This is the only Kansas guidebook you'll ever need. A sturdy, coil bound book with 480 pages features all 105 counties, 515 cities, lists 4,500 attractions, 843 eateries and 1,600 color photos. It's the perfect gift for any occasion and a highly sought after companion guide for those with an explorer spirit.
In June 2012, Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe, rolled onto the highway in a new GMC Terrain loaned by Midway Motors of McPherson and wrapped in colorful vinyl proclaiming they were on an Explorer Research Voyage to all 626 cities in Kansas to prepare for the new Kansas Guidebook for Explorers 2.
After four years on the road researching and a year of writing, it is so fun to tell about the results: a coil-bound book with 4,500 entries and 1,600 pictures. Many will be pleased to note that 843 of those entries are restaurants, cafes, diners and dives! We have included things to see and do in 515 of the 626 incorporated cities and added offerings from 97 unincorporated towns such as Strawberry, Sunflower and Home.
The book was edited by Bobbie Pray of Lawrence, designed by Marci's sister, Liz King, and printed by Mennonite Press in Newton.