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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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Where to find the Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers

Find the Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers (published May 2017) at the following stores, gift shops and travel centers. To order from the Kansas Sampler Foundation go online, click here. Our books are not sold on Amazon. We choose to have the books sold in locally owned stores to help support Kansas communities.
Alden: Prairie Flower Crafts and Quilting, 205 Pioneer St., 620.534.3551. 
Anthony: Irwin-Potter Drug, 202 W Main St., 620.842.5119.
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.

Augusta: Augusta Historical Museum, 303 State. 316.775.5655.

Barnes: Sunflower Mercantile, 15 N. Center, 785.747.8757.
Basehor: Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery18807 158th Street, 913.724.9463.

Belle Plaine: Kansas Travel Information Center, 770 N. I-35, 620.326.5123.
Belleville: The Feathered Nest, 1914 M Street, 785.527.7200.

Bennington: The Linger Longer, 119 N. Nelson, 855.378.7632.
Bentley: Pribbenow Variety Store, 111 S. Wichita Ave. 316.796.1001.
Blue Rapids: Blue Rapids Historical Museum, 36 Public Square, 785.363.7949.
Bonner Springs: Moon Marble Company, 600 E. Front St., 913.441.1432.
Buhler: Mustard Seed, 214 N. Main, 620.543.2200. 

Burlington: Old 75 Artists Gallery, 106 N. 3rd, 620.364.3051.
Chanute: Safari Museum, 111 N. Lincoln, 620.431.2730.
Cimarron: Blush Boutique, 103 S. Main, 620.855.4841.
Clay Center:
  • Patterson Pharmacy & Gift Shop, 422 Lincoln, 785.632.2525. 

Colby: Prairie Museum of Art and History,1905 S. Franklin, 785.460.4590.
Concordia: Travel Information Center, 130 E. 6th, 785.243.4303.
Conway Springs: Hired Man's Grocery & Grill, 424 N 5th, 620.456.3663.
Coolidge: Cousin Eddie's Visitor Center, Hwy 50, 620.372.2414.

Cottonwood Falls:

Council Grove:
Dighton: Lane County Historical Society, 333 N. Main, 620.397.5652.
Dodge City: 
El Dorado: Walter's Flowers & Interiors, 124 N Main St., 316.321.1740.

Ellsworth: Ellsworth Antique Mall, 210 N. Douglas, 785.472.4659.


Fairway: Rainy Day Books, 2706 W. 53rd, 913.384.3126.
Fort Riley: Fort Riley Museum, Bldg. 205, Henry Ave., 785.239.2743.
Fort Scott:  Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Center, 231 E. Wall, 620.223.3566.
Frankfort: Elsie Grace's, 123 N. Kansas, 785.292.4438.
Garden City:
Gardner: Gardner Pharmacy, 131 E. Main, 913.856.8106.

Goessel: Mennonite Heritage Museum Complex, 200 N. Poplar, 620.367.8200.

Grainfield: Harvest Market, 289 Main, 785.673.5501.
Great Bend:
Greensburg: Big Well Museum, 315 S. Sycamore, 620.723.4102.
Herington:  Herington Inn & Suites, 565 Hwy. 77, 785.258.3300.
Hesston: Dyck Arboretum, 177 W. Hickory, 620.327.8127.
Hiawatha: Brown County Historical Society, 611 Utah, 785.742.3330.
  • Batson's Drug Store,102 N. Wabash, 620.374.2265.
  • Benson's Museum, 145 S Wabash Ave., 620.374.2333. 
Hoxie: Sheridan County Historical Society, 1224 Oak, 785.675.501.  
Independence: Independence Historical Museum, 123 N. 8th, 620.331.3515.
  • Inman Harvest Cafe, 112 S. Main, 620.585.6925.
  • Neufeldt Variety, 114 S. Main, 620.585.2293.
Junction City:  Geary County Historical Museum, 530 N. Adams, 785.238.1666.
Kinsley: Stacy's Town Square, 612 Niles, 620.659.2605.

LaCrosse: Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, 120 W. 1st Street, 785.222.9900.
Larned: Santa Fe Trail Center, 1349 K-156 Highway, 620.285.2054.

Leavenworth: C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, 320 S. Esplanade, 913.682.1331.
Lecompton: Constitution Hall, 319 Elmore, 785.887.6520.
Lenexa: Kansas Sampler-Oak Park, 9750 Quivira Rd., 913.396.4240.
Leoti: Giftologists, 111 W. Broadway, 620.375.2323.

Liberal: Liberal CVB, 1 Yellow Brick Rd., 620.626.0170.
Little River: Garden of Eden Grocery Store, 275 Main St., 620.897.6224.
Louisburg: Louisburg Cider Mill, 14730 K-68, 913.837.5202.

Lucas: Grassroots Art Center, 213 S. Main, 785.525.6118.
Lyons: Coronado-Quivera Museum, 105 W. Lyon, 620.257.3941.


Mankato: Possibilities, 21 N. Commercial St., 786.378.8484.
Marienthal: The Country Oven Bakery, 124 North Highway 167 (north side of K-96), 620.214.0933.


Marquette: City Sundries Soda Fountain and Gift Shop, 104 N. Washington, 785.546.2234.

Matfield Green: Pioneer Bluffs, 695 K-177, 620.753.3484.
Meade: Meade County Historical Museum, 200 Carthage, 620.873.2359.

Medicine Lodge: Stockade Museum, 209 W Fowler Ave., 620.886.3553.
Mission: Kansas Sampler/Rally House, 6858 Johnson Dr., 913.432.3355.
Montezuma: Stauth Memorial Museum, 111 N Aztec St., 620.846.2527.

Morland: Morland Mercantile, 502 Main, 785.627.4040.

Moundridge: Happy Hollow Gift Shop, 420 N. Wedel Ave., 620.345.3135.
Mulvane: Luciano's, 216 W. Main, 316.777.0045.
Muscotah: Muscotah Mercantile, 110 E. 1st., 785.872.5000.

Ness City: Prairie Mercantile, 102 W. Main, 785.798.3337.
North Newton: Kauffman Museum, 2801 N. Main, 316.283.1612.
Norton: Chamber of Commerce, 205 S State St., 785.877.2501.

Oakley: Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, 3083 US Hwy 83, 785.671.1000.


Osawatomie: John Brown Museum, 1000 Main St., 913.755.4384. 
Osborne: Carnegie Research Library, 307 W. Main, 785.346.9437.
Overland Park:
Paola: Beethoven's #9 Restaurant, 2 W. Pankishaw, 913.294.3000.
Peabody: Flint Hills Gypsies, 111 N. Walnut, 620.947.1606.
Phillipsburg: Scott-McCoppin Books, 767 Third St., 785.543.6521.

Plainville: Pineapple Post, 111 N Jefferson St., 785.434.2769. 
Pratt: Vernon Filley Art Museum, 421 S. Jackson St., 620.933.2787.

Rock: Solid Rock Cafe, 301 S. Winfield, 620.986.5500.
Rose Hill: Rose Hill Historical Society, 106 S. Main, 316.776.2605.
Russell: D.Palma & Co. Mercantile, 604 N. Main, 785.483.2177.
Scott City: Giftologists, 401 Main, 620.872.7100.

Sedan: Red Buffalo Gift Shop, 107 E. Main, 620.725.4022.
St. Francis:
Stafford: The Gathering Place, 105 N. Main, 620.234.5400.

Tipton: Tipton Grocery, 601 Main St, 785.373.4125.
  • AAA, 1223 SW Wanamaker Rd Ste 100, 785.438.6500.
  • Barnes & Noble, 6130 SW 17th St., 785.273.9600.  

Valley Falls: The Barn Bed and Breakfast Inn, 14910 Blue Mound Rd., 785.945.3225.
WaKeeney: Gibson Health Mart, 125 North Main St., 785.743.5753.

Waterville: Weaver Hotel, 126 Kansas, 786.363.2515.
Westmoreland: West Pharm, 402 Main, 785.457.3611.
Whiting: Whiting Cafe, 308 Whiting St., 785.873.3125.
Wilson: Kansas Originals, 233 Hwy. 232, 785.658.2602.