Victoria, also known as the “Cathedral of the Plains”, was built in 1908-1911 of native limestone. This... Learn more


(620) 662-1425 3650 E. Avenue G, Hutchinson Map it
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Strataca/The Kansas Underground Salt Museum is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. Located 650 feet beneath the earth's... Learn more

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

(620) 273-8494 2480 B Kansas Hwy 177, Strong City Map it
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Nearly 11,000 acres of wide open space, beautiful vistas, seasonal wildflowers, wildlife, bison herd, and plenty of... Learn more