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Explore Kansas Festival

Date: Sept 17 - Sept 18, 2022
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The Explore Kansas Festival is back! Find new and fascinating places in Kansas and plan your next trip! So many things to see right here in our great State! Sept. 17 & 18 at the Ideatek Internet Cafe - 211 Cottonwood Avenue, across from the Domestic Arts Building! You won't want to miss it!

Rooks County

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Rooks County hosts one of the largest county fairs in Kansas. "The Fair of Champions" has been a part of Rooks County for nearly 140 years.

Buffalo Bill Culture Center

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The center is the midpoint of the Western Vistas Historic Byway and can be rented out for many different events. They also have a gift shop with many Kansas made items.

Field Station: Dinosaurs

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A one-of-a-kind, prehistoric experience featuring over 40 life-sized, moving and realistic dinosaurs that’s thrilling, educational and fun in Derby Kansas!

Owl’s Lavender Patch

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Owl's Lavender Patch is located in the Sand Hills of Kansas. This acreage is located on family land that was homesteaded back in the late 1800's.The farm is located outside of Buhler Kansas and is available to go enjoy the farm and purchase handmade lavender items.

Lindsborg CVB

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Enjoy the picturesque downtown full of working artist studios, galleries, boutiques, Scandinavian import shops and top-notch eateries lining the red brick street. The CVB also provides insight into the history and Swedish culture of Lindsborg. So much history and culture in this town and surrounding area of the Smokey Hills.

Kansas Post Rock Limestone Coalition

Kansas Post Rock Limestone Coalition is a group of individuals and communities who are linked by the Greenhorn Limestone formation in Central and Western Kansas. Here to promote education, preservation, tourism, and other endeavors tied to our Post Rock Limestone.

Fulton Valley Farms

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Fulton Valley Farms is an authentic family farm – where you can see the crops growing throughout the season. We are rich in family heritage, homesteaded in 1869. The farm offers you a tranquil location to enjoy your special day – all nestled between clear streams and acres of growing crops – located all within 15 minutes of Wichita, Ks. The farm has 100% Authentic Reindeer (not Caribou)!

Wind River Farms

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Wind River Farm is a small family farm located in the Smoky Valley of central Kansas. Three generations of the Price family raise La Mancha dairy goats and use their milk to produce soap, lotion bars, lip balms, milk baths, several different kinds of cheeses, and some of the most delicious gelato and fudge in Kansas. Sign up for Goat Yoga; Schedule your family picnic or party, and include a goat experience or pony rides;

Midland Railroad Hotel

The Midland is a historic hotel established in 1899. A large portion of the woodwork in the hotel is original to include the beautiful staircase. The parlor in the hotel is original, to include the beautiful staircase. The hotel was a filming site for the movie “Paper Moon.” Midland Railroad Hotel is found along the Post Rock Scenic Byway. Over the Smoky Hills of weathered bedrock, the Post Rock Scenic Byway winds through fields, pastures, and prairie.

Land & Sky Byways

Travelers along the Land and Sky Scenic Byway have the opportunity to experience the Wallace Branch of the Great Western Cattle Trail, scale the highest point in Kansas at Mount Sunflower and explore the deep canyons and rugged landscape of the Arikaree Breaks. The byway is also the only one in the state that focuses on agriculture and features thousands of acres of rotating crops, livestock and wildlife along the route.

Hildebrand Farms Dairy

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Getting to use their product knowing you're supporting third and fourth generation dairy farmers and the Kansas community. A visit to Hildebrand Farms Dairy will show the complete life cycle of a delicious glass bottle of milk. Drop by and you may be able to sneak a peek as the milk is being bottled at our on-site processing facility. Visitors are also allowed to steal a peek at the baby calves. Guided tours are also available (by appointment only) and provide a detailed look at the life of a Hildebrand cow and the process of making each yummy bottle. Call us to schedule a tour or stop by our farm store and grab an ice cream cone.


Explore Kansas Festival
Sept 18, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Explore Kansas Festival
Sept 17, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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