Stacy Barnes/Tourism Director – City of Greensburg, Kansas: “The Big Well is a hand-dug water well that was completed in 1888 as Greensburg’s original water supply.  It’s 109 feet deep and 32 feet across.  And its been our long-time tourist attraction and what we’re famous for.  Every small town needs their little unique tourist attraction and this has been ours for decades.”

Market to Market Reporter: “And this is the biggest one in the Midwest, or…?”

Stacy Barnes/Tourism Director – City of Greensburg, Kansas: “…In the world that we are aware of.”

Stacy Barnes/Tourism Director – City of Greensburg, Kansas: “The 5.4.7 Arts Center is a Leed Platinum building.  And it was designed and built by University of Kansas architecture students.  It does have some reclaimed materials, not from the storm, but wood from an ammunition warehouse near Lawrence and some other recycled materials.  And it now serves as a community art center.  We have classes and art exhibits in the gallery space and other events throughout the year.”

Stacy Barnes/Tourism Director – City of Greensburg, Kansas: “I grew up in Greensburg and graduated from high school in 2000.  I went to K-State and then got a job in Lawrence, Kansas and was living there at the time of the tornado.  I decided to move back just to be a part of everything that’s happening here and be a part of the rebuilding process.”

Stacy Barnes/Tourism Director – City of Greensburg, Kansas: “People are interested in getting the updates of what we’re doing, where we’re at, and want to come see it if they haven’t or they have recently.  And I think are impressed with what we’ve done so far.”