Kansas sunflower field growing into popular attraction

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Visitors are flocking to a Kansas sunflower field to take in the picturesque views.

“It’s gorgeous! It’s just stunning. It’s a piece of art all in it’s own,” said Jessica Grimes.

“They are yellow and pretty!” said Aiden Edwards, 10.

The Klausmeyer Dairy Farm in Clearwater is home to nearly 40 acres of blooming sunflowers.

“This is our first year with sunflowers. We just thought why not,” said Debbie Klausmeyer with Klausmeyer Dairy Farm Tours.

The family owned business farms milo, corn, soybeans and wheat. Debbie said they were looking to plant an alternative crop this year and sunflowers seemed like the right fit.

“They always say don’t put all of your eggs in one basket,” said farmer David Klausmeyer. “I thought, well, I will try it and see what happens.”

Now that the flowers are blooming people are showing up to the fields in droves.

“They’re out here laughing and having a good time. A lot of traffic. A lot of people going by. Neighbors wondering what’s up, why are they here, but when they see the blooms, they know why they’re here.” Debbie said.

“I see people really enjoying themselves from 2 years old all the way up to 92,” David said.

On Tuesday afternoon, KSN found about a dozen people taking pictures and walking through the rows of flowers.

“Laughter, big smile on their faces. They are just happy. How could you not be when you are around all of this?” Grimes said. “I am just blessed, blessed to be able to come out here and experience it first hand.”

“If people even drive by and look at them that’s, you know, if they get something out of that, it’s fine.” David said.

The Klausmeyer Dairy Farm is located at 8135 S 119th St W in Clearwater, Kansas. It’s free to visit the sunflower fields, but there is a donation box on site.

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