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Child Care Doalogue to answer st...

A Child Care Doalogue, organized and facilitated by the Kansas Sampler Foundatio...

Showcase counties for 2020 Big K...

Brown, Doniphan and Nemaha will be the next counties showcased in the Big Ka...

Big Kansas Road Trip to Showcase...

Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace in Northwest Kansas will be the showcase counties ...

Kansas Explorer Club

Kansas Explorer Club

Members of the Kansas Explorer Club receive 5-6 print newsletters a year full of things to see and do that are off the beaten path.

We Kan!

We Kan!

The Big Rural Brainstorm will be held March 7 in Newton in 2016.

Rural Culture Elements

Rural Culture Elements

The 8 rural culture elements are: architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people! They help you see a place with new eyes.

8 Wonders

8 Wonders

Have you seen the 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook? Let it guide you to all 216 Wonders!



Marci and WenDee, of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, are going to every (626) incorporated city in Kansas to research for the second edition of the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers.

Big Kansas Road Trip

Big Kansas Road Trip

The showcase counties are Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace. The event will be held over four days, May 2-5, 2019.

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Where to find the Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers

Find the Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers (published May 2017) at the following stores, gift shops and travel centers. To order from the Kansas Sampler Foundation go online, click here. We do not sell on Amazon. We choose to have the books sold in locally owned stores to help support Kansas communities.
Alden: Prairie Flower Crafts and Quilting, 205 Pioneer St., 620.534.3551. 
Anthony: Irwin-Potter Drug, 202 W Main St., 620.842.5119.
Arkansas City:

Arlington: Carolyn's Essenhaus, 104 Main, 620.538.4711.

Atchison: Visitor Information Center, 200 S. 10th, 800.234.1854.

Augusta: Augusta Historical Museum, 303 State. 316.775.5655.

Barnes: Sunflower Mercantile, 15 N. Center, 785.747.8757.
Basehor: Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery18807 158th Street, 913.724.9463.

Belle Plaine: Kansas Travel Information Center, 770 N. I-35, 620.326.5123.
Belleville: The Feathered Nest, 1914 M Street, 785.527.7200.

Bennington: The Linger Longer, 119 N. Nelson, 855.378.7632.
Bentley: Pribbenow Variety Store, 111 S. Wichita Ave. 316.796.1001.
Blue Rapids: Blue Rapids Historical Museum, 36 Public Square, 785.363.7949.
Bonner Springs:
Buhler: Mustard Seed, 214 N. Main, 620.543.2200. 

Burlington: Old 75 Artists Gallery, 106 N. 3rd, 620.364.3051.
Clay Center:
  • Patterson Pharmacy & Gift Shop, 422 Lincoln, 785.632.2525. 

Colby: Prairie Museum of Art and History,1905 S. Franklin, 785.460.4590.
Conway Springs: Hired Man's Grocery & Grill, 424 N 5th, 620.456.3663.
Coolidge: Cousin Eddie's Visitor Center, Hwy 50, 620.372.2414.

Cottonwood Falls:
Courtland: Soul Sister Ceramics, 328 Main St., 785.527.3579. 

Council Grove:
Dighton: Lane County Historical Society, 333 N. Main, 620.397.5652.
Dodge City: 
El Dorado:

Ellis: The Roost (AirBnB-rural Ellis County), 785.623.1813.
Ellsworth: Ellsworth Antique Mall, 210 N. Douglas, 785.472.4659.

Eureka: Cake Batter Batter, 110 E. Third, 620.583.2599. 

Fairway: Rainy Day Books, 2706 W. 53rd, 913.384.3126.
Fort Riley: Fort Riley Museum, Bldg. 205, Henry Ave., 785.239.2743.
Fort Scott:  Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Center, 231 E. Wall, 620.223.3566.
Frankfort: Elsie Grace's, 123 N. Kansas, 785.292.4438.
Garden City:

Goessel: Mennonite Heritage Museum Complex, 200 N. Poplar, 620.367.8200.
Great Bend:
Greensburg: Big Well Museum, 315 S. Sycamore, 620.723.4102.
Hesston: Dyck Arboretum, 177 W. Hickory, 620.327.8127.
Hiawatha: Brown County Historical Society, 611 Utah, 785.742.3330.
Hope: The Gridiron, 211 N. Main, 785.366.7700.
  • Batson's Drug Store,102 N. Wabash, 620.374.2265.
  • Benson's Museum, 145 S Wabash Ave., 620.374.2333. 
Hoxie: Sheridan County Historical Society, 1224 Oak, 785.675.3501.  

Independence: Independence Historical Museum, 123 N. 8th, 620.331.3515.

Junction City: 
Geary County Historical Museum, 530 N. Adams, 785.238.1666.
Kinsley: Stacy's Town Square, 612 Niles, 620.659.2605.

LaCrosse: Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, 120 W. 1st Street, 785.222.9900.
Larned: Santa Fe Trail Center, 1349 K-156 Highway, 620.285.2054.

Lecompton: Constitution Hall, 319 Elmore, 785.887.6520.
Lenexa: Kansas Sampler-Oak Park, 9750 Quivira Rd., 913.396.4240.

Little River: Garden of Eden Grocery Store, 275 Main St., 620.897.6224.
Louisburg: Louisburg Cider Mill, 14730 K-68, 913.837.5202.

Lucas: Grassroots Art Center, 213 S. Main, 785.525.6118.
Lyons: Coronado-Quivera Museum, 105 W. Lyon, 620.257.3941.


Mankato: Possibilities, 121 N. Commercial St., 785.378.8484.
Marienthal: The Country Oven Bakery, 124 North Highway 167 (north side of K-96), 620.214.0933.


Marquette: City Sundries Soda Fountain and Gift Shop, 104 N. Washington, 785.546.2234.

Matfield Green: Pioneer Bluffs, 695 K-177, 620.753.3484.
McCune: Circle Pecan's, 2499 U.S. 400, 620.632.4382.
Meade: Meade County Historical Museum, 200 Carthage, 620.873.2359.

Medicine Lodge: Stockade Museum, 209 W Fowler Ave., 620.886.3553.
Mission: Kansas Sampler/Rally House, 6858 Johnson Dr., 913.432.3355.
Montezuma: Stauth Memorial Museum, 111 N Aztec St., 620.846.2527.

Morland: Morland Mercantile, 502 Main, 785.627.4040.

Moundridge: Happy Hollow Gift Shop, 420 N. Wedel Ave., 620.345.3135.
Mulvane: Luciano's, 216 W. Main, 316.777.0045.
Muscotah: Muscotah Mercantile, 110 E. 1st., 785.872.5000.

Ness City: Prairie Mercantile, 102 W. Main, 785.798.3337.
North Newton: Kauffman Museum, 2801 N. Main, 316.283.1612.
Norton: Chamber of Commerce, 205 S State St., 785.877.2501.

Oakley: Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, 3083 US Hwy 83, 785.671.1000.

Onaga: Onaga Pharmacy, 300 Leonard, 620.365.3176.
Osage City: Ramblin' Rose, 631 Market, 785.528.3337.

Osawatomie: John Brown Museum, 1000 Main St., 913.755.4384. 
Osborne: Carnegie Research Library, 307 W. Main, 785.346.9437.
Overland Park:
Peabody: Flint Hills Gypsies, 111 N. Walnut, 620.947.1606.
Phillipsburg: Scott-McCoppin Books, 767 Third St., 785.543.6521.

Plainville: Pineapple Post, 111 N Jefferson St., 785.434.2769.
Pleasanton: Linn County Museum, 307 Park St., 913.352.8739.
Pratt: Vernon Filley Art Museum, 421 S. Jackson St., 620.933.2787.

Rock: Solid Rock Cafe, 301 S. Winfield, 620.986.5500.
Rose Hill: Rose Hill Historical Society, 106 S. Main, 316.776.2605.
Russell: D.Palma & Co. Mercantile, 604 N. Main, 785.483.2177.
Scandia: Buffalo Gallery-Pigeonhole Studios, 302 4th, 785.527.0393.
Scott City:

Sedan: Red Buffalo Gift Shop, 107 E. Main, 620.725.4022.
Spring Hill: The Bean Coffee Co., 112 S. Main, 913.592.0104.
St. Francis:

Tipton: Tipton Grocery, 601 Main St, 785.373.4125.
  • AAA, 1223 SW Wanamaker Rd Ste 100, 785.438.6500.
  • Barnes & Noble, 6130 SW 17th St., 785.273.9600.  
Toronto: Lizard Lips (Country Junction) 153 Hwy. 54, 620.637.2384.

Valley Falls: The Barn Bed and Breakfast Inn, 14910 Blue Mound Rd., 785.945.3225.
Victoria: St. Fidelis Gift Shop (Cathedral on the Plains), 601 10th St., 785.735.2777.
Volland: The Volland Store, 24098 Volland Road, 785.499.3616.
WaKeeney: Gibson Health Mart, 125 North Main St., 785.743.5753.
Wallace: Fort Wallace Museum, 2655 US-40, 785.891.3564.

Wellington: Beehive Quilt Shop, 122 N. Washington, 913.259.3346.
Westmoreland: West Pharm, 402 Main, 785.457.3611.