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!



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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8 Wonders Map

You can find the free 8 Wonders of Kansas map at the following locations in Kansas.


The map can also be found in the flip out part of the guidebook's front cover.  To order a guidebook, CLICK HERE or go to the following page to find retail stores that carry the book.


Arlington - Carolyn’s Essenhaus Cafe *


Atchison -  Atchison Chamber/CVB *


Athol - Home on the Range Cabin

Belle Plaine - Kansas Travel Info Center


Chanute - Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce *


Dodge City - Dodge City CVB * & Kansas Heritage Center *

Emporia - Emporia CVB


Fort Scott - Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce *


Goessel - Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum *

Goodland - Kansas Travel Info Center 


Great Bend - Cheyenne Bottoms Education Center 


Great Bend - Great Bend CVB *


Greensburg - Big Well Museum *


Humboldt - City office *


Hutchinson - Greater Hutchinson CVB


Hutchinson - Strataca - Kansas Underground Salt Museum *

Inman - Kansas Sampler Center


Kansas Bed & Breakfast Association - various B & B's throughout the state *


Larned - Larned Chamber/ CVB *


Leavenworth - Leavenworth CVB *


Liberal - Liberal CVB *

Lindsborg - Lindsborg CVB *


Lucas - Lucas Chamber *


Manhattan - Manhattan CVB


Marion - Marion Co. Economic Development, Courthouse

Minneapolis - Ottawa Co. Historical Museum *


Oakley - Buffalo Bill Cultural Center *

Osawatomie - John Brown Museum


Ottawa - Franklin County CVB 


Plains - City Hall & various downtown businesses *


Russell - Russell County ED/CVB


Salina - Cozy Burger *


Seneca - Cornerstone Coffee Haus


Topeka - Visit Topeka (CVB) *


West Mineral - Big Brutus


Wichita - Ulrich Museum of Art *


(CVB = Convention & Visitors Bureau; * = 2014 map advertiser)