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?

Tessa had a lot to say on this subject!

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.

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about Jessica

During her time as senior copywriter at Esurance, Jessica wrote about everything from automotive trends to insurance tips to driving dogs (it’s a thing!). In her free time, you can find Jessica hiking with her dog (who cannot drive), devouring a good mystery, or very slowly learning Spanish.