Nature & Outdoors

Nature & Outdoors

Floating Down the Kaw

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Photography by Michael Pearce State programs, nonprofit groups and outdoor equipment suppliers have made it easy to explore and enjoy a treasured waterway Growing up in the early 1980s, Dawn Buehler…

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)…

Nature & Outdoors

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…

Nature & Outdoors

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…

Nature & Outdoors

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…

Nature & Outdoors

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…

History & Heritage

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…

Nature & Outdoors

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.

Nature & Outdoors

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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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…

Photography

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…

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…