June 18, 2009

State Fair Ride, Kansas

Photograph by Joel Sartore

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel and Culture Photos

A glowing top in a dizzying spin, the Remix II dazzles patrons wandering the Kansas State Fair midway after dark. Though state fairs sprang up as agricultural and educational venues, carnival rides are now must-haves. The state fair is the largest annual event in Kansas, and assistant fair manager Lori Mulch says it offers "a perfect blend of old-time favorites and new high-tech scream machines."

See more photographs from the June 2008 feature story "State Fairs."


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