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Alcove Springs leads the list of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Geography

After six weeks of voting and 12,401 votes later, it’s time to announce the 8 Wonders of Kansas Geography.  Thanks to all of you that participated!  We had more schools than ever vote in this contest. 

In alphabetical order:

Alcove Spring, Blue Rapids

Coronado Heights, Lindsborg

Four-State Lookout, White Cloud

Gyp Hills Scenic Drive and Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway, Barber & Comanche Counties

Konza Prairie, Manhattan

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, Canton

Mushroom Rock State Park, Ellsworth County and Rock City, Minneapolis

Pillsbury Crossing, near Manhattan

Information about the 8 Wonders of Kansas can be found at www.8wonders.org.

 Here is the list of the other 16 finalists:

Arikaree Breaks, Cheyenne County
Bartlett Arboretum, Belle Plaine

Big Basin Prairie Preserve, Clark County

Brenham Meteorites, near Haviland

Cimarron National Grassland, Morton County

Cross Timbers State Park, near Toronto

Elk River Hiking Trail, Montgomery County

Geographic Center of the Contiguous United States, Lebanon

Kaw Point Park, Kansas City

Lake Scott State Park, Scott County
Mined Lake Wildlife Area, Cherokee, Crawford & Labette counties

Mount Sunflower, Wallace County

Native Stone Scenic Byway, Wabaunsee & Shawnee counties

Post Rock Scenic Byway, Ellsworth, Lincoln & Russell counties

Schermerhorn Park, near Galena

Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Hays

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