Posted in Kansas November 15, 2015 by Annie Everything You’ll Ever Need To Know About Kansas From A To Z How well do you know your ABCs? No, not those ABCs; I mean the ABCs of Kansas! Sing it with me now: During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date. A is for Agriculture. Flickr/U.S. Department of Agriculture Kansas has a rich history in agriculture and currently leads the world in wheat, grain sorghum, and beef production. B is for Brownback. Wikimedia Commons Every Kansan has a strong opinion (one way or the other) of the 46th Governor. C is for Chiefs. Flickr/Eric and Abbie Harper Kauffman Stadium may be on the Missouri side, but they're OUR team! D is for Dodge City. Wikimedia Commons Are you familiar with the term "Get out of Dodge!"? The Dodge being referenced is our very own Dodge City! E is for EMAW. Flickr/Wesley Fryer Because EVERY man should be a wildcat fan! F is for Farmers. Flickr/One Day Closer The backbone of our country. G is for the Garden of Eden. Wikimedia Commons The poster child of roadside attractions. H is for Humidity. Flickr/Nannydaddy WHY MUST IT ALWAYS BE SO STINKING HUMID?! I is for Ike. Wikimedia Commons Ike liked Abilene and we like Ike! J is for Jayhawk. Flickr/Franklin B Thompson Rock Chalk, you beautiful bird, you! K is for Konza Prairie. Flickr/Adam Sparks Located in the heart of the rolling Flint Hills is the Konza Prairie in all its colorful glory! L is for (USP) Leavenworth. Wikimedia Commons The medium-security federal prison was once the home of James Earl Ray, Phillip Garrido, and Michael Vick. M is for Meadowlark. Wikimedia Commons The Western Meadowlark is the state bird of Kansas. N is for Nebraska. Wikimedia Commons We go WAY back with this northern neighbor! (See: Kansas-Nebraska Act.) O is for Ozarks. Flickr/usacetulsa This fact actually surprised me: There is a stretch of Ozarks in the southeast corner of Kansas. P is for Pizza Hut. Wikimedia Commons The first Pizza Hut was opened in Wichita by brothers Frank and Dan Carney. Q is for Quilting. Flickr/Molly Dilworth Did you know that there are close to 100 quilt shops in Kansas alone?! The more you know! R is for Royals. Flickr/Tyler Silvest #WeTookTheCrown S is for Sunflowers. Flickr/Ken Slade They don't call it the Sunflower State for nothing... T is for Topeka. Wikimedia Commons Our beloved capital city! U is for University. Flickr/Jimmy Emerson, DVM Kansas is home to 31 universities, including the highly accredited Kansas State University (Manhattan) and University of Kansas (Lawrence). V is for Verrückt. Schlitterbahn Kansas City Facebook The world's tallest water slide (measuring in at 168") resides in KC. W is for Wheat. Flickr/Pam Morris On average, Kansas produces 328 million bushels of edible gold per year. X is for XXX. Flickr/Missouri News Horizon Has anyone else noticed that there are A LOT of adult bookstores along I-70?! Y is for Yellow Brick Road. Flickr/Zoë *insert your own Wizard of Oz joke here* Z is for Zoo. Flickr/Kansas Tourism Kansas is home to more than a dozen different zoos, small animal parks and sanctuaries. Give me your Kansas ABCs in the comments!