Every issue of KANSAS! tells a story through inspiring words and vibrant photography that captures the beauty and essence of our state. Features and photo essays highlight a variety of topics - from the people and communities to the food and cultures, as well as the striking scenery and beautiful landscapes that make Kansas a unique place to live and visit.
First published in the winter of 1945 as an industry newsletter by the Kansas Industrial Development Commission, KANSAS! has grown to become an international award winning household magazine. With over 25,000 loyal subscribers in all 50 states, 35 countries, and six continents around the world. In 2014, KANSAS! was honored as "Magazine of the Year" by the International Regional Magazine Association.
KANSAS! magazine is published quarterly by the Tourism Division of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism. The magazine's home office is in Topeka, Sunflower Publishing in Lawrence oversees design, and McCormick Armstrong of Wichita manages printing and distribution. KANSAS! is funded through annual subscriptions, retail sales, and Kansas advertising partners. The magazine also produces a beautiful annual calendar and specialty guides.