Reasons We Love Kansas

Each season we countdown the reasons to love Kansas.

History & Heritage

Editor's Note: In Search of Elizabeth Polly

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“Have you heard the story about...,” is usually how it all begins. A remarkable (often unbelievable) tale that’s passed down through the generations, told around the glow of a crackling campfire to…

History & Heritage

High School in the Heartland

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Topeka High School Colors: Black & Gold | Mascot: Trojans This year marks Topeka High School’s 150th anniversary and the 90th anniversary of its famous gothic-style structure, which is on the…

Arts & Entertainment

11 Epic Murals to Explore

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Of all the two-dimensional art forms, perhaps none is as epic or accessible as the mural. Mural artists and experts Lora Jost and Dave Lowenstein, authors of Kansas Murals: A Traveler’s Guide…

We are Kansas

Kansas Women Trailblazers: Erin Brockovich

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In a 2013 speech to the San Gabriel Water Valley Forum, Erin Brockovich said that while growing up in the Sunflower State, her mother and father taught her “the greatest gifts we have are our family…

Reasons to Love Kansas

Emmett's Place

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The third-generation owners of Louisburg Cider Mill continue to harvest and expand on their founder’s dream. (Recipes featured with this article: Apple Cider Marinade & Apple Butter Bread) More than…

Arts & Entertainment

Beauty in Paper, Blooms and Glass

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Wayasashi Studio From her home studio in Wichita, Tomiyo Tajiri creates stunning kimonos, origami art and accessories. Tajiri began studying her craft while growing up on Okinoerabujima, a small…

Kansas! Magazine


Discover the wonders awaiting you in the heartland! Each issue of KANSAS! is individually curated by our dedicated editors to take you on a…


Every issue of KANSAS! tells a story through inspiring words and vibrant photography that captures the beauty and essence of our…

KANSAS! Magazine

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