Greensburg, KS Rebuilds
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Written by Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism   
Thursday, February 23, 2017 07:31 PM

On May 4th, 2007, 95% of Greensburg, Kansas was destroyed by an EF5 tornado. But this is not what defines them. Greensburg has rebuilt as one of the greenest cities in the United States. They have been featured as one of Budget Travel’s 2011 Coolest Small Towns in America, seen in 2013 USA Today’s Sustainability magazine, and appeared on TV in Planet Green’s series, Greensburg.

In 2017, Greensburg will be celebrating 10 years of pioneering and innovation in rebuilding their community with sustainability in mind. Over the May 4-7th weekend, they will memorialize those who perished, will commemorate the town's successes and will look forward to what the future has in store for the community. Discover Greensburg’s unique attractions and their rebuilt, restored and rethought community. For more information, visit or contact Stacy Barnes, Greensburg Tourism Director, [email protected]