Group seeks nominees for ‘Wonders of Kansas’

? A nonprofit group that educates people about Kansas is asking residents to submit nominations for the Eight Wonders of Kansas.

It’s a Kansas spin on the Seven Wonders of the World. While the state’s top attractions include casinos, the Kansas Speedway, theme parks and state parks, the contest is not limited to things to do.

Instead, it includes the eight elements of rural culture the Kansas Sampler Foundation uses to promote communities: architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people. Places that are nominated must be publicly accessible and likely to be around for a while.

“We are trying to do two things: get people to talking about Kansas places and next hope they will travel around to see these places,” said Marci Penner, director of the Kansas Sampler Foundation in Inman.

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