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Help Pick The 8 Wonders Of Kansas!  
User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17420 posts, RR: 46
Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

I think it's a State of Kansas promotion; apparently there will be actually 24 sites in the running to be narrowed down to 8. Yes, twenty four amazing Kansas sites.

"Background for the Eight Wonders of Kansas

Since 1994, the Kansas Sampler Foundation has been encouraging Kansans to see Kansas with new eyes by looking for the eight rural culture elements of architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history, and people. Those eight categories will now be used to help people think about the best Kansas has to offer and to determine the Eight Wonders of Kansas.


Criteria for the 8 Wonders

The criteria for the 8 Wonders is that they be publicly accessible, open regularly, non-national franchise, and likely to be around for awhile. Events are not being considered.
"

http://www.kansassampler.org/8wonders.html

Anyone care to nominate anything in Kansas for consideration? Can anyone name anything in Kansas? Kansas City doesn't count.


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User currently offlineSoylentgreen From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 244 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

Leavenworth...........

User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Having lived in extreme western Kansas for two years, I would ask what if they had a contest and no one submitted anything. Wonders in Kansas?

User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

The signs at the borders that say 'You are now leaving Kansas" . . . . Big grin


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

I can find good in just about any place, but Kansas?
The best I could find was the band Kansas. Since there are 6 members, that leaves only 2 more wonders left to find.




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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2368 times:

Having driven through, and spent a few days there, I can think of two wonders:

"Welcome to Colorado"

"Welcome to Missouri"



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User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

Quoting Futureualpilot (Reply 5):
"Welcome to Colorado"

 checkmark 

Salina Municipal Airport, for that whole global-flier thing that happened a few years back.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21555 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2350 times:

The visible horizon, perhaps?

-Mir



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6314 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2333 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Thread starter):
eight rural culture elements of architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history, and people.

The fact that it's rural makes it tougher. Art and architecture are rare in metropolitan Kansas, let alone rural Kansas. Commerce...same thing...there isn't a lot going on here outside of Kansas City or Wichita, which are of course not rural locations. We rank 8th in US oil production, mostly all rural in central and south Kansas, so maybe that? Geography...the plains of western Kansas can be gorgeous, especially at sunset or sunrise, with the waving wheat and the wind blowing off the Rockies with nothing to stop it...Tallgrass Prairie, near Emporia, can be gorgeous as well. History is where Kansas shines, especially when you link it back to Brown v Board of Education (Topeka) and the Civil War, when places like my current residence of Lawrence, KS fought against the slaves that came over from that god awful place we call Missouri. People is also where Kansas shines...some of the nicest people in the USA.

Quoting Soylentgreen (Reply 1):
Leavenworth...........

Not rural Kansas, it's part of metro-Kansas City

Quoting Futureualpilot (Reply 5):
"Welcome to Colorado"

"Welcome to Missouri"

Colorado, ok...Missouri, come on, worst state in the country! I cringe when I see the "Welcome to Missouri" sign because that means I'm going to lose at least one part of my car in a pothole or some other horrible road condition. My friends and I once took a picture on I-70 in central Missouri where a sign spoke of road work with another sign over it saying "Road Work Completed as Promised!" and potholes/other poor road conditions. That about sums up Missouri  Smile


User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2285 posts, RR: 38
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2323 times:

Shoot me if im wrong (I cant remem if its in Missouri)


But:

#1 Gates BBQ

#2 The Golden Ox (Steakhouse)



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6314 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2320 times:

Quoting ATCT (Reply 9):
#1 Gates BBQ

On Paseo in KC, MO...ok, I'll give Missouri that  Wink But I think Arthur Bryant's is better...however, also in KCMO (on Brooklyn Ave)

Quoting ATCT (Reply 9):
#2 The Golden Ox (Steakhouse)

Yep, also KCMO, on Genessee


User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Quoting SW733 (Reply 8):
Colorado, ok...Missouri, come on, worst state in the country!

I was just happy to get out of Kansas. I have not been too impressed with Missouri, either.



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User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2285 posts, RR: 38
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2254 times:

Ohh well,

Its been a few years since ive been to KCK...or KCMO for that matter.

ATCT



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User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2250 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
The best I could find was the band Kansas. Since there are 6 members, that leaves only 2 more wonders left to find.

Damn! You beat me to it Again!



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User currently offlineKstateinALB From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2246 times:

Well, Dodgle City has the Boot Hill site, very impressive.

Salina's Municipal Airport for the flight around the world.

Kansas City, KS has the Speedway.

Manhattan has the Sunset Zoo and the KSU Botanical Gardens, as well as the university.



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2241 times:

Quoting KstateinALB (Reply 14):
Well, Dodgle City has the Boot Hill site, very impressive.

Salina's Municipal Airport for the flight around the world.

Kansas City, KS has the Speedway.

Manhattan has the Sunset Zoo and the KSU Botanical Gardens, as well as the univer

Sorry bud, none of your picks made the list: http://www.8wonders.org/opening.cfm but apparently a ball of twine made it to the list of 24...


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2444 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

a ball of twine? Really?


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

Garden of Eden is my vote.

Hunter



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6314 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

Quoting ATCT (Reply 12):
Its been a few years since ive been to KCK...or KCMO for that matter.

Haha...you're still alive, clearly you haven't been to KCK lately  Wink

Quoting KstateinALB (Reply 14):
Manhattan has the Sunset Zoo and the KSU Botanical Gardens, as well as the university.

My friends live a block from the Sunset Zoo, on Ridge..we broke into the zoo once at about 3am...I swear, it's the only zoo with dogs and cats...not really, but it's a living joke.

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 16):
a ball of twine? Really?

Kansas...if I didn't grow up in Namibia, I'd kill myself living here  Wink


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11576 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

I was born in Kansas. Yes, I admit it. I think Kansas is a beautiful state to visit. I live in Oregon. LOL

Anyway, the Eisenhower Museum is cool, so is the Garden of Eden. I am surprised the center of the 48 States near Lebanon did not make the list. There was a zoo in Garden City. It has been a while since I have been there and I always enjoyed going there. The Flint Hills did not impress me much but Monument Rocks are cool too.

Kansas is not that bad. Have you been to North Dakota or Nevada (except Las Vegas, Reno, or Lauglin) lately?

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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

Here's a wonder: I'm wondering why anyone would want to move to Kansas  Wink


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User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2038 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

Wheat?
Tornadoes?

That's about all I can think of.  Big grin



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User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 3):
The signs at the borders that say 'You are now leaving Kansas" . . . . Big grin



Quoting TheCol (Reply 21):

Tornadoes?

Sorry, that is already registered as a TEXAS wonder.  Wink


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 20):
Here's a wonder: I'm wondering why anyone would want to move to Kansas

Nice farm land, rural lifestyle.

Hunter



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2174 times:
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For a group that is aerospace oriented I'm surprised no one has yet mentioned the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson. Arguably the finest space museum in the U.S. and perhaps the world....

http://www.cosmo.org/



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25 Baroque : Well one wonder is the street in Lawrence that is steep enough to have to close when it snows (or it did when I was there). There IS the Kansas oil. W
26 Post contains images NWA742 : Seconded. -NWA742
27 SW733 : There are multiple ones like that, but the steepest are 11th, 12th, and 13th from Jayhawk Blvd. to Mass. Street. Hey hey now... Agreed...North Dakota
28 Alias1024 : Wow, I surprised myself and thought of something good in Kansas. Cessna factories!!!! Jets in Wichita and props plus the mustang in Independence.
29 KstateinALB : Well, there is a great college in KSU there...and oh yea... KU... Excellent place to visit...very cool museum.
30 MCOflyer : For a good education yes. Hunter
31 Post contains images SW733 : Sorry buddy, got those reversed. As a KU employee, I am paid to say that I just bought a shirt that says "Kansas...other than Manhattan, It's a Great
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