Nature & Outdoors

Reasons to Love Kansas

A Herd, Once More

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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 Photography by Ryan Coody (ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏰᎵ/Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)…

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Biking Kansas with Jonathan Groene

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Photography provided by Kansas Tourism Jonathan Groene is an experienced bike-packer who has biked the Continental Divide. He also savors adventures closer to his home, such as biking the width of…

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Paddling Kansas with Blair Sutton

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Photography by Kansas Tourism Blair Sutton loves all sorts of outdoor adventure, including kayaking the lakes and rivers of Kansas. It’s a sport that benefits from repeat, year-round trips along…

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Hiking Kansas with Stephen Garlow

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Photography from Kansas Tourism, at Kanopolis State Park Stephen Garlow is a lifelong outdoors person and an avid hiker. “I’ve never had any trouble finding a place to hike,” he says of the network…

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What to Know about Crappie Fishing in Kansas

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Who's ready to fish? A Kansas spring provides fishing opportunities for both new and seasoned anglers Photography Michael Pearce Kansas’ spring spawn is arguably the state’s biggest fishing event…

History & Heritage

Pueblo on the Prairie

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Kansas Tourism (This article was updated in November 2021) It’s a Southwest-style ruin where the deer, as well as the squirrels and the beavers, roam. What we know about one of the state’s most…

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Talking Kansas

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Michael King and Brad Smalley, of Wild West Podcast. Photo credit: Rachael Sebastian Kansas-themed podcasts share their deep dives into the state’s legends and attractions Wild West Podcast Michael…

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Four Great Fall Trails

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(Photo Location: Kanopolis State Park) With temperatures cooling and fall foliage colors reaching their peak, autumn is an excellent time to hike or cycle any of Kansas’ 4,000-plus miles of trails.

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Summer Fishing in Kansas

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Last year’s flooding was a nightmare for Kansas anglers, making many boat ramps and favorite fishing holes inaccessible for months. Yet that same high water created plenty of shelter and favorable…

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Summer Catfish: Catching the Most this Season

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Summer is prime time for catching channel catfish in Kansas. The whiskered fish thrive in thousands of waters, angling techniques are simple, and state wildlife officials are working to up anglers…

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Behind the Lens with Marilyn Friesen

A conversation with KANSAS! photographers about their work and the iconic images of our home state Wichita native and Wichita State graduate…

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Behind the Lens: Jason Dailey

A conversation with KANSAS! photographers about their work and the iconic images of our home state Originally a Texan, Jason Dailey was…

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Behind the Lens with Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson has been a Kanas resident for 35 years, and a professional photographer for nearly all his adult life. He worked as a…

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Behind the Lens: Emily Barnes

A conversation with Kansas! photographers about their lives in photography Emily Barnes began her photography journey at a young age as she…

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