A project of the Inman-based Kansas Sampler Foundation, the book reads like a tourism guide but is really designed to help meet the foundation mission of preserving and sustaining rural culture.
There are 515 incorporated cities and 97 unincorporated spots in the book represented in the 4,500 entries. Readers should especially enjoy the 843 restaurants listed and the 1,700 pictures that dot the test. Directions, hours, and contact numbers make it easy to get to each place.
Penner said, "We're excited to finally share this explorer's guide to Kansas. Our hope is to help people see the state with new eyes and get addicted to taking road trips."
The book will retail for $29.95 and will be available online at kansassampler.org and in stores statewide.