The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 6, 2001 · Page 74
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THE SALINA JOURNAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2000 3 Kansas/Land of Plenty Continued from Page 2 To get a very up-close look at a cornfield, jump into one of the many com mazes that have been created on several farms around the state. The cattle industry is celebrated with Beef Empire Days in Garden City, the Kansas Beef Expo in Hutchinson, and the Flint Hills Beef Fest in Emporia County fairs in communities across the state are opportunities for small towns to celebrate their agricultural heritage. But the biggest event to showcase Kansas agricultural products is the Kansas State Fair. Held annually in September in Hutchinson, the fair has been a state tradition since 1875 and features exhibits of every aspect of Kansas agriculture. Kansas agriculture is also a feast for the eyes. During late simuner Kansas lives up to its reputation as the Sunflower State. A drive through western Kansas, especially near Colby and Goodland, reveals millions of huge yellow sunflowers in bloom. The seeds firom these giant flowers are processed for cooking oil at a plant between the two towns. The annual ritual of pasture burning in the Flint Hills is a sublime visual event. Take a nighttime drive through this area in the spring and watch the flames dance up the distant hills. The large crop circles that dot the landscape across the state are a site to see, made out of irrigation necessity and not by some ancient culture. And the Kansas wheat harvest is one of the grandest agricultural spectacles to see anywhere in the United States. These activities and festivals are only a few of the many agricultural opportunities in Kansas. Many com­ munities have also developed agricultural related tours and activities. For more information on these and other related attractions, contact: Dodge City Scenic Overlook Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Andy Stanton, Dodge City, KS (316) 225-8186, (800) 653-9378, by fax at (316) 2258268. Contact Stanton at astanton@pld.com. See their website at www. dodgecity. org. Halford Cattle Company, John Cranston, Colby, KS (785) 462-3947 Prairie Women Adventures Homestead Ranch, Ginifer Maceau, Matfield Green, KS (316) 753-3465 Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Steve MiUer, Superintendent, Strong City, KS (316) 273-8494 Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site, Don Rowlinson, Studley, KS (785) 627-5866 Coimcil Grove Convention and Visitors Bureau, Diane Nusbaum, Council Grove, KS, (316) 767-5882, (800) 732-9211, or by e-mail at visitors@council- grove.com. MahafBe Stagecoach Stop and Farm, Max Evans, Olathe, KS, (913) 782-6972. Becoming an Outdoors Woman, Kanss Department of Wildlife and Parks, Connie Elpers, Pratt, KS, (316) 683-5491. Milford NatTire Center/Fish Hatchery, Pat Silovsky, Junction City, KS, (785) 238-5323 or see their website at www.ink.org/public/kdwp. Kansas Guides and Outfitters Association, Mark Uhlik, (785) 326-2747. Kansas Sport Hunting Association, Kim Shira, (316) 674-8863 or by e-mail at bluehill@midusa.net. You don't have to visit the western United States to see beautiful, giant rock formations. They are waiting for you in Kansas. One of the best is Castle Rock, which can be found in Gove County. Photo by Charlie Riedel. VISIT KANSAS CITY, KANSAS Not Your Ordinary Cowtown What to do... Children's Museum of KC 4601 State Ave. • 913-287-8888 A magical learning journey where i children are the stars! Ages 2-8 www.kidmuzm.org National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame 630 Hall of Fame Drive 913-721-1075 • 172 acres honoring America's farmers. www.AgHallofFame.com Scottish Highland Games At WyCo Fairgrounds Date: June 9 • 913-648-2873 Festival and clan gathering Highland dancing, athletic games. The Woodlands 9700 Leavenworth Rd. 913-299-9797 Dog racing year-round and Horse racing in the fall. Wyandotte County Fairgrounds 1405 N. 98th St. • 913-788-7898 Dates: July 27 - August 4 Family fun! Check it out for your next business or private event. Where to stay... Comfort Inn 234 N. 78th •913-299-5555 Conveniently located right off 1-70 and 78th Street. For a complete list of activities, contact the Kansas City Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau 727 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101 913-321-5800 • 800-264-1563 • www.kckcvb.org Choose Hampton Um, AndWeHTake Care Of the Best. A good night s rest isn't all you'll get at Hampton Inn. You 11 also find all the hospitality and services you expect from the nations greatest hotel value. • Wdkine distance to Wal-Mwt, Anplebwu. • -. Red Lobster, Target, Tucsom and Amiuillo Grill • Frw deliixt: hn-akFui liar t-vury inorniiif; from 6 a,m. DO 10 a.m. • liidoiir poiil .Hid sp.i • Fitness riioiii • Guest laundry • Free local piione calls • In room cofFcc makers • HBO • Choice of smoking and non smoking rooms • Hospitality suite/meeting room • Extended stay rooms avaUable Proud member of: (®)™ Point? Hilton HHonors- 8i MlleS 100% Satrsfaction. We Guarantee it."^ 401 W. SchiUingRd. / Salina, KS 67401 Phone (785) 823-9800 / Fax (785) 823-9808 Reservations: 1-800-HAiyiPTOIi or call us Direct

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