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Abilene
  • Brookville Hotel, 105 E. Lafayette. 785.263.2244.
  • Depot Gift Shop, 201 NW 2nd. 785.263.2231.
  • Dickinson County Heritage Center, 412 S. Campbell. 785.263.2681.
  • Eisenhower Presidential Gift Shop, 200 S.E. 4th. 785.263.6755.
Alma
  • Antique Emporium of Alma, 322 Missouri. 785.765.3332.
  • Grandma Hoerners, 31862 Thompson Road. 785.765.2300.
Anthony
Irwin-Potter Drug, 202 W. Main. 620.842.5119.

Arlington
Carolyn's Essenhaus, 104 E. Main. 620.538.4711.
Atchison
  • Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, 223 N. Terrace. 913.367.4217.
  • Chamber of Commerce, 200 S. 10th. 913.367.2427.
Augusta
  • Augusta Historical Museum, 303 State. 316.775.5655.
  • Cooper Drug Store, 509 State. 316.775.2289
Barnes
Sunflower Mercantile of Barnes, 15 North Center Street.  785.763.4052.

Basehor
Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery, 18807 158th St. 913.724.9463.

Belle Plaine
Belle Plaine Travel Center, 770 N. I-35. 620.326.5123.

Belleville
  • Belleville Travel Center, 702 12th Street. 785.527.2883.
  • Boyer Museum of Animated Carvings, 1205 M Street. 785.527.5884.
Bennington
Linger Longer, 119 N. Nelson.  785.820.6050.

Blue Rapids
Blue Rapids Historical Museum, 36 Public Square. 785.363.7949.

Bonner Springs
Moon Marble Company, 600 E. Front Street. 913.441.1432.
 
Burlington
Coffey County Historical Museum, 1101 Neosho. 620.364.2653.

Chanute
Martin & Osa Johnson Safari Museum, 111 N. Lincoln. 620.431.2730.

Colby
Prairie Museum of Art & History, 1905 S. Franklin. 785.460.4590.

Concordia
Cloud County Convention & Tourism, 130 E. 6th. 785.243.4303.

Cottonwood Falls

Prairie Maid, 317 Broadway. 620.273.6020.

Council Grove
  • Aldrich Apothecary, 115 W Main St. 620.767.6731.
  • Trail Days Cafe & Museum, 803 W. Main. 620.767.7986.
Dodge City
  • Boot Hill Museum, Front Street. 620.227.8188.
  • Kansas Heritage Center, 1000 N. 2nd. 620.227.1616.
El Dorado
Kansas Oil Museum, 383 E. Central. 316.321.9333.

Elkhart
Morton County Historical Society Museum, 370 E. Hwy. 56. 620.697.2833.

Ellinwood
Ellinwood Emporium, 2 N. Main St. 620.564.2498. 

Ellis
Walter P. Chrysler Boyhood Home & Museum, 102 W. 10th. 785.726.3636.

Erie
Richey's Rexall Drug, 511 N. Main. 620.244.3333.

Fairway
Rainy Day Books, 2706 W. 53rd St. 913.384.3126.

Fort Scott
Fort Scott National Historic Site. 620.878.0235.

Fowler
Neon 57, 102 E. 5th. 620.646.5775.

Garden City
Finney County Historical Museum, 403 S. 4th. 620.272.3664.

Goessel
Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum, 200 N. Poplar. 620.367.8200.

Goodland
High Plains Museum, 1717 Cherry Street. 785.890.4595.

Great Bend
  • Barton County Historical Museum, 85 S. Hwy. 281. 620.793.5125.
  • Barton Co. Community College Bookstore, 245 NE 30 Road. 620.792.9273.
  • Heart of Kansas Mercantile, 1212 Main Street. 620-786-2333.
  • Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Hwy. 620.566.1456.
Greensburg
The Big Well, 315 S. Sycamore. 620.723.4102.

Hays
  • HaysMed Gift Shop, 2220 Canterbury Dr. 785.623.5289.
  • Sternberg Museum, 3000 Sternberg Dr. 785.628.5569.
Hesston
  • Dyck Arboretum, 177 W. Hickory. 620.327.8127.
  • Water's Edge Restaurant (Schowalter Villa), 703 S. Main. 620.327.4099.
Hiawatha
Brown County Historical Society, 611 Utah Street. 785.742.3330.

Holton
  • J M Sewing Center, 128 W. 5th St.  785.364.2301.
  • Quilting on the Square, 400 Pennsylvania.  785.364.4050.
Hutchinson
  • Bluebird Books, 2 South Main. 620.259.6868.
  • Kansas Cosmosphere, 1100 N. Plum. 620.665.9348.
  • Kansas Underground Salt Museum, 3504 E. Avenue G. 620.662.1425.
Inman
Neufeldt Variety, 114 S. Main. 620.585.2293.

Iola
  • Allen County Historical Society, 20 S. Washington. 620.365.3051.
  • McGinty-Whitworth, 101 E. Madison. 620.365.3271
Junction City
Geary County Historical Museum, 530 N. Adams. 785.238.1666.

LaCrosse
Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, 120 W. 1st. 785.222.9900.

Lawrence
  • KU Bookstore, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. 785.864.4658.
  • Jayhawk Bookstore, 1865 Jayhawk Blvd.
  • Jayhawk Bookstore, 1200 Oread Ave. 785-830-3936
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, 325 Maine. 785.505.3144.
  • Raven Book Store, 6 East 7th. 785.749.3300.
Leavenworth
  • C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, 320 Esplanade. 913.682.1331.
Lecompton
Territorial Capitol Museum, 640 E. Woodson. 785.857.6148.

Lenexa
Kansas Sampler Stores, 9750 Quivira Road. 913.396.4237.

Leoti
Giftologists (located inside Wichita County Pharmacy), 111 E. Broadway. 620.375.2323.

Liberal
Liberal Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1 Yellow Brick Road. 620.626.0170.

Lincoln
Village Lines, 139 W. Lincoln. 785.524.5133.

Lindsborg
  • Hemslojd, 201 N. Main. 785.227.2983.
  • Old Mill Museum, 120 E. Mill. 785.227.3595.
  • Small World Gallery, 127 N. Main. 785.227.4442
Lucas
Grassroots Art Center, 213 S. Main. 785.525.6118.

Manhattan
  • AAA, 321 Southwind Rd. 785.776.3131.
  • Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. Third. 785.587.2726
  • Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery, 406 1/2 Poyntz Ave. 785.537.2099.
Mankato
Jewell County Historical Museum, 118 N. Commercial. 785.534.0940.

Marquette

Cities Sundries, 104 N. Washington. 785.546.2234.

Marysville
AR-EX Drug Store, 801 Broadway. 785.562.3196.

McPherson
The Bookshelf, 206 N. Main. 620.241.6602.
 
Minneapolis
Ottawa County Museum, 110 S. Concord. 785.392.3621.

Montezuma
Stauth Memorial Museum, 111 N. Aztec. 620.846.2527. 

Muscotah
Muscotah Mercantile, 107 W. 2nd St., 785.872.5000.

Ness City
  • Prairie Mercantile, in historic Ness County Bank Building. 785.798.2237.
  • Ness County Historical Society, 123 S. Penn Avenue. 785.798.2246
Newton
  • Anderson Office Supply, 627 N. Main. 316.283.3570.
  • Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth. 316.284.2749.
  • Faith and Life, 606 N. Main. 316.283.2210.
North Newton
Kauffman Museum, 2801 N. Main. 316.283.1612.

Norton
First State Bank of Norton, 105 W. Main. 785.877.3341.

Oakley
Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, 2nd and U.S. 83. 785.671.1000.

Osawatomie
John Brown Museum, 1000 Main. 913.755.4384.

Osborne

Carnegie Research Library, 307 W. Main. 785.346.9437.

Ottawa
Franklin County CVB, 2011 E. Logan. 785.242.1411.

Overland Park
Jayhawk Central, 12520 Quivira Rd. 785.864.8580

Paxico
Mill Street Antiques, 109 Newbury. 785.636.5520.

Phillipsburg

Scott-McCoppin, 767 Third St. 785.543.6521.

Piqua
Buster Keaton Museum (housed in Rural District Water 1), 302 S. Hill. 620.768.2385.

Plains
Balloons Because, 9109 R Road. 620.482.3526.

Plainville
The Pineapple Post, 111 N. Jefferson St. 785.434.2769.

Pratt
Vernon Filley Art Museum, 421 South Jackson St.  620.770.2282. 

Salina
  • Ad Astra Books and Coffee House, 141 N. Santa Fe.  785.833.2235.
  • Key Rexall Pharmacy, 2024 S. Ohio St. 785.827.0408.
  • Smoky Hill Museum Gift Store, 211 W. Iron. 785.643.8690.
Scott City
  • El Quartelejo Museum, 902 W. 5th. 620.872.5912. 
  • Keystone Gallery, 401 U.S. 83. 620.872.2762.
  • Giftologists (located inside Scott City Pharmacy), 401 S. Main. 620.872.2146.
Topeka
  • AAA, 1223 SW Wanamaker Rd. 785.233.0222.
  • Kansas History Museum Store, 6425 SW 6th. 785.272.8681.
  • Kansas Originals Market at the Topeka Travel Center on the Turnpike, 5 miles east of Topeka. 785.379.0200.
  • Old Prairie Town, Mulvane General Store, 124 NW Fillmore. 785.368.2437.
  • State Capitol visitor center, 300 W. 10th. 785.296.3966.
  • Washburn University Bookstore, 1700 S.W. College Avenue. 785.670.1922.
  • Wolfe's Camera Shop, 653 S. Kansas. 785.235.1386.
Ulysses
Historic Adobe Museum, 300 E. Oklahoma. 620.356.3009.

Valley Falls
The Barn B & B, 14910 Bluemound Road. 800.869.7717.

Victoria

St. Fidelis Gift Shop, 601 10th (across from the church).

Wamego
  • OZ Museum, 511 Lincoln. 785.458.8686.
  • Wamego History Museum, city park. 785.456.2040.
Waterville
Weaver Hotel Gift Shop, 126 S. Kansas Ave. 785.363.2515.

Wichita
  • AAA East, 7724 E. Central #100. 316.685.5241.
  • AAA West, 2110 N. Maize Rd. 316.942.0008.
  • Eighth Day Books, 2838 E. Douglas, 316.683.9446.
  • Owl's Nest Gift Shop at the Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. N. 316.683.5499, ext. 111
  • Watermark Books and Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. 316.682.1181.
  • Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. 316.265.9314.
Wilson
Kansas Originals Market, I-70 exit, #206. 785.658.2602.

RETAIL STORE ORDERS

The 50% discount applies strictly to resale orders. 

RETAIL STORE ORDER FORM

For an online order form (retail stores only), click here.  Need help with the order or have questions?  Contact Marci or WenDee at wendee@kansassampler.org or 620.585.2374. 

We would love to save you the shipping costs and deliver books if we will be in your area but we won't be everywhere at once.  If you want to check if we'll be in your area before you finalize your order, just e-mail WenDee.

Only businesses or organizations with sales tax numbers may participate in this resale.  The restriction to sell the book at it's regular retail price of $29.95 has been lifted. The retailer will pay the sales tax.   If you are not a retailer please order the book at our online merchandise store

The 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook by Marci Penner showcases 216 diverse places across Kansas that were featured as entries in the Kansas Sampler Foundation’s 8 Wonders of Kansas contests.

Photographer Harland Schuster went to all 216 places in 2010 to get updated photos. Due to the quality photographs and design, the spiral-bound book serves as a combination coffee table book and guidebook. Each entry includes a description, directions, hours, and contacts.

The one-time 8 Wonders of Kansas contests took place from 2007-2010. Twenty-four finalists were selected for each of the categories of Architecture, Art, Commerce, Cuisine, Customs, Geography, History, and People. There was also an overall category. The public voted for the top 8 in each category. All 24 finalists appear in the guidebook.

The book also includes information about the 38 soda fountains featured in the 8 Wonders of Kansas Customs contest.


8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook

  • Publisher: Kansas Sampler Foundation
  • Author: Marci Penner
  • Photographer: Harland Schuster, Morrill
  • Graphic designer: Liz King (my sister)
  • Editor: Bobbie Pray, Lawrence
  • Printer: Mennonite Press, Newton
  • First run: 10,000
  • Second run: 10,000
  • Retail price: $29.95 (suggested)
  • Wholesale price: 50% discount
  • Billing: 30-day
  • No consignment, no returns
  • No minimum order
  • Not selling on Amazon.
  • We will have a list of retail stores selling the 8 Wonders book on the book site.
  • Physical description: 9x12”, soft laminated cover, spiral bound, over 500 color photos
  • Book weight: Just over 3 pounds
  • Books are packaged 10 in a case, but any number of books or cases can be ordered
  • Limited run of hardbound books available only from KSF. $55.
  • Sales tax: Retailer pays.
  • Invoicing: We prefer to do via e-mail but can do otherwise.
  • Proceeds: The book revenue supports the projects of the non-profit Kansas Sampler Foundation whose mission is to preserve and sustain rural culture.
  • ISBN:  978-0-9765408-1-6
  • Library of Congress # - 2011923042
  • We’ll ship through the post office to help support our local office and though not as convenient, it is cheaper than UPS.