Sports & Outdoors

In the stands or on the field, Kansas has experiences that will get your heart pounding. Kansas is home to some of the nation’s most iconic collegiate sports stadiums. Gearheads flock to Kansas for our rich racing tradition. When you’re looking to unwind, Kansas offers a great respite for golfers, hunters, and anglers

Kansas is also about outdoor opportunities - they are as varied as the Kansas landscape. Kansas State Parks include more than 32,000 acres of land, 500 miles of trails, 10,000 campsites, and access to more than 130,000 surface acres of water. Explore the diverse beauty of the Sunflower State's many hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. You don't need to hit the coast for thrilling aquatic adventures - Kansas lakes and rivers can provide hours of fun. And, for golf and disc golfing enthusiasts, Kansas offers plenty of great courses for you to test your skills on!

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Story & photography by KANSAS! Magazine Staff This story was originally featured in our November/December issue of 1962 It was billed as an exhibition match between two of the world's best golfers…

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