Monday, February 04, 2008

8 Wonders of Kansas

The nominations were opened, the votes were cast, the numbers tallied, and the winners of the 8 Wonders of Kansas are....

  • Big Well, Greensburg
  • Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Barton and Stafford counties
  • Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, Abilene
  • Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson
  • Kansas Underground Salt Museum, Hutchinson
  • Monument Rocks and Castle Rock, Gove County
  • St. Fidelis Catholic Church (Cathedral of the Plains), Victoria
  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Chase County
According to the organizers, more than 24,000 people from all 50 states cast votes. The only place on the list that we’ve been to is the Tallgrass Prairie, and it truly is a spectacular landscape, in a subtly beautiful way. We were a little disappointed that the World’s Largest Ball of Twine (one of the finalists) didn’t make the winner’s circle. Maybe it was the fact that several other claimants think they have the world’s largest ball.

Tallgrass Prairie, National Park Service/Wikipedia