Yeppers, it’s a real thing! The 8 Wonders of Kansas!
As we were reading the plaque outside it mentioned that St. Fidelis Church is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. That’s a thing? How have we missed this for so many years??
So we explored this beautiful church, knowing we were gonna need to research this more for sure!
The most impressive part: “The stone for this massive Romanesque structure came from a quarry seven miles south. The extracting of the stone, loading it, hauling it, and then dressing it was a gigantic task and an amazing feat considering that it was accomplished without automatic lifts and power tools.”
We also stopped at The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene. This is the home he grew up in, unmoved even.
But it was after 5:00 by then (although we thought it was 4:00 cause we hadn’t changed our clocks back from being on Mountain time and thought it was odd they closed so early!) so we will have to revisit this one!
Sheri informed us there’s a kids’ presidential library passport that you can get and kids can collect stamps at each one! Which got us researching yet again. And guess what? This library is one of the 8 Wonders too!!
Here they all are, cause I know you are on the edge of your seat:
Big Well, Greensburg
Kansas Wetlands Complex of Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge
Cosmosphere, Hutchinson (boys went to this one!)
Kansas Underground Salt Museum
Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
Monument Rocks and Castle Rock
St. Fidelis Church
The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve