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Showcase counties for 2020 Big K...

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Big Kansas Road Trip to Showcase...

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Kansas Explorer Club

Kansas Explorer Club

Members of the Kansas Explorer Club receive 5-6 print newsletters a year full of things to see and do that are off the beaten path.

We Kan!

We Kan!

The Big Rural Brainstorm will be held March 7 in Newton in 2016.

Rural Culture Elements

Rural Culture Elements

The 8 rural culture elements are: architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people! They help you see a place with new eyes.

8 Wonders

8 Wonders

Have you seen the 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook? Let it guide you to all 216 Wonders!



Marci and WenDee, of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, are going to every (626) incorporated city in Kansas to research for the second edition of the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers.

Big Kansas Road Trip

Big Kansas Road Trip

The showcase counties are Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace. The event will be held over four days, May 2-5, 2019.

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Tourism Alliances in Kansas

      Amazing 100 Miles

The Amazing 100 Miles area covers 4,000 square miles along I-70 between Salina and Hays and 20 miles on either side. The purpose is to promote this area as a highly educational and enjoyable experience.

Contact: 785.658.2602
Email: info@amazing100miles.com

Website: www.amazing100miles.com

        Flint Hills Tourism Coalition

The Flint Hills Tourism Coalition is an alliance of tourism marketing agencies from the 22 Flint Hills counties along with Flint Hills Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), and the Kansas Division of Tourism.


Contact: Tracy Henry
Email: info@wabaunsee.com
PO Box 5
Alma, KS 66401

Phone: 785.765.4655
Toll Free: 
Cell: 785.
Website:  www.kansasflinthills.travel/

        I-35 Alliance

A coalition of tourism marketing partners seeks to work cooperatively to promote tourism along the I-35 corridor in Kansas. Members include Kansas City, Lenexa, Overland Park, Shawnee, Olathe, Ottawa, Emporia, Wichita. Membership is open to anyone within five miles of I-35.

Contact: Karen Crane, Merriam Visitors Bureau, 913/403-8999
Email: karenc@exploremerriam.com

Website: www.traveli-35.com

        I-70 Association

The purpose is to achieve an economic benefit to communities along I-70 from travelers on I-70. Membership is open to communities along the I-70 corridor.


        Kansas Barn Alliance

The mission is to document, preserve and utilize Kansas barns.

Website: www.kansasbarnalliance.org


        Kansas Bed-and-Breakfast Association

Contact 888.572.2632
Email: info@kbba.com
Website: www.kbba.com

        Kansas Cattle Towns

This alliance is designed to promote tourism in Kansas Historic Cattle Towns and to bring together the Kansas industry members promoting the cowboy experience in order to strengthen their ability to encourage marketing partnerships with corporate industries. Members are the major cattle shipping towns during the Texas Longhorn drives to Kansas from 1867-1885: Abilene, Newton, Ellsworth, Wichita, Caldwell, Dodge City. Membership is closed to additional towns but open to individuals.

Contact: Dennis Katzenmeier, 785.472.5100, dennis@cprinting.net
Website: www.kansascattletowns.org

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

This is our state travel office.

E-mail:  travtour@travelks.com

Phone: 785.296.2009

Website:  www.travelks.com

Kansas Scenic Byways

Designed to identify and designate scenic routes in Kansas. The program is designed for local groups to work together to preserve, promote and enhance their scenic route.

Contact: Sue Stringer, 78.296.8669

Email: Sue.Stringer@TravelKS.com

Website: www.travelks.com/ksbyways/


        NEKTC - Northeast Kansas Tourism Connections, Inc.
The mission of this group is to make the NEKS Tourism Region a high quality tourist destination by facilitating and encouraging networking between the communities and assisting the communities with tourism development, marketing, educational programs, and governmental representation.

Contact: Bob Topping, President
221 Arch St
Leavenworth, KS 66048
: 913.758.1959

Email: bjtopping@sbcglobal.net

Website: not available at this time


        NCKTR - North Central Kansas Tourism Region

Contact: Gloria Moore, ecdevo@bluevalley.net
Website: www.northcentralkansas.com

        NWKTC - Northwest Kansas Travel Council

Contact: Donna Price, 785.890.3515, cvb@goodlandnet.com
Website: www.northwestkansas.org


        SEKTR - Southeast Kansas Tourism Region

        SCKTR - South Central Kansas Tourism Region
The SCKTR is committed to promoting travel to and within our 22-county region of Kansas in south-central Kansas. We offer a large variety of diverse attractions and landscapes for the traveler and visitor.

Contact: Melody Spruney,

        SVHA - Solomon Valley-Highway 24 Heritage Alliance

The alliance is organized to interpret, preserve, and promote the heritage of the Solomon Valley/Highway 24 corridor from Hoxie to Glasco. It seeks to encourage community development, awareness of the historical legacy associated with the valley, and heritage tourism. The alliance is made up of the 20 or so communities along the Solomon Valley/Highway 24 corridor between Glasco and Hoxie.

Contact: Joan Nothern, 785.568.0120

        TIAK (Travel Industry Association of Kansas)

The goals of this organization are to 1) influence government decisions that affect the travel industry; 2) develop programs which communicate the cultural, social, and economic impact of the travel industry on Kansas communities and the state; and 3) provide a forum for interaction among all sector of the travel industry.

Website: www.tiak.org

36 Highway Association
Contact: Criquet Cole, 205 'F' Street, Ste. 10, P.O. Box 10, Phillipsburg, KS  67661
Phone: 785.540.4248

        WWC - Wild West Country
(Southwest Kansas Tourism Region)
The group works to promote the attractions and natural resources for tourism and travel within the 22 counties represented in the southwest part of the state.

Contact: Sally Fuller, tourism@cityofliberal.org

Website: www.wildwestcountry.com