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Kansas Sampler

2017 We Kan! Award Winners Annou...

The 25th annual We Kan! awards were announced May 6, 2017 at the Kansas Sampler...

Public invited to Big Kansas Roa...

On May 6 at the final Kansas Sampler Festival, the Kansas Sampler Foundation an...

Kansas Guidebook 2 shares 4,500 ...

Co-authors Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe spent four years traveling to every one...

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.

Kansas Sampler Festival

Kansas Sampler Festival

The 2016 Kansas Sampler Festival will be held on May 7-8 in Winfield at Island Park.

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!

ERV

ERV

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.

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Stories in the Media about The Kansas Guidebook for explorers

Guidebook is love letter to Kansas
By Denise Neil
Originally published in The Wichita Eagle, November 24, 2005.
Almost every day for two years, Marci Penner would wake up and decide which direction to drive. She'd head...

Marci Knows Kansas(This link opens a new window.)
By Cheryl Unruh
Originally published in The Emporia Gazette, Nov. 22, 2005 and then on the Flyover People website.
Winona, Clyde, Otis. Mankato, Milford, Minneola. Name any one of the 627 incorporated towns in this state and Marci Penner could respond,...

Kansas guide
Editorial by John D. Montgomery
Originally published in the Hays Daily News, The (KS), Nov. 10, 2005
A person might not be able to imagine that a guidebook for Kansas attractions could be an inch thick. But,...

On the road again: Guidebook aimed at state's hot spots
By Stacie R. Sandall
Originally published in the Hays Daily News, The (KS), Nov. 7, 2005
INMAN - She's traveled over 40,100 miles in two years and visited every incorporated town in the state. Marci Penner, Inman, wasn't trying to break any records...

"Author took roads less traveled"
By Phil Anderson,
Originally published in the Topeka Capital-Journal
Marci Penner, one of Kansas' leading promoters, has really done it this time,...

"Guide Samples State's Best"
By Lou Ann Thomas
Originally published in the Topeka Capital-Journal, Sept. 19, 2005.
If you enjoy exploring dirt roads, supporting small mom-and-pop grocery stores or finding the best slice of cherry pie...

"New Kansas Guidebook Explores 'Every Corner and Cranny'"
By Nancy D. Borst
Originally published in abridged form in Kansas Traveler, Fall 2005.
It took two years and 40,124 miles, but Marci Penner accomplished her goal in researching a new guidebook...