KANSAS! Magazine

The premier lifestyle publication of the Sunflower State, we celebrate our state's people, places and wide-open spaces since 1945. 


In this issue, we go in search of our state's legends and lore - sending two of our writers to spend the night at Atchison's most haunted locations. Plus, learn how early Kansas inventors and aviators put the fear into unsuspecting farmers and locals. In the cover story, we talk with five communities that celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, a popular Mexican holiday that celebrates loved ones no longer here. 

Straight from the Magazine

History & Heritage

The Game of Kings (and cowboys)

A Flint Hills ranch keeps a rougher version of polo alive Photography by Jason Dailey\ Polo is one of the world’s oldest sports…

Reasons to Love Kansas

A Herd, Once More

The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas works to care for and grow its herd of bison as a practical and symbolic bridge between its past and future…

Arts & Entertainment

Working from a Past Heading to a Future

Ric Dunwoody and Mona Cliff talk contemporary Native art and the futures they envision Photography by Jason Dailey (Mona Cliff) and Aaron…

Reasons to Love Kansas

Forging Our Best Neighborhoods

Photography by Fally Afani, mural in Lecompton Gaston Bachelard’s landmark and influential book The Poetics of Space is a…

Reasons to Love Kansas

Beautiful Days in Our Neighborhoods

We explore and celebrate different neighborhoods across the state Illustration by Abra Shirley When people talk about neighborhoods, they…

Reasons to Love Kansas

Haunted Atchison

The historic riverfront town in eastern Kansas is known for spooky homes, ghostly legends and things that go bump in the night Story by…

History & Heritage

Airship Alert!

In the late 1800s, Kansans were inventing early aircraft, and mysterious ships were (reportedly) navigating the skies Illustrations by Lana…

Kansas Shoots

Taste of Kansas Recipes


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