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the website is great. Love the history.
John Jones
Keller, TX
SE Kansas
Iola Explorations
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Iola Explorations | Architecture

100 Year Old Historic Homes

From mansions built in the 1880s to houses ordered from Sears, Iola has them all!

1904 Court House Clock

Once 7 stories high in the sky!

America's Best Inn and Regency Inn

Soooo, what would the doctor orders after a long day on the road or on the trail?

Court House clock face

One of the four clock faces from the 1904 court house tower is on the square (south side) The other one you can find...look in a historic spot.


Eleanor Roosevelt worried about typhroid fever and the spread of germs. See our "Eleanor."

Funston Boyhood Home - Original Site

If you can find the old smokehouse, you'll find the old Funston home site.

Historic Allen County Jail

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, visit the jailor's quarters which is above the graffiti covered walls of the cells.

Largest Downtown Square in USA!

Find out why we are the largest downtown square in the Nation!

The Thomas Bowlus Fine Arts Center

What does Henry Mancini, Minnie Pearl, Buster Keaton, Cemetery Art and Pinocchio all have in common?

WPA projects

Think you can build it better? WPA projects are still here and can be seen throughout the town.
contact info
Donna Houser
205 E. Madison Ave
Iola, KS 66749
Phone: 620.228.0439
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