Reasons We Love Kansas

History & Heritage

Honoring Gordon Parks

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New display signs inform about and celebrate the Fort Scott locations where the famous artist filmed his masterpiece In 1969, Kansas native Gordon Parks became the first Black American to release a…

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Photography by Justin Lister Vintage arcades usher in the return of games with not much computing power, but plenty of nostalgia What will it be: controlling your starfighter to prevent evil…

Travel

Ride Into The Garage

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Photography by Nick Krug Salina’s new car museum represents the latest in a growing network of specialized vintage and customized auto showcases around the state On one of the walls of The Garage…

Nature & Outdoors

Urban Ice Skating

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Big-city ice rinks draw in the skaters during the winter season For over two decades, the Kansas City Ice Center and Pavilion in Shawnee has been a destination ice rink for skaters of all skill…

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NORSEMEN BREWING COMPANY Topeka Founded in 2016, this brewery serves Norse-inspired entrees and salads alongside freshly brewed craft beer. Typically on tap year-round are Odin’s One EyePA, Shield…

Reasons to Love Kansas

Dwayne's Prints On

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A world-famous photo lab in Kansas continues to thrive under a new generation Photography by Bill Stephens Derek and Josh Carter remember December 20, 2010, the day their grandfather gained…

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…

History & Heritage

The Game of Kings (and cowboys)

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A Flint Hills ranch keeps a rougher version of polo alive Photography by Jason Dailey\ Polo is one of the world’s oldest sports, believed to originate in the 6th century BCE among the nomadic tribes…

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)…

Reasons to Love Kansas

Forging Our Best Neighborhoods

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Photography by Fally Afani, mural in Lecompton Gaston Bachelard’s landmark and influential book The Poetics of Space is a philosophical exploration of how our physical surroundings can captivate and…

Latest Articles

History & Heritage

Honoring Gordon Parks

New display signs inform about and celebrate the Fort Scott locations where the famous artist filmed his masterpiece In 1969, Kansas native…

History & Heritage

Birthplace of “Home on the Range”

Story by Ron Johnson, this article was featured in the fall issue of 1982 (Editor's note: This article has been lightly edited) A small…

Food & Drink

Seven Kansas Cheesemakers to Sample

Photography by Dave Leiker Cheesemakers across the state are putting Kansas on the map with their locally-made artisanal varieties Alma…

Food & Drink

Land Yourself at Fly Boy Brewery

Photography by Justin Lister A restaurant in the middle of our state taps local suppliers, a skilled chef, and great beer to draw in…

Travel

Ride Into The Garage

Photography by Nick Krug Salina’s new car museum represents the latest in a growing network of specialized vintage and customized…

Food & Drink

Farm to Table, Again

Photography by Michael Snell and Doug Stremel The latest eating trend isn't a trend at all, but a traditional way of dining - and…

Arts & Entertainment

Historic Opera Houses of Kansas

Raised across the state as edifices of high culture (at least in name), opera houses are now being restored and revisited for community…