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I just wanted to send my congratulations for the wonderful 4th of July Fireworks display. It was fantastic, awesome, beaut...
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A History of Wamego

Wamego was founded in 1866 as a support community for the Kansas Pacific Railroad, which began building its mainline westward in 1863.

Columbian Theatre, Museum, and Art Center

The Columbian Theatre was built in the late 1890s by businessman J.C. Rogers to house artifacts he retrieved from the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition at Chicago.

Ditto-Leach House

Constructed in 1890, the Ditto-Leach House was built to resemble a Villa in the suburbs of Messina, on the island of Sicily. With its stained glass windows, 21 gables and 70+ windows, this is an attraction for all to see.

Dutch Mill

The Old Dutch Mill was built in 1879 by a Dutch immigrant east of town; it was moved stone by stone to its present location in 1924.

Meinhardt Historical Farm Equipment Museum

Jim Meinhardt, president and CEO of KanEquip, headquartered in Wamego, enjoys restoring antique farm equipment. That passion turned into a collection that is now housed in its own museum.

Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie

Located on a 50-acre hilltop three miles south of Wamego, the Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie is dedicated to Capt. William Mitchell and the Beecher Bible and Rifle Colony, part of the Underground Railroad. Between 1857 and 1860 slaves seeking freedom crossed this land ...

Wamego Historic Museum and Prairie Village

Come meet Abigail, a full-body taxidermy buffalo who is on display at the Wamego Historic Museum. The village includes a one-room schoolhouse, an 1850s log cabin, the first jail in Pottawatomie County, a chapel, and much more.
contact info
Wamego Chamber of Commerce – Kara Holle, Event and Tourism Coordinator
529 Lincoln St.
Wamego, KS 66547
Phone: 785.456.7849
Wamego Chamber of Commerce – Daryn Soldan, Executive Director
529 Lincoln St.
Wamego, KS 66547
Phone: 785.456.7849
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