Travel

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…

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Photography: The Bricks in Hays, Kansas Planeview, Wichita Planeview was among several communities hastily built across the United States during World War II as temporary housing for some 20,000…

Reasons to Love Kansas

Eyewitness Tales: The Chilly Charm of the Sallie House

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A first-hand account of a couple's night spent alone in Atchison's infamous Sallie House Photography by BriJoRae’ Pusch-Zuniga My wife, Tanya, and I prepared for our overnight stay at the Sallie…

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A first-hand account of a night spent in the McInteer Villa, one of Atchison's most haunted homes Photography by BriJoRae’ Pusch-Zuniga In the midst of a pandemic, KANSAS! magazine called, wanting…

Reasons to Love Kansas

Haunted Atchison

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The historic riverfront town in eastern Kansas is known for spooky homes, ghostly legends and things that go bump in the night Story by Beccy Tanner with Lisa Waterman Gray & Photography by BriJoRae…

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Travel back 100 years to the era of hand-built limestone bridges of Cowley County, standing as monuments to a Kansas architect and his stoneworkers Photography by Bill Stephens It’s a beautiful…

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

Being Native. Being Kansan.

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The following sections are from a longer feature "Being Native. Being Kansan." first published in 2016 Five native nations connected to Kansas By Suzanne Heck Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri The…

History & Heritage

A Fort along the Santa Fe Trail

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A new permanent exhibition highlights the role and the legacy of a military outpost on the Santa Fe Trail Fort Larned National Historic Site sits amid fields and along a meandering line of trees…

History & Heritage

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House

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Recognized as one of America’s most gifted 20th-century architects, Frank Lloyd Wright built more than 500 homes, museums, places of worship and office buildings, eight of them included on UNESCO’s…

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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…