Wamego Explorations |
Wamego was founded in 1866 as a support community for the Kansas Pacific Railroad, which began building its mainline westward in 1863.
Experience a "Blast From the Past" as you tour former U.S. Missile Silo Base Site #7 in Wamego. Built in 1961 during the Cold War, the missile silo is now a private residence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.