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Geography nominations

The following nominations were submitted by the public for consideration as finalists for the 8 Wonders of Kansas Geography.

Alcove Spring, near Blue Rapids
A lonesome tree on a hilltop, mile marker #100 on I-35
Arikaree Breaks, Cheyenne County
Baker Wetlands, Lawrence
Bartlett Arboretum, Belle Plaine
Big Basin Prairie Preserve, Clark County
Black Squirrel City, Marysville
Blue Rapids - Older than dirt
Brenham Meteorites, near Haviland
Buffalo Mound, west of Topeka on I-70
Carnahan Trail, Tuttle Creek
Cedar Crest estate, Topeka
Chisholm Trail, Newton
Cimarron National Grassland, Morton County
Clark County State Fishing Lake
Confluence of the Arkansas & Little Arkansas River
Coronado Heights, near Lindsborg
Cottonwood trees
Council Grove Federal Reservoir & City Lake
Cross Timbers State Park & Trails at Toronto Lake
Echo Cliff
Elk River Hiking Trail
Eureka Lake Waterfall
Four-state lookout, White Cloud
Fredonia South Mount
Geodetic Center of North America
Geographical Center of the 48 Contiguous States
Geological Natural Mounds of Linn County
Glacial Hill Rocks
Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita
Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway
Jamestown Wildlife Area, Republic & Cloud counties
Jeffrey Energy Center Wildlife Preserve, north of Belvue
K-99:  All 275 miles of it!
Kansas Geological Survey Photo Library
Kansas Landscape Arboretum, Wakefield
Kansas Turnpike
Kaw Point Park, Wyandotte County
Keiger Creek, Clark County
Konza Prairie, Manhattan
Lake Inman
Lake Kanopolis
Lake Scott State Park
Lake Wilson
Louis Vieux Elm Tree, near Belvue
Lovewell State Park, Jewell County
Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, rural Canton
Milford Lake
Mount Michell, Wabaunsee Co.
Mount Oread, Lawrence
Mount Sunflower, Wallace County
Mushroom Rock State Park, Carneiro
Native Stone Scenic Byway
North Lake Park, Garnett
Pawnee Rock State Historic Site, Pawnee ROck
Pillsbury Crossing, near Manhattan
Post Rock Scenic Byway
Pottawatomie County Lake #2
Randolph State Park
Riggs Arboretum, Waterloo
Rock City, near Minneapolis
Rock Springs, Morris County
Rocky Ford, Riley County
Sandsage prairie, Finney County
Schermerhorn Park, Shoal Creek, near Galena
Sharpes Creek Road, Bazaar
Smoky Hills
Strip Pits, Mined Lane Wildlife Area, Cherokee County
Smoky Hills Wind Project, along I-70
Smoky Valley Ranch, Logan County
Sternberg Museum, Hays
Teter Rock, Greenwood County
The Rose Dome, Woodson County
Wadsworth (Peine) Mound, near Garnett
Wamego's Tulips
The Water Center, Wichita

Note:  Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and the Flint Hills; Castle Rock & Monument Rock; and Cheyenne Bottoms & Quivira National Wildlife Refuge were not eligible for this contest since they were voted overall 8 Wonders of Kansas.