Today, we’re excited to announce our arrival in Kansas! Drivers in America’s heartland can now look to Esurance for reliable coverage, great discounts, and a bevy of useful tools that make car insurance easy, smart, and modern. And we’ll admit we’ve gone a little Kansas crazy around here in preparation.
To welcome the newest state into our family (and educate our readers on all things Kansas), we asked Esurance associates from the Sunflower State to give us the hot scoop on their hometown. If you ever plan a trip to Kansas consider us your unofficial guides to Kansas tourism.
Special thanks to our Kansas experts (who also double as car insurance experts), Angela V., Ed W., Tessa D., Teresa B., and Kendra W.
Kansas facts — what every visitor should know
If you had to describe Kansas in one word, what would it be?
- FLAT – Angela
- Jayhawks – Ron
- Flat – Tessa
- Homey – Kendra
(FYI: Ed and Kendra tell us Kansas isn’t as flat as people think.)
How would you describe Kansans?
- Very nice, helpful – Angela
- All-American, down to earth – Ed
- Laid back – Ron
- Friendly, courteous, fun – Tessa
- Down to earth [with] just the right amount of country in their blood – Kendra
What is a distinctly Kansan thing to do?
- Mud bogging. – Tessa
- Taking high school senior pictures in either a wheat field or sunflower field … people from other states have to use corn! And going outside when the tornado sirens go off. – Kendra
What kind of culinary specialty is Kansas known for?
- Beef – Angela
- Anything beef – Tessa
- Barbeque! – Kendra
(You know, yesterday just so happened to be Cow Appreciation Day!)
What is your favorite restaurant in Kansas?
- Waffle House – Ed
- Scotch and Sirloin in Wichita – Tessa
- Daimaru Steakhouse in Salina – Kendra
What is your favorite hidden gem in Kansas?
- The architecture at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary – Ed
- The Blind Pig Sports Lounge and the Cozy Inn (a burger place) in Salina – Kendra
Which Kansas attractions do you recommend someone visit?
- The largest ball of twine, of course! [Kansas also has] a lot of old forts located throughout [the state] that are really neat to see. – Angela
- The geographical center of the U.S. in Lebanon, Kansas. Also, the Carrie Nation House in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. – Ed
- The University of Kansas in Lawrence – Ron
- Kansas Underground Salt Museum in Hutchinson – Kendra
Tessa had a lot to say on this subject!
- Little House on the Prairie Museum in Independence
- Kansas Cosmophere and Space Museum in Hutchinson
- Dorothy’s House & Land of Oz in Liberal
- The Big Well and Meteorite in Greensburg
- Dalton Defenders Museum in Coffeyville
- Boston Corbett’s — the man who killed John Wilkes Booth — Home (which was literally a hole) in Concordia
- Fort Riley
Thanks everyone for your insight! And welcome, Kansas!
Tell your Kansas friends
If you have friends and family in the great state of Kansas, don’t forget to let them know we’re there.