Celebrating the Sunflower State

OUR CURRENT ISSUE | November 2022 - January 2023

The holiday season is here, and we've put together a Kansas gift guide. In this issue, we focus on shopping local and supporting Kansas makers and artisans. With hit Western shows, like Yellowstone, the popularity for cowboy wear is on the rise. In this issue we talk with two creators, making authentic one-of-a-kind Western wear using traditional methods.



Food & Drink

Kansas Cider Makers

Photography by Aaron Patton Kansas farms and cider masters perfect the taste of a traditional drink Kenneth and Denise Gardner developed a…


Behind the Lens with Nick Krug

A conversation with KANSAS! photographers about their lives in photography Originally raised in St. Charles, Missouri, Nick Krug initially…

Reasons to Love Kansas

Dwayne's Prints On

A world-famous photo lab in Kansas continues to thrive under a new generation Photography by Bill Stephens Derek and Josh Carter remember…

Nature & Outdoors

Floating Down the Kaw

Photography by Michael Pearce State programs, nonprofit groups and outdoor equipment suppliers have made it easy to explore and enjoy a…

Food & Drink

Rolled Ice Cream

Photography by David Mayes Shops across the state bring a sweet approach to an old summer favorite A treat to the eyes and palate, the…

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…


10 Activities to Experience at Kansas' State Parks

Apr 15, 2016

10 Activities to Enjoy at a Kansas State Park Kansas' 26 state parks are natural gems, and each… Read More

11 Epic Murals to Explore

Jul 22, 2021

Of all the two-dimensional art forms, perhaps none is as epic or accessible as the mural Mural… Read More

Kansas Women Trailblazers: Amelia Earhart

Mar 23, 2021

Regaled as the “Queen of the Air” during her lifetime and celebrated to this day as… Read More

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