public art

Large metal sculpture of a Native American warrior known as the Keeper of the Plains at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers in Wichita, Kansas

20 Fun Things to Do in Wichita, Kansas

One of my favorite things about exploring the Midwest is that its destinations are often underestimated. There’s always the potential to be surprised, and what I discovered in Wichita, Kansas was no different.

Olio in Iowa's Best of 2017 (1)

Olio in Iowa’s Best of 2017

It wasn’t until I started looking back on Olio in Iowa’s best of 2017 that I realized how many new places I’d explored in the last year. It’s always interesting to see which posts resonate…

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Maasdam Wheel Art

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I found an entry about L.J. Maasdam’s wheel art on Roadside America. Most of the photos were small and showed very little of what the sculpture actually looks like, but on a whim, we got off the highway. And I’m here to let you know: it’s better than you could imagine in person…

Stored Potential - Art Installation

#throwbackThursday: Stored Potential

Winter is slowly descending over the Midwest, which means, among other things, that it’s not as easy for me to get out and explore as it is in the warmer months. So instead, I decided to create a little #throwbackThursday post for one of my favorite, now-defunct roadside oddities…