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Archive for Tuesday, January 29, 2008

8 Wonders of Kansas unveiled

January 29, 2008

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The 8 Wonders of Kansas were announced today by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius before hundreds of schoolchildren who were in the Statehouse to participate in Kansas Day events.

The winners are:

¢ Big Well, Greensburg.

¢ Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, in Barton and Stafford counties.

¢ Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, Abilene.

¢ Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson.

¢ Kansas Underground Salt Museum, Hutchinson.

¢ Monument Rocks and Castle Rock, Gove County.

¢ St. Fidelis Catholic Church (Cathedral of the Plains), Victoria.

¢ Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Chase County.

More than 24,000 people cast votes from all 50 states to make the final selections.

The 8 Wonders of Kansas was sponsored by the Kansas Sampler Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to preserve and sustain rural culture.

Comments

BlackVelvet 6 years, 11 months ago

9 World's largest football coach....Lawrence

RedwoodCoast 6 years, 11 months ago

What about Big Brutus? Oh well, it has become apparent to me that my native area of southeast Kansas is kind of the buttcrack of the state anyway. You really never see it unless you're forced to. I'm glad to see Monument Rocks made it.

chapdaddy 6 years, 11 months ago

Why isn't Allen Fieldhouse and Allen Fieldhouse West on that list??

jpryor 6 years, 11 months ago

Redwood-while most of SEK is a pit...I think Big Brutus deserved to be on there. Anytime I claim SEK as my homebase almost everyone knows of BB, as oppose to my little town. BB is a pretty amazing sight, even if its surroundings are not. Of course, I'm sure I'm holding some personal bias...even though SEK is not something I like to brag about very often.

scary_manilow 6 years, 11 months ago

Wait... The Cosmosphere is considered a "wonder," but the Garden of Eden isn't? Guess I need to re-evaluate the things that inspire "wonder" in me.

rumor_man 6 years, 11 months ago

What about the fact that "Last Call" is allowed to remain open?

rumor_man 6 years, 11 months ago

Where's the big ball of twine in Cawker City rated?

salad 6 years, 11 months ago

"#9 World's largest football coach:.Lawrence"

MichaelJ....FTW!!!

i_have_only_valid_opinions 6 years, 11 months ago

10 - Marion's Lynn opinion of himself! It's huge and makes me wonder...WTF!?!

blessed3x 6 years, 11 months ago

Redwood...I voted for Big Brutus to be on this list. Unfortunately it didn't make it.

kneejerkreaction 6 years, 11 months ago

Well at least this clearly answers the question as to why tourists don't come to Kansas.

Kathy Getto 6 years, 11 months ago

Redwood - I like SE KS - all of Kansas is pretty in its own way.

George_Braziller 6 years, 11 months ago

Rock City outside of Minneapolis is pretty amazing. I think that the concretions of Dakota sandstone are the largest in North America (or in the world, I can't remember which it is).

KS 6 years, 11 months ago

How about the geographical center of the US? Just north and west of Smith Center, Kansas.

riverdrifter 6 years, 11 months ago

No Brutus and no Garden of Eden? Sheeiit. As a kid, I got to see Brutus work. That shovel made the ground smoke. Then, thank god, the SE Ks mining business farted and fell and there sits Brutus, right where he was abandoned. He's so big that pigeons liked him even while he was working.

6 years, 11 months ago

The Cawker City Ball of Twine and the World's Largest Prairie Dog demand a recount.

twinetowngirl 6 years, 11 months ago

As a native of the "town of twine"...man I wish I had a buck for everyone who has stopped there to see it!!!

rlmtyco 6 years, 11 months ago

yeah I cannot believe the Garden Of Eden is not on that list....the cosmophere? what a joke, I mean its cool and all but its not anything that I would consider a wonder

Bladerunner 6 years, 11 months ago

What about the Worlds largest Prarie Dog?

and....Rock City thats my fav.

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