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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.

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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Where to find the Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers

The following stores, gift shops and travel centers have ordered the Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers and should have them on their shelves by the end of the week of May 8.  To order online, click here.
Arkansas City: Graves Drug, 212 S. Summit, 620.442.2300.

Arlington: Carolyn's Essenhaus, 104 Main, 620.538.4711.

Atchison: Visitor Information Center, 200 S. 10th, 800.234.1854.

Sunflower Mercantile, 15 N. Center, 785.747.8757.
Belle Plaine: Kansas Travel Information Center, 770 N. I-35, 620.326.5123.
Bennington: The Linger Longer, 119 N. Nelson, 855.378.7632.
Burlington: Old 75 Artists Gallery, 106 N. 3rd, 620.364.3051.
Colby: Prairie Museum of Art and History,1905 S. Franklin, 785.460.4590.
Concordia: Travel Information Center, 130 E. 6th, 785.243.4303.
Cottonwood Falls:

Council Grove: Trail Days Cafe, 803 W. Main, 620.767.7986.
Dodge City:
Emporia: Ellen Plumb's City Bookstore, 1101 Commercial, 620.208.2665.

Fairway: Rainy Day Books, 2706 W. 53rd, 913.384.3126.
Fort Scott:  Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Center, 231 E. Wall, 620.223.3566.
Garden City:

Great Bend:
Greensburg: Big Well Museum, 315 S. Sycamore, 620.723.4102.
Hays: Sternberg Museum, 3000 Sternberg, 785.628.5569.
Hesston: Dyck Arboretum, 177 W. Hickory, 620.327.8127.
  • Inman Harvest Cafe, 112 S. Main, 620.585.6925.
  • Neufeldt Variety, 114 S. Main, 620.585.2293.
LaCrosse: Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, 120 W. 1st Street, 785.222.9900.

Liberal: Liberal CVB, 1 Yellow Brick Rd., 620.626.0170.
Lincoln: Lincoln Antiquarian Foundation, 161 E. Lincoln, 785.524.5383.

Marysville: Chamber of Commerce,101 N. 10th, 785.562.3101.
Matfield Green: Pioneer Bluffs, 695 K-177, 620.753.3484.
Minneapolis: Ottawa County Historical Society, 110 S. Concord, 785.392.3621.
Moundridge: Happy Hollow Gift Shop, 420 N. Wedel Ave., 620.345.3135.
North Newton: Kauffman Museum, 2801 N. Main, 316.283.1612.
Osawatomie: John Brown Museum, 1000 Main St., 913.755.4384. 

Salina: Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron, 785.309.5775.

Wichita: Watermark Books, 4701 E. Douglas, 316.682.1181.
Wilson: Kansas Originals, 233 Hwy. 232, 785.658.2602.