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What To Do | History

100 Year Old Historic Homes

Location: Iola

From mansions built in the 1880s to houses ordered from Sears, Iola has them!
Address: 302 Colborn (see story)
Iola, KS 66749

1870 School Bell

Location: Burlingame

Ringing in the next generation
Address: 323 N Dacotah
Burlingame, KS 66413

1904 Court House Clock

Location: Iola

Once 7 stories high in the sky!
Address: 1 Madison Avenue southeast side of the downtown square
Iola, KS 66749

1938 Ford Pumper Fire Truck

Location: Burlingame

Through the flames and back again
Address: 117 W. Dacotah
Burlingame, KS 66413

24 on 24

Location: Glasco

A basketball team's off court work put a highway on the map! In 1915, the Red Line Basketball team, a Glasco town team, played from Kansas City to Colorado in the evening, and painted red stripes on telephone poles by day. The road and town boosters gained unexpected fame
Address: 129 E. Main
Glasco, KS 67445

9th Street Steps

Location: Marysville

WPA Retaining Wall Project - locally known as "The Wall"
Address: 9th and Carolina
Marysville, KS 66508

A Chocolate Lover's Paradise

Location: Iola

Come taste the best mistake in candy making!
Address: 20 S. Washington Avenue
Iola, KS 66749

A History of Wamego

Location: Wamego

Wamego was founded in 1866 as a support community for the Kansas Pacific Railroad, which began building its mainline westward in 1863.
Address:
Wamego, KS 66547

A Town on the Move

Location: Ulysses

The story of how Ulysses moved its whole stead three miles!
Address: 300 E. Oklahoma
Ulysses, KS 67880

Alcove Spring

Location: Blue Rapids

A very historical site on the Oregon Trail and the National Register of Historic Places is nestled in the hills north of Blue Rapids. The spring was named in 1871 by a member of the ill-fated Donner-Reed Party.
Address: Tumbleweed Road off of N. U.S. 77
Blue Rapids, KS 66411

Allen County Historical Museum

Location: Iola

In a building buit before 1900, Allen County's history is alive and well. Don't wait to come in.
Address: 20 S. Washington Avenue
Iola, KS 66749

America's First Patented Helicopter

Location: Goodland

William J. Purvis saw a child playing with a toy whirligig in a candy store. That was the inspiration for America's First Patented Helicopter.
Address: 1717 Cherry
Goodland, KS 67735

Anntie M's Attic

Location: Waterville

You are invited to promenade through women's history while relishing vintage clothing, hats and accessories that adorned women from the 1870's through 1980's. Refreshments from a Victorian tea to 50's malt shop specials can be enjoyed by guests upon request.
Address: 109 E Commercial
Waterville, KS 66548

Antonino Town and Post Office

Location: Antonino

By the 1890s and 1900s, more Catholic German-Russians from Munjor bought land and started farms in Lookout Township. Travel across the pastures and prairies to weekly church services in Munjor grew difficult, and so local landowners donated twenty acres for a new townsite.
Address: Antonino Rd. & 210 Ave.
Antonino, KS

Audacious Boutique

Location: Iola

This is part of a renaissance for downtown Iola... come look inside the old bank building to see what it has morphed into!
Address: 23 E. Madison Avenue
Iola, KS 66749

B-29 Memorial

Location: Great Bend


Address: 9047 6th Street
Great Bend, KS 67530

Ball of Twine

Location: Cawker City

Farmer Frank Stoeber started saving used twine in his barn in 1953. The ball of twine was moved to Cawker City and now visitors take photos and add twine to make it even bigger.
Address: 800 Wisconsin St
Cawker City, KS 67430

Bandstand in the town square

Location: Humboldt

Humboldt's town square has a beautiful two- level bandstand in the center. With no courthouse, all sides of the square can be seen.
Address: 9th St and Bridge St
Humboldt, KS 66748

Barnes State Bank Museum

Location: Barnes

The restored Barnes State Bank Building, originally built in 1911 is home to the "Barnes State Bank Museum" and "Always Christmas Shoppe".
Address: 107 Railroad Avenue
Barnes, KS 66933

Barton County Historical Society Museum & Village

Location: Great Bend

Interpretive site and displays
Address: 85 S. Hwy. 281
Great Bend, KS 67530

Battle Canyon

Location: Scott City

A monument overlooks a cave, canyon, and the bluffs where the Northern Cheyenne hid, waiting in ambush for the U.S. Cavalry.
Address: 1 mile south of Lake Scott State Park
Scott City, KS 67871

Bergen's Blacksmith Shop

Location: Goessel

Now closed, it was the oldest continuously-open business in Goessel
Address: 210 E. Main
Goessel, KS 67053

Bethany Lutheran Church

Location: Lindsborg

In 1882 Lindsborg's first performance of Handel's "Messiah" was held in Bethany Lutheran Church.
Address: 320 N Main
Lindsborg, KS 67456

Big Chief Drive In

Location: Oswego

From headstones to burgers and more
Address: 606 Merchant
Oswego, KS 67356

Bird City Community

Location: Bird City


Address: U.S. 36
Bird City, KS 67731

Black Squirrel City

Location: Marysville

Black squirrels? In Kansas? Sure enough, it's true. Entering Marysville from any direction there are signs proclaiming "Marysville, Kansas - Black Squirrel City".
Address: 10th & Oak
Marysville, KS 66508

Blacksmith Coffee Roastry

Location: Lindsborg

Housed in one of Lindsborg's oldest structures, Holmberg & Johnson Blacksmith & Wagonshop.
Address: 122 N Main St
Lindsborg, KS 67456

Blue Rapids Historical Society Museum

Location: Blue Rapids

Rotating themed exhibits every four months and hosts special events. It houses collections of local historical significance from former and current residents.
Address: 36 Public Square
Blue Rapids, KS 66441

Bohemian Cultural Center/Alton Cafe

Location: Alton

Located in former Bohemian Hall from next door Smith County.
Address: 602 Mill
Alton, KS 67623

Border Town Trading Post

Location: Coolidge

An original 1880's general store that was considered one of the largest between Denver and Kansas City in the 1880's
Address: 110 Coolidge Ave
Coolidge, KS 67836

Boston Corbett Dugout

Location: Concordia

One of Concordia' most "colorful" residents was the man who shot John Wilkes Booth after he assassinated President Lincoln.
Address:
Concordia, KS 66901

Brick Streets

Location: Valley Falls

Why is 8th street paved with concrete when most of the streets are brick?
Address: 412 Broadway
Valley Falls, KS

Bronze Pony Express Horse & Rider

Location: Marysville

Larger than life bronze Pony Express Horse and Rider
Address: 7th and Broadway
Marysville, KS 66508

Brooker Central Park

Location: Marion

The focus of the community, since first settlers came. Look for the antique fountain, dating back to 1884.
Address: 620 East Main
Marion, KS 66861

Buffalo Bill double life-sized bronze sculpture

Location: Oakley

The "Legend of the Birthplace of Buffalo Bill". What's it all about and where can you find out?
Address: 3083 U.S. 83
Oakley, KS 67748

Buffalo hunters' deaths spark battle

Location: Goodland

Several buffalo hunters were killed by Native Americans on Beaver Creek, part of a chain of events leading to the Battle of Sappa Hole.
Address:
Goodland, KS 67735

Capuchin Franciscan Friars Sculpture

Location: Victoria

A sculpture by Hays artist, Pete Felten, depicts the Capuchin Franciscan Friars who served as priests in the new Ellis County communities.
Address: 900 Cathedral Ave.
Victoria, KS 67671

Cemeteries and Memorials

Location: Osage City


Address: Hwy 31 north of Osage City
Osage City, KS 66523

Cemeteries of Lecompton

Location: Lecompton

Cemetery census of burials in Lecompton and Kanwaka Townships in Douglas County, Kansas includes names of the deceased' spouse and parents where possible.
Address: PO Box 68
Lecompton, KS 66050-0068

Centennial History of Olsburg

Location: Olsburg

Most previous histories of Olsburg say that the town began in 1880 when the Kansas Central Railroad ran its line through this part of the prairie and Oscar and C.W. Fagerberg opened up a general store. To taste the real flavor of the times we need to go back further...
Address:
Olsburg, KS

Central Branch Railroad

Location: Waterville


Address: 126 S. Kansas
Waterville, KS 66548

Charles Linkenauger House

Location: Burlingame

1867 best house on the block
Address: 313 E. Santa Fe Avenue
Burlingame, KS 66413

Charlie Melvin Mad Bomber Run and Festivities

Location: Iola

Runners, walkers, spectators join the fun on Iola's famous square where a multitude of activites are going to be held.
Address: 1 N. Washington Avenue
Iola, KS 66749

Chautauqua County Courthouse

Location: Sedan

This building was completed in 1918 at a cost not to exceed $50,000.
Address: 200 N Chautauqua
Sedan, KS 67361

Chicago White Sox and New York Giants

Location: Blue Rapids

The 100th Anniversary will be celebrated on September 21, 2013 with lots of fun and a historic real ballgame on the same field! You won't want to miss the excitement and activities! Located along the famous "White Way" Hwy that joins Chicago with Colorado Springs.
Address: K-9 Riverside Park (Marshall Co Fairgrounds)
Blue Rapids, KS 66411

Chief Opothleyahola

Location: Yates Center

(Hu-pui-hilth-Yahola)
Address:
Yates Center, KS 66783

Chisholm Trail Monument

Location: Clearwater

Stand exactly where the cattle roamed the plains. This monument marks the ground where herds of cattle and cowboys passed through Clearwater on their way to Wichita.
Address: 1200 E. Ross
Clearwater, KS 67026

Chisholm Trail Mural

Location: Clearwater

Experience this 80 foot mural, located on the front of the Clearwater Historical Museum, depicting the early history of Clearwater. Clearwater is the only Kansas town that exists solely because of this trail.
Address: 149 N. 4th
Clearwater, KS 67026

City Hall

Location: Bird City


Address: 111 East Bressler
Bird City, KS 67731

City Hall graffiti

Location: Lebanon

Evidence of a Prime Time Crime.
Address: Chicago and Main Streets
Lebanon, KS 66952

City of Lebo Mural

Location: Lebo

A great mural showing the historical buildings and other historical information about Lebo.
Address: Beside city hall
Lebo, KS 66856

Civil War self guided tour

Location: Humboldt

The night was a glow, by the flames of the burning town.
Address: 107 S. 9th
Humboldt, KS 66748

Civil War Statue

Location: Kinsley

A truly unique memorial to those who fought and perished in the Civil War.
Address: 2 miles west of Kinsey on 1st Street
Kinsley, KS 67547

Claire Windsor

Location: Cawker City

Silent movie star grew up in Cawker City, changed her name and ended up with a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.
Address:
Cawker City, KS 67430

Cloud County Historical Museum

Location: Concordia

How many museums have a plane hanging from the ceiling, allow you to play in water, ring bells and lock your sibling in jail? Experience this and more!
Address: 635 Broadway
Concordia, KS 66901

Coffee Mill Row

Location: Goodland

When Rock Island Railroad made Goodland into a sectional headquarters, railroad workers poured in. They needed housing and Coffee Mill Row, named for the coffee grinders the houses resembled, was born.
Address: 14th and Caldwell
Goodland, KS 67735

Cold War Missile Silo Base/Private Residence

Location: Wamego

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.
Address: 16795 Say Rd.
Wamego, KS 66547

Columbian Theatre, Museum, and Art Center

Location: Wamego

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.
Address: 521 Lincoln St.
Wamego, KS 66547

Comanche County Courthouse

Location: Coldwater

1928 Modern Eclecticism style
Address: 201 S. New York
Coldwater, KS 67029

Comforts of Home City Jail

Location: Lecompton

City Jail circa 1892-1902. All the Comforts of Home!
Address: Across alley west of 319 Elmore Street
Lecompton, KS 66050

Constitution Hall

Location: Lecompton

Finalist for 8 Wonders of Kansas History! See the legislation chamber where The Lecompton Constitution was drafted-Where John Calhoun, James Lane, Sheriff Sam Jones and other famous and infamous movers and shakers of Kansas Territory walked from 1855-1861. Exhibits & Maps
Address: 319 Elmore, P.O. Box 198
Lecompton, KS 66050

County Seat Fight

Location: Goodland

A legal slugfest between upstart Goodland and established Eustis ended with Goodland as the winner of the Sherman County seat prize.
Address: 1102 Main
Goodland, KS 67735

Cowley County Historical Museum

Location: Winfield

Learn interesting tidbits about the history of Cowley County.
Address: 1011 Mansfield St
Winfield, KS 67156

Cromwell Dixon

Location: Smith Center

Boy Genius, Inventor, Aviator, Boy Aeronaut
Address:
Smith Center, KS 66967

Crystal Springs

Location: Florence

The ever flowing springs in Florence
Address:
Florence, KS 66851

Custom harvesting machinery invented here

Location: Inman

The self propelled silage cutter was first built at Inman and started an industry. Pete Froese built the first one and was soon commerciall built by the Plett brothers on Inman's Main street
Address: 103 N Main PO Box 125
Inman, KS 67546

Dale Miller

Location: Florence

Like the Eveready Bunny...he keeps on goin'.
Address:
Florence, KS 77951

Dalton Gang Bank Robbery and Hitching Post

Location: Dexter

The Dalton Gang's last successful bank robbery occurred in Dexter.
Address: 131 S. Main
Dexter, KS 67038

Dalton Gang Hideout

Location: Meade

Escape with the Dalton Gang through the tunnel and away from the law!
Address: 502 S. Pearlette
Meade, KS 67864

Delaware Cemetery

Location: Lansing

Historic country cemetery.
Address: near 26199 County Road 5
Lansing, KS 66043

Delaware River

Location: Valley Falls

A river that went from "Grasshopper" to Delaware
Address:
Valley Falls, KS 66088

Desperate Indian Battle at the Forks of Beaver Creek

Location: Smith Center

Address:
Smith Center, KS

Discovery of Helium

Location: Dexter

The gas that wouldn't burn.
Address:
Dexter, KS

Ditto-Leach House

Location: Wamego

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.
Address: 910 5th Street
Wamego, KS 66547

Don Nichols Car Collection

Location: Iola

Hawaii and Iola, Kansas...what do we have in common? Come visit to find out!
Address: 224 N Washington
Iola, KS 66749

Don the Great Dane

Location: Lebanon

92 year old dog.
Address: Kanza House Genealogical Library and Museum
Lebanon, KS

Doughboy Statue

Location: Onaga

See one of the few WW1 Doughboy statues in Kansas
Address: Intersection of Leonard & 4th St.
Onaga, KS 66521

Downs Depot

Location: Downs

A handsome brick structure built in 1917 after the first depot built of wood burned in 1916.
Address: Railroad Park
Downs, KS 67437

Doyle Creek Mercantile and Corral

Location: Florence

A quaint shop with a cute little wax granny will greet you as you enter the shop.
Address: 510 Main Street
Florence, KS 66851

Doyle Place

Location: Florence

1882 Limestone Home on Doyle Creek
Address: 1123 North X Ranch Road
Florence, KS 66851

Dream Theatre

Location: Russell

3-D movie theatre
Address: 629 N. Main
Russell, KS 67665

Drill Stem Sign

Location: Piqua

The Rural Water District sign reflects the rich history of the building.
Address: 302 S. Hill Street
Piqua, KS 66761

Drug Store Museum

Location: Lincoln

1880's to 1920's pharmacy history with tours and demonstrations.
Address: 161 E Lincoln Ave
Lincoln, KS 67455

Dutch Mill

Location: Wamego

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.
Address: East side of City Park on 4th Street
Wamego, KS 66547

Early Pioneers of Victoria Historical Landmark

Location: Victoria

This marker is dedicated to two groups of settlers in Victoria.
Address: U.S. 40 & Ball Park Road
Victoria, KS 67671

Edwards County Museum and Sod House

Location: Kinsley

Pull over at the Midway Park for a rest, picnic and take your picture at the famous Midway USA sign. Oh, and don't forget the Edwards County Historical Society Museum and Sod House.
Address: Junction of U.S. 50 and 56
Kinsley, KS 67547

El Cuartelejo Pueblo

Location: Scott City

El Cuartelejo Pueblo Ruins
Address: Located in Lake Scott State Park
Scott City, KS 67871

El Quartelejo Museum

Location: Scott City

El Quartelejo is a unique pueblo style museum located on the west side of Scott City.
Address: 902 W. 5th
Scott City, KS 67871

Eleanor

Location: Iola

Eleanor Roosevelt worried about typhroid fever and the spread of germs. See our "Eleanor."
Address: West of Iola on U.S. 54 in cemetery
Iola, KS 66749

Elementary School

Location: Munjor

Prior to the Munjor Elementary School building becoming operational in 1974, the two-story limestone building at 882 Main was the schoolhouse for Munjor. children.
Address: 894 Main
Munjor, KS 67601

English Cemetery

Location: Victoria

This location is the final resting place for 18 Scottish and British pioneers who were some of the original community members.
Address: 100 Angus Drive
Victoria, KS 67671

Ennis-Handy House

Location: Goodland

Mary Ennis built this Queen Anne mansion in 1907 for $5,000. The grand lady has lived through a period as a boarding house and a funeral home between periods as a private home. The Sherman County Historical Society purchased it in 2001 and it is now open for tours.
Address: 202 W. 13th
Goodland, KS 67735

Episcopal Church

Location: Logan

Most historical building in Logan
Address: 210 Washington
Logan, KS 67646

Eschbaugh Advertising and Prairie Pallet Studio & Gallery

Location: Wilson

A silk screening business and gallery built from the recycled Dakota sandstone of Wilson's old Union Pacific Railroad Depot.
Address: 3945 205th Rd
Wilson, KS 67490

Estey Pipe Organ

Location: Burlingame

Celebrating 100+ years of faithful service
Address: 322 S. Topeka Ave.
Burlingame, KS 66413

Ever wonder where the trail ends?

Location: Abilene

Come to Abilene and see where the Chisholm Trail ended in the beginning.
Address: 201 NW Second Street
Abilene, KS 67410

Father Juan De Padilla

Location: Herington

First Christian martyr in the United States
Address: 501 North Broadway
Herington, KS 67449

Federated Church

Location: Burlingame

Strength in Union
Address: 322 S. Topeka Avenue
Burlingame, KS 66413

Fick Fossil and History Museum

Location: Oakley

11,000 shark teeth, a house made of grass roots, a fifteen foot long fossil fish, and more! But is a Fick a what or a who?
Address: 700 West Third
Oakley, KS 67748

Fire House Museum

Location: Seneca

See the 1922 Stutz Model K Engine and other fire equipment on display
Address: 6th & Main
Seneca, KS 66538

First Democratic Headquarters in Kansas Territory

Location: Lecompton

1850's limestone cabin served as the first Democratic Headquarters. Seems "Dems" were either few or very crowded!
Address: East 2nd Street
Lecompton, KS 66050

Flooded: The Republican River bursts its banks

Location: Goodland

Goodland author Joy Hayden has written a book, 1935 Republican River Flood, about the worst disaster that river basin has ever seen.
Address: 925 Main
Goodland, KS 67735

Floral Hall

Location: Blue Rapids

The Marshall County Fair has been held in the Blue Rapids Park since 1916 and Floral Hall is one of the mainstay buildings.
Address: Riverside Park (Marshall Co Fairgrounds)
Blue Rapids, KS 66411

Floyd A. Riggs Memorial Comic Book Collection

Location: Morland


Address: 511 Main
Morland, KS 67650

Fouch's Cabin

Location: Longton

Shortly after the Great Depression, the Fouch family built a home out of railroad ties
Address: 304 W. 2nd ( U.S. 160 )
Longton, KS 67352

Founder Memorial

Location: Cawker City

Drinking fountain memorial to namesake for Cawker City.
Address: City Park
Cawker City, KS 67430

Frank Carlson Library

Location: Concordia

Politician extraordinaire! Frank Carlson served as a state representative, governor,and senator. He was well respected and is responsible for the Presidential Prayer Breakfast.
Address: 702 Broadway
Concordia, KS 66901

Frank Walker Museum

Location: Stockton

The Rooks County Historical Society invites you to the Frank Walker Museum in Stockton to see the history of Rooks County come alive.
Address: 921 S. Cedar
Stockton, KS 67669

Frankfort Jail

Location: Frankfort

Address: 114 E. 2nd Street
Frankfort, KS 66427

Funston Boyhood Home - Original Site

Location: Iola

If you can find the old smokehouse, you'll find the old Funston home site.
Address: North of Iola on the Old 169 Hwy (State Street)
Iola, KS 66749

G.A.R. Monument

Location: Westmoreland

Located in the city cemetery and dedicated to Civil War vetarns
Address: Pine Street
Westmoreland, KS 66549

Galva Museum

Location: Galva

Visit our local museum to explore the history of Galva.
Address: 204 S Main
Galva, KS 67443

General Hiram Bull

Location: Alton


Address: 602 Mill
Alton, KS 67623

Geographic Center of the 48 Contiguous States

Location: Smith Center

There is something special about standing in the exact center of the United States - or at least 48 of them. More people than you can imagine still take time to do it
Address:
Smith Center, KS 66952

George Custer and the doomed patrol

Location: Goodland

Lt. Lyman Kidder was sent to find Lt. Col. George Custer. Instead Custer found Kidder -- what was left of him.
Address:
Goodland, KS 67735

George Grant Memorial

Location: Victoria

George Grant was the founder and leader of the English colony of Victoria and he brought the first Angus cattle to America in 1873.
Address: 100 Angus Drive
Victoria, KS 67671

George Grant Villa

Location: Victoria

Grant came to America in 1872 in search of a place to build a country estate on which to retire. This became reality when his 2-story home constructed of native limestone overlooking Big Creek was completed.
Address: 2680 Grants Villa Rd.
Victoria, KS 67671

German Village with Six Names

Location: Munjor

The origins for the name of the town of Munjor go back to the German people who established villages along the Volga River in Russia around 1764 to 1768.
Address:
Munjor, KS 67601

Globe Refiners Olympic Gold Medal Basketball Team

Location: McPherson

How many towns in Kansas can claim to be the home of the first-ever Olympic Gold Medal Basketball Team? Only one we know of -- McPherson. We're proud of our place in Kansas basketball history, come see where the Refiners played at our Community Building 121 E. Marlin Street.
Address: 121 E. Marlin St.
McPherson, KS 67460

Goodland Post Office

Location: Goodland

Goodland's Post Office changed names and locations before settling into the current office, which was built by the New Deal's Works Progress Administration.
Address: 124 E. 11th
Goodland, KS 67735

Great Train Robbery ends in Goodland

Location: Goodland

Two men robbed passengers and murdered a man in Colorado. Their Great Train Robbery ended in a Goodland shoot-out that killed them both.
Address: 925 Main • PO Box 927
Goodland, KS 67735

Gridley Cemetery

Location: Gridley

Because of a tragic accident, the Gridley Cemetery was founded.
Address:
Gridley, KS 66852

Gridley Mural

Location: Gridley

Early history displayed on one of the town's oldest buildings.
Address: 403 Main
Gridley, KS 66852

Grow A Beard!

Location: Minneapolis

Lincoln's Little Girl lived in Delphos, Kansas. Grace Bedell wrote to Lincoln to grow a beard!
Address:
Minneapolis, KS

Gypsum Auditorium

Location: Gypsum


Address:
Gypsum, KS 67448

Harvey House Museum

Location: Florence

Fred Harvey started his first Fred Harvey Restaurant and Hotel in Kansas by the Santa Fe Railroad in Florence.
Address: 220 Marion Street
Florence, KS 66851

Havana Stage Station

Location: Burlingame

Just a stone's throw away
Address: 4.5 miles west of Burlingame on K-31
Burlingame, KS 66413

Höglund Dugout

Location: Lindsborg

The Höglund Dugout is a prime example of pioneer problem-solving--how to build a home without lumber.
Address: 3 miles north of Lindsborg on 13th Ave. & 1 mile west on Coronado Road turn south on 12th, 2.1 miles.
Lindsborg, KS 67456

Herington Historical Museum

Location: Herington

A walk through the museum will take you back through time.
Address: 800 S. Broadway
Herington, KS 67449

Heritage Square and the Swedish Pavilion

Location: Lindsborg

What does Rosenbad (the Swedish equivalent to Capitol Hill) have in common with Lindsborg's Swedish Pavilion?
Address: 120 Mill St
Lindsborg, KS 67456

Hesperian Library City Museum

Location: Cawker City

Historic Library being restored to original greatness to become Cawker City Museum.
Address: 7th Street and Lake Drive
Cawker City, KS 67430

Historic Adobe Museum and The Hotel Edwards

Location: Ulysses

Two buildings rooted in the 1800s and renovated in the 20th century.
Address: 300 E. Oklahoma
Ulysses, KS 67880

Historic Allen County Jail

Location: Iola

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, visit the jailor's quarters which is above the graffiti covered walls of the cells.
Address: 201 N. Jefferson Ave
Iola, KS 66749

Historic Brooker Springs

Location: Marion

Historic spring used by early settlers.
Address: 620 E. Main St.
Marion, KS 66861

Historic Courthouse & Genealogical Library

Location: Marysville

This stately Romanesque building is visible coming into Marysville from any direction.
Address: 1207 Broadway
Marysville, KS 66508

Historic Elgin Hotel

Location: Marion

Amidst the Flint Hills of Kansas stands the Historic Elgin Hotel, the region’s finest fully-renovated boutique hotel. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Elgin's 19th century limestone building provides a unique venue to rest, relax and reconnect.
Address: 115 N. 3rd St.
Marion, KS 66861

Historic Florence Water Tower

Location: Florence

Historic stand pipe water tower built in 1887
Address:
Florence, KS 66851

Historic Koester Block

Location: Marysville

A square of commercial & residential buildings built during the last half of the 19th century and early 1900's, and listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places. The entire block was given by the Koester Family to the City of Marysville in 1977.
Address: 10th & Broadway
Marysville, KS 66508

Historic Railroad Depot

Location: Morland

Cattlemen's Special and more!
Address: K-85
Morland, KS

Historic Signs around the square

Location: Iola

The largest historic square in the United States! We have historic buildings and now we have historic signs that you can read as you walk around the large but quaint downtown square
Address: square walking tour
Iola, KS 66749

Historic Trails Park & Rope Ferry

Location: Marysville

The Rope Ferry in this park is a replica of the craft used by pioneers, Pony Express riders and other trails travelers.
Address: 101 North 10th Street
Marysville, KS 66508

Historic Trego County Jail

Location: WaKeeney

This unique jail was ordered for the sum of $2,570 in 1889.
Address: 216 N. Main Street
WaKeeney, KS 67672

Historical Buildings

Location: Great Bend

Historic buildings around Great Bend.
Address: 3007 10th St.
Great Bend, KS 67530

Historical I.O.O.F. Park

Location: Barnes

Built in 1920 the I.O.O.F. Park is a community memorial park featuring the smallest Bandshell in Kansas, built in 1940 as part of the WPA Projects.
Address: Corner of Center and 1st Ave.
Barnes, KS 66933

Historical shrine church

Location: Valley Falls

See the oldest Lutheran Church west of the Missouri River.
Address: 901 Elm Street
Valley Falls, KS 66088

Historical Society

Location: Clyde


Address: 216 South Grant
Clyde, KS 66938

History of the Carnahan Creek Area

Location: Olsburg

The History and Stories of the Carnahan Creek Area will help you to better understand and appreciate this scenic drive, its people and its history.
Address:
Olsburg, KS 66520

History of the Opera House mural

Location: Goodland

Turn back the hands of time at the mural on Goodland's former Opera House.
Address: 1002 Main
Goodland, KS 67735

History of Victoria

Location: Victoria

Just as the railroad had a major impact on the town's development, the completion of I-70 in 1966 had a big impact on the physical development of Victoria.
Address: 1005 4th Street
Victoria, KS 67671

Hoisington 1919 and 2001 Tornadoes

Location: Hoisington

The small rural town of Hoisington was ravaged by two destructive tornadoes. The fury of mother-nature is unpredictable.
Address:
Hoisington, KS 67544

Hoisington Historical Museum

Location: Hoisington

Address: 120 E 2nd St
Hoisington, KS 67544

Hoisington History Mural

Location: Hoisington


Address: 114 N Main
Hoisington, KS 67544

Home of 34th President

Location: Abilene

Original location of President Eisenhower's home, where he grew up. Also a Winner of the Original 8 Wonders of Kansas!!
Address: 200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410

Home on The Range Cabin

Location: Smith Center

The historic cabin, where the State Song of Kansas "Home on the Range" was written in 1871. Restoration of the original cabin is complete. Enjoy: Nature Walking Trails Restored original cabin Information Stations Scenic Natural Area
Address: 90 Road and private drive to cabin
Smith Center, KS 66967

Horses slept at the Inn

Location: Minneapolis

Mill Street Inn has the distinction of being a barn repurposed for a doctor office, repurposed for a luxurious inn!
Address: 431 Mill Street
Minneapolis, KS 67467

How Goodland got its name

Location: Goodland

Goodland could have been called Fairyland, according to the most widely accepted story about the town's name. Goodland has proven to be a very appropriate name for the fertile lands of Sherman County.
Address:
Goodland, KS 67735

Humboldt Historical Museum

Location: Humboldt

The Museum is a collection of Humboldt's past.
Address: 2nd and Neosho
Humboldt, KS 66748

I-70 Lighted Cross

Location: Wilson

60-foot tall stand-alone steel structure, with lights, built to look like a cross from any direction.
Address: 9th Road and Avenue C
Wilson, KS 67490

Ingleboro Bed and Breakfast

Location: Smith Center

This Old Victorian Mansion provides a wonderful retreat.
Address: 319 N. Main
Smith Center, KS 66967

International Pancake Day Race

Location: Liberal

Women of Liberal have been racing against women of Olney, England for over 62 years.
Address: 318 N. Lincoln
Liberal, KS 67901

Interstate 70

Location: Goodland

The concrete ribbon named Interstate 70 brings Goodland to the world and the world to Goodland.
Address: Exit 17
Goodland, KS 67735

Iola Colborn's grave site and memorial

Location: Iola

How did Iola get her name?
Address: West of Iola on Hwy 54
Iola, KS 66749

Iola Free Public Library

Location: Iola

Hidden or missing skeltons in your family? Where can you go to get help?
Address: 208 E. Madison Avenue
Iola, KS 66749

Iola Register

Location: Iola

Proudly serving Iola for 4 generations!
Address: 302 S. Washington Ave
Iola, KS 66749

Iron Cross at Saint Francis Cemetery

Location: Munjor

As you stroll through this small country cemetery you will notice the beautiful metal art works that are the iron cross grave markers for many of the early Munjor pioneers.
Address: SW Kazan Street
Munjor, KS 67601

Iron Cross at St. Catherine Cemetery

Location: Catharine

Iron crosses were used to mark the graves.
Address:
Catharine, KS

Iron Crosses

Location: Victoria

110 iron cross grave markers stand out among the traditional stone monuments in St. Fidelis Cemetery.
Address: 1600 Cathedral Ave.
Victoria, KS 67671

Jail House Rock

Location: Lebo

Sandstone jail built in 1890
Address: 210 N Pine
Lebo, KS 66856

Jamestown United Methodist Church

Location: Jamestown

First a Catholic Church, now a United Methodist Church
Address: 502 Walnut St., P.O. Box 247
Jamestown, KS 66948

Jedediah Smith

Location: Ulysses

The famous fur trader who disappeared at the Lower Cimarron (Wagon Bed) Springs.
Address: From Ulysses, 8 miles south on K-25, and 3.5 straight south on Wagon Bed Springs Road. Follow the signs.
Ulysses, KS 67880

Kalida Castle Cave

Location: Yates Center

Above-ground cave is evidence of the town
Address: 964 Osage Road
Yates Center, KS 66783

Kansas Motorcycle Museum

Location: Marquette


Address: 120 N. Washington
Marquette, KS 67464

Kansas Oil & Gas Museum

Location: Great Bend

History of oil and gas production
Address: 5944 10th Street
Great Bend, KS 67530

Kanza House Genealogical Library

Location: Lebanon

A little library jam packed with ancestry and mixed in with artifacts.
Address: School Avenue and Main Street
Lebanon, KS 66952

Known but to God: Goodland’s unknown soldiers

Location: Goodland

Six unknown soldiers rest forever in Goodland Cemetery. Who they were and how they came to be buried in Goodland remains a mystery.
Address: North Main and Road 66
Goodland, KS 67735

Koester House Museum

Location: Marysville

Completed in 1876, this Victorian home is still luxuriously furnished with Koester belongings, including portraits, clothing, toys, books, furniture and household items.
Address: 919 Broadway
Marysville, KS 66508

L. K. & W. Train

Location: Olsburg

The centerpiece of the park is a miniature version of an L. K. & W. train, located where the original train track ran through town.
Address: 401 2nd St.
Olsburg, KS

La Cygne Historical Society Museum

Location: La Cygne

Watch history come to life. Visit the museum as we catalog our artifacts and set up displays.
Address: 300 N Broadway
La Cygne, KS 66040

Lansing Correctional Facility

Location: Lansing

The oldest penitentiary in Kansas.
Address: 301 E. Kansas Avenue
Lansing, KS 66043

Lansing Historical Museum

Location: Lansing

Local history museum in an 1887 train depot.
Address: 115 E. Kansas Avenue
Lansing, KS 66043

Largest Downtown Square in USA!

Location: Iola

Find out why we are the largest downtown square in the Nation!
Address:
Iola, KS 66749

Last Indian Raid Museum

Location: Oberlin

September 1878 was the date of the last Indian raid in Kansas. Sadly, it resulted in the death of 40 Kansas settlers and herders. Nineteen of them were killed here in Decatur County.
Address: 258 S. Penn
Oberlin, KS 67749

Lebold Mansion

Location: Abilene

Abilene is home to two Winners of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Architecture. Both homes were built after the Chisholm Trail had moved on to Ellsworth, KS. They both have very unique architecture, one is Georgian style and the other is a Victorian style.
Address: 106 N Vine Street
Abilene, KS 67410

Lifetiles Murals

Location: Marysville

3 Interactive Murals that come to life when you walk in front of them. One dedicated to the Pony Express, one dedicated to trains, and one dedicated to the history of Marysville.
Address: 7th and Broadway
Marysville, KS 66508

Lincoln County Historical Complex

Location: Lincoln

Kyne House Museum, Topsy School, Complex and Victorian Home all tell the history of the county and the people who made it what it is.
Address: 216 W. Lincoln Avenue
Lincoln, KS 67455

Lincoln Park

Location: Cawker City

What was once beautiful Oak Trees on Oak Creek flooded after a history of Chautauqua's, prisoner of war camp, and church camps.
Address: Western edge of town on U.S. 24
Cawker City, KS 67430

Lincoln Park

Location: Russell

A park full of art!
Address: Lincoln Street
Russell, KS 67665

Lindsborg City Hall

Location: Lindsborg

Built in 1887.
Address: 104 E Lincoln
Lindsborg, KS 67456

Little Dog Lost Trail

Location: Westmoreland

A walking trail leads from the Oregon Trail Park at Scott Springs to the Museum Complex. Named in memory of a little dog who sat by the highway day after day waiting for its family to return. Located within the Oregon Trail Park at Scott Springs.
Address:
Westmoreland, KS 66549

Little Red Schoolhouse

Location: Beloit


Address: 3041 U.S. 24
Beloit, KS 67420

Little Sister of Liberty

Location: Liberal

This miniature Liberty was designed to celebrate BSA's 40th Anniversary
Address: 519 N. Kansas
Liberal, KS 67901

Logan Area Historical Museum

Location: Logan

Exhibits historical artifacts of Logan
Address: 217 / 219 W. Main Street
Logan, KS 67646

Longton City Jail

Location: Longton


Address: 103 E 5th
Longton, KS 67352

Lower Cimarron (Wagon Bed) Springs on the Santa Fe Trail

Location: Ulysses

An oasis for travelers and their animals through the desert on their way to Santa Fe, New Mexico
Address: From Ulysses, 8 miles south on K-25, and 3.5 straight south on Wagon Bed Springs Road. Follow the signs.
Ulysses, KS 67880

Lucas City Jail

Location: Lucas

The old limestone jail was used to house inmates until 1959.
Address: 118 W 2nd
Lucas, KS 67648

Major General Frederick Funston Home, Museum & Statue

Location: Iola

Part of this home was built before Kansas was a state, and it is still alive with history!
Address: 18 S.Washington Avenue
Iola, KS 66749

Manter Dam

Location: Johnson City

A WPA dam that wasn't completed
Address: Northwest of Manter
Johnson City, KS 67855

Mariadahl Cemetery

Location: Olsburg

Find the unique carving in the center of the cemetery. Be sure to look at both sides! Headstones written in Swedish are common here.
Address:
Olsburg, KS 66520

Mariadahl Orphan Home

Location: Olsburg

The building of Tuttle Creek Reservoir has impacted Olsburg in a variety of ways. Explore the relocated cemetery and discover their deep Swedish roots.
Address: K-16 1/2 mile west of Olsburg
Olsburg, KS 66520

Mariadahl Steeple

Location: Olsburg

Mariadahl Lutheran was the first Lutheran church west of the Mississippi River.
Address: 111 K-16
Olsburg, KS 66547

Marion Bonner Exhibit Murals

Location: Leoti

Leoti native and paleontologist Marion Bonner is honored with an exhibit featuring some of the fossils he discovered in the area along with murals painted by his son, Chuck Bonner, depicting prehistoric times in western Kansas.
Address: 201 North 4th Street
Leoti, KS 67861

Marion City Historical Museum

Location: Marion

Filled with treasures from the early days of Marion.
Address: 501 E. Main
Marion, KS 66861

Marion City Library

Location: Marion

Books in a train depot?
Address: 101 Library Street
Marion, KS 66861

Marquette Community Library

Location: Marquette

1887 bank houses today's library
Address: 121 North Washington
Marquette, KS 67464

Martin and Osa Johnson & Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum

Location: Chanute

Relive the adventures of Martin and Osa Johnson, who were the first to send back photos and film from Africa in the 1920s and 30s.
Address: 111 N. Lincoln
Chanute, KS 66720

Marysville High School

Location: Marysville

1939 WPA Project
Address: 12th & Walnut
Marysville, KS 66508

McPherson County Courthouse

Location: McPherson

The McPherson County Courthouse clock tower has a notorious history and while the tower is closed to public tours, you can enjoy the beautiful limestone architecture any time.
Address: 117 N. Maple St.
McPherson, KS 67460

McPherson Opera House

Location: McPherson

Once described as "the finest opera house of its kind between Kansas City and Denver" the McPherson Opera House has been lovingly restored by a dedicated group of volunteers.
Address: 219 S. Main St.
McPherson, KS 67460

Meade County Historical Museum

Location: Meade

Walk the boardwalk to explore historic Meade
Address: 200 E. Carthage
Meade, KS 67864

Meinhardt Historical Farm Equipment Museum

Location: Wamego

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.
Address: 18035 East K-24
Wamego, KS 66547

Memorial Wall for Allen County Veterans

Location: Iola

From the War of 1812 to now, veterans have their name on the wall, look for your family and friends.
Address: 1 Madison Avenue
Iola, KS 66749

Mennonite Brethren Cemetery

Location: Goessel

Oldest cemetery in Goessel
Address: 104 S. Cedar
Goessel, KS 67053

MHS Football Stadium

Location: Marysville

WPA project still in use today.
Address: 10th & Spring
Marysville, KS 66508

Mid-America Air Museum

Location: Liberal

Get up close and personal with aviation history.
Address: 2000 West Second Street
Liberal, KS 67901

Midway USA

Location: Kinsley

Kinsley hit the cover of the "Saturday Evening Post" with the distinction of being the half-way point between San Francisco and New York in 1939.
Address: 1021 U.S. 56
Kinsley, KS 67547

Miller's Park

Location: Lucas

Folk Art Environment from the 1930's
Address: 201 South Main Street
Lucas, KS 67648

Mitchell County Historical Museum

Location: Beloit

From the roots of Kansas agriculture, the Gable Farmstead and the Manifold Band to legendary Spirit of Waconda Springs. The Mitchell County Historical Museum tells the many stories of our community and heritage.
Address: 420 W. 8th
Beloit, KS 67420

Molly the Trolley

Location: Iola

Is it Molly? Is it Millie? Ride the trolley to find out the scoop on why she has "Millie" painted on her!
Address: 208 W. Madison Avenue
Iola, KS 66749

Monument Rocks

Location: Oakley

These towering majestic rocks will leave you breathless. Be sure to bring your camera!
Address:
Oakley, KS 67748

Morland Mysteries

Location: Morland

No one seems to know the answers....
Address:
Morland, KS 67650

Morland Tragedies

Location: Morland

Historical tragedies in the area
Address:
Morland, KS 67650

Mount Calvary Cemetery

Location: Lansing

Catholic cemetery with three Medal of Honor recipients.
Address: 1011 N. Desoto
Lansing, KS 66043

Mount Mitchell

Location: Alma


Address: East off of K-99 near Wabaunsee
Alma, KS 66547

Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie

Location: Wamego

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 ...
Address: 3 1/2 miles south of Wamego
Wamego, KS

Mount Muncie Cemetery

Location: Lansing

One of the oldest cemeteries in the state.
Address: 1500 North 8th Street
Lansing, KS 66043

Munjor Becomes a Town

Location: Munjor

Munjor was founded in August 1876 by German immigrants who came from Obermonjour, Russia, a small village along the Volga River.
Address:
Munjor, KS 67601

Museum of the Great Plains

Location: Leoti

Old West history is just the tip of the iceberg of what you'll see when you stop in the Museum of the Great Plains!
Address: 201 N. 4th
Leoti, KS 67861

National Foundation for Carnival Heritage Center

Location: Kinsley

Love a Carousel? Remember the days of old when the carnival came to town? Popcorn, Lemonade, side shows, carnival rides and Cotton Candy. Step into the past for a nostalgic ride on the Midway!
Address: 112 and 200 E. 6th, second floor
Kinsley, KS 67547

National Orphan Train Museum

Location: Concordia

Between 1854 and 1929 over 200,000 children were sent from New York to new homes across America. This museum will touch your heart like no other. descargar musica
Address: 300 Washington Street
Concordia, KS 66901

Nemaha County Historical Museum

Location: Seneca

Former Nemaha County jail and sheriff residence, built in 1879
Address: 113 North 6th
Seneca, KS 66538

Nemaha County Veterans Memorial Wall

Location: Seneca

Commemorating Seneca and Nemaha County veterans
Address: Corner of U.S. 36 and K-63
Seneca, KS 66538

Ness County Historical Society & Museum

Location: Ness City

Step into the historic Beardslee building to learn all about the History of Ness County.
Address: 123 Pennsylvania Ave
Ness City, KS 67560

Newspaper

Location: Burlingame

First and Foremost with the News
Address:
Burlingame, KS 66413

No chickens running at large!

Location: Lebo

One of the normal ordinances of the time, but more of an amusing and interesting ordinance today.
Address:
Lebo,

No Goosing in Gridley

Location: Gridley

Because of the many incidents of "goosing" in 1911, Gridley outlawed the practice.
Address: 503 Main
Gridley, KS 66852

Oak Lawn Cemetery

Location: La Cygne

Experience the beauty of nature while searching for your roots or researching local history at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Address: intersection of North 1st Street and Swan Street
La Cygne, KS 66040

Oakley Shucks!

Location: Oakley

The Buffalo Bill Cultural Center shares and preserves the history of hand corn husking. Find out how corn was shucked before there were tractors and combines. Great photo opportunity!
Address: 3083 U.S. Hwy. 83
Oakley, KS 67748

Oil boom houses

Location: Plainville

A housing boom during the oil boom accounts for small homes
Address: Commercial, 8th Street, & Section Line
Plainville, KS 67663

Old Arnold School House

Location: Florence

This historical limestone school house is now a beautiful residence.
Address: 111 West 6th Street
Florence, KS 66851

Old City Jail

Location: Wilson

Cylindrical two-story limestone structure built in 1907 as a watertower.
Address: South and east of Senior Center, 511 25th St.
Wilson, KS 67490

Old jail

Location: Lebanon

Not much crime in this town, the jail only held 4
Address: North Pine and Railway Avenue, south side of Lebanon
Lebanon, KS 66952

Old Poor Farm Crosses

Location: Iola

Mystery and lore surrounds these white crosses in front of the site of the former Allen County Poor Home.
Address: 5 miles north on Old Highway 169 (State Street)
Iola, KS 66749

Oldest Church Pipe Organ

Location: Cawker City

Oldest church pipe organ in Kansas built in 1886 now in Cawker City's United Methodist Church.
Address: 608 Lakeside Drive
Cawker City, KS 67430

Olsburg Racetrack

Location: Olsburg

Olsburg was once the happenin' place to be when horse races were held at the track just northeast of present day Greenwood Park.
Address:
Olsburg, KS

One small step toward equal rights for women

Location: Goodland

Goodland took a small step in the fight for voting rights in a 1909 special election.
Address: 120 W. 12th
Goodland, KS 67735

Oregon Trail Park at Scott Springs

Location: Westmoreland

Natural underwater springs with covered wagon and sculptured oxen
Address: South K-99
Westmoreland, KS 66549

Oswego Post Office

Location: Oswego

Not all the art in the post office is on the stamps.
Address: 819 4th Street
Oswego, KS 67356

Our Story

Location: Clyde

Clyde has so many stories that speak of its rich history and the characters that created it. Read on to learn one such story involving liquor, tainted election, deceit, and trickery which ultimately led to Clyde being swindled out of the permanent county seat.
Address: 412 Washington
Clyde, KS 66938

Palco Public Library

Location: Palco


Address: 311 Main Street
Palco, KS 67657

Palco Township Hall

Location: Palco


Address: 500 Main
Palco, KS 67657

Pershig/Prairie Gem One Room Schoolhouse

Location: Elk Falls


Address:
Elk Falls, KS

Peter Leiker

Location: Munjor

Peter was one of the original founders of Munjor in August 1876. His ancestors were part of the group of Germans who left their homeland following the end of the Seven Years War.
Address:
Munjor, KS 67601

Peter Stoecklein

Location: Munjor

Peter Stoecklein was one of the five men in the first scouting group that came from Russia in 1874 to investigate locations in the United States where the Germans from along the Volga River could establish new villages in America.
Address:
Munjor, KS 67601

Pioneer Settlement Trail Mural

Location: Blue Rapids

This mural is found by the Holm Cabin that borders the Southwest corner of the Round Town Square.
Address: SW corner of the round town square
Blue Rapids, KS 66411

Pony Express Museum

Location: Seneca

Experience a snapshot of the wild west.
Address: 4th and Main
Seneca, KS 66538

Pony Express Original Home Station #1

Location: Marysville

Only original Pony Express Home Station still standing on its original site. Oldest building in Marshall County.
Address: 106 South 8th Street
Marysville, KS 66508

Post Rock Scout Museum

Location: Lincoln

The story of scouting and other youth organizations in the United States.
Address: 161 E Lincoln Ave
Lincoln, KS 67455

Potter Opera House

Location: Coolidge

Registered on the Kansas Historic Site. This limestone two-story building is preparing for renovation.
Address: 110 Walnut St.
Coolidge, KS 67836

Presser Hall on Bethany College Campus

Location: Lindsborg

Presser Hall hosts the Bethany Oratorio Society's annual performance of Handel's "Messiah," a 130-year tradition at Bethany College.
Address: 335 E Swensson
Lindsborg, KS 67456

Prudence Crandall Historical Marker

Location: Elk Falls

19th century equal rights pioneer and educator
Address:
Elk Falls, KS

Racing from Ocean to Ocean

Location: Goodland

The 1909 Ocean to Ocean Endurance Race came through Goodland. The only picture of all four cars together was taken on Main Street. A plaque marks the place.
Address: 1011 Main
Goodland, KS 67735

Railroad Bridge

Location: Burlingame

"Where Rail Crosses Trail"
Address: East edge of Santa Fe Avenue
Burlingame, KS 66413

Railroad Museum Annex

Location: Herington

Railroad artifacts are displayed in this Rock Island Baggage Car
Address: 800 South Broadway
Herington, KS 67449

Rare Zinc Civil War Statue

Location: Iola

Did you know there are only four zinc Civil War statues in the state? Visit the old Iola cemetery to find many other historic treasures!
Address: 1400 W. 54 Highway
Iola, KS 66749

Relive Old West cattle drives in Goodland on July 4

Location: Goodland

The Old West will come alive July 4 in Goodland with the Great Western Cattle Trail Reenactment.
Address: 925 Main
Goodland, KS 67735

Rev. Dr. Carl A. Swensson

Location: Lindsborg

Founder of Bethany College.
Address: 335 E Swensson
Lindsborg, KS 67456

Riding a carousel is great fun, thanks to C.W. Parker!

Location: Abilene

C.W. Parker got his start in Abilene! The C. W. Parker carousel tells another part of Abilene's history. Charles Wallace Parker's family moved to Abilene, KS when Parker was 5yrs old.
Address: 412 S Campbell
Abilene, KS 67410

Riverside Park

Location: Iola

Camping, swimming, running, or whatever you want to do in this historic park. A new Special Needs Playground Area has recently been added!
Address: S. State Street
Iola, KS 66749

Riverside Park

Location: Oswego

This can't be Kansas!
Address: Riverside Park Drive
Oswego, KS 67356

Rock and Petrified Wood Gravestone

Location: Florence

A gravestone made from limestone and a large piece of petrified wood. Very interesting.
Address: 2371 110th
Florence, KS 66851

Rock Fences

Location: La Cygne

What do you do when you have few trees but lots of rocks on your land? Make rock fences!
Address: K-152 southwest of Prairie View High School
La Cygne, KS 66040

Rooks County Courthouse

Location: Stockton

1923 Neo-classical Revival structure
Address: 115 N. Walnut
Stockton, KS 67669

Rooks County Fairgrounds

Location: Stockton

County fair is one of the largest in the state. Historic buildings were built of native limestone dating back to the 1930's WPA era.
Address: 918 S. Elm Street
Stockton, KS 67669

Russian Immigrants Mass Grave

Location: Florence

A Small Pox epidemic hit Russian Immigrants as they traveled by train to Florence, Kansas
Address:
Florence, KS 66851

Sacred Heart Church - Emmeram

Location: Catharine

Emmeram was named after the famous church builder, Father Emmeram Kausler. The community consisted of the Sacred Heart Church and two schools. A town plot was filed with the register of deeds in 1902, but the town never materialized. A post office was established on January
Address: Emmeram Road
Catharine, KS 67671

Samuel Hunt Grave

Location: Burlingame

Herein lies the grave facts!
Address: 4.8 miles West of Burlingame on K-31 Hwy
Burlingame, KS 66413

Santa Fe Depot

Location: Chanute

One of the largest Santa Fe Depots in this area is located in Chanute. It has been renovated with private funds and now houses the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum and the Chanute Public Library.
Address: 111 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chanute, KS 66720

Santa Fe Depot Museum

Location: Osage City


Address: 508 Market Street
Osage City, KS 66523

Santa Fe Trail

Location: Great Bend

Historic trail
Address:
Great Bend, KS 67530

Sappa Park

Location: Oberlin

Nature trails, walk-in hunting, golf course, more.
Address: #1 Morgan Drive
Oberlin, KS 67749

Schneider Funeral Home

Location: La Cygne

If you enjoy unique architecture, you will find Schneider Funeral Home intriguing.
Address: 202 North 4th Street
La Cygne, KS 66040

School House

Location: Munjor

The current two story limestone building that is used as the St. Francis Parish Hall served as the Munjor School for many years.
Address: 882 Main
Munjor, KS 67601

Schools

Location: Schoenchen

Old buildings, new functions
Address: Throughout town
Schoenchen, KS

Schuyler Museum

Location: Burlingame

From text books to history books
Address: 117 S. Dacotah
Burlingame, KS 66413

See a real racing greyhound!

Location: Abilene

Come to Abilene and check out an 8 Wonders of Kansas Customs Finalist.
Address: 407 S Buckeye
Abilene, KS 67410

See artifacts from the 1904 World's Fair that was in St. Louis!

Location: Abilene

Abilene is home to two Winners of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Architecture. Both homes were built after the Chisholm Trail had moved on to Ellsworth, KS. They both have very unique architecture, one is Georgian and the other is Victorian in style.
Address: 1105 N Buckeye
Abilene, KS 67410

See, Hear Iola

Location: Iola

Every month, a guest speaker, a commercial and up to date news is there for the asking
Address: Riverside Park Council meeting hall
Iola, KS 66749

Selkirk Hand Dug Well

Location: Leoti

Built in 1887, this hand-dug well measures 24 feet in diameter and 102 feet deep.
Address: North of Highway 96
Leoti, KS

Short Block

Location: Marysville

Unique "short block" that is half as wide as a normal city block.
Address: 101 North 10th Street
Marysville, KS 66508

Sisters' Convent

Location: Munjor

The Sisters of Saint Agnes from Fond du Lac, Wisconson, served the Munjor community and were the teachers at the school from 1885 to 1967.
Address: 881 Moscow St.
Munjor, KS 67601

Slave to homesteader: The black artilleryman

Location: Goodland

William Johnson fought for freedom as a member of the 1st United States Colored Heavy Artillery. He was Sherman County's sole black Civil War veteran.
Address: North Main and Road 66
Goodland, KS 67735

Smith County Veterans Memorial

Location: Smith Center

Dedicated in 2003-Tribute to Smith County Veterans
Address: 218 S. Grant
Smith Center, KS 66967

Smoky Valley Roller Mill

Location: Lindsborg

A finalist in the 8 Wonders of Kansas! History.
Address: 120 Mill St
Lindsborg, KS 67456

Sod and Stubble driving/biking tour

Location: Downs

Based on the book by John Ise, this tour marks points of interest.
Address:
Downs, KS 67437

St. Anthony Church

Location: Schoenchen

A stone church quarried locally from native limestone and erected by the pioneers as a cornerstone of the community of Schoenchen, Kansas.
Address: Arapahoe and Church Streets
Schoenchen, KS 67667

St. Fidelis Church

Location: Victoria

Also known as "Cathedral of the Plains," it is the largest Church west of the Mississippi and is currently one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas.
Address: 900 Cathedral Avenue
Victoria, KS 67671

St. Francis Monastery

Location: Munjor

The first priests to serve Munjor came from Herzog or Hays and it was not until a suitable residence was built that Munjor finally had its own permanent priest.
Address: 884 Main St.
Munjor, KS 67601

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Location: Munjor

Construction of the first church in Munjor began in the fall of 1877 and was completed in February 1878.
Address: 883 Moscow St.
Munjor, KS 67601

St. Martin of Tours first cemetery

Location: Piqua

Children on the east and adults to the west
Address: 140 th Road
Piqua, KS 66761

Stafford County Museum

Location: Stafford


Address: 100 N. Main
Stafford, KS 67578

Stewart Hardware Store

Location: Valley Falls

Owned and operated by the same family in the same location since 1890!
Address: 412 Broadway Street
Valley Falls, KS 66088

Stone Arch Bridges

Location: Phillipsburg

Amongst beautiful old trees and green grass is where you will find these stone bridges.
Address: West Ridge Road
Phillipsburg, KS 67661

Stoney Lonesome School

Location: Iola

See walls and remnants of the old country school where Frederick Funston once taught.
Address: South on old U.S. 169 (State Street)
Iola, KS 66749

String Town

Location: Florence

This part of Florence was alive and well before the 1951 flood.
Address: 507 Park Avenue
Florence, KS 66851

Suitcase headstone

Location: Lincoln

Learn about the legend behind the famous "Suitcase Stone" of the Lincoln Cemetery
Address: Lincoln Avenue & HWY 18
Lincoln, KS 67455

Summerville Log Cabin

Location: Westmoreland

Built in 1867
Address: 507 Burkman Street
Westmoreland, KS 66549

Summit Hill Gardens

Location: Chanute

Summit Hill Gardens creates handmade soaps and lotions as well as grown heirloom plants and offers a taste of farm life.
Address: 2605 160th Road
Chanute, KS 66720

Sunflower II

Location: Barnes

A specialty shop featuring antique & primitive furniture and decorating items. I must see for those wanting unusual pieces for their home or business. Open 7 days a week, closed Christmas Day and Thanksgiving
Address: 23 N. Center
Barnes, KS 66933

Sunflower Rod & Custom Association (SRCA) Drag Strip

Location: Great Bend

Address: 455 W Barton County Rd-Expo Complex
Great Bend, KS 67530

Superior School Stage Curtain

Location: Burlingame

Final Curtain Falls
Address: 117 S. Dacotah
Burlingame, KS 66413

Territorial Capital (Lane Univ.) Museum

Location: Lecompton

Talk about 9 Lives--From incomplete capitol building to Lane University to first Lecompton Rural High School to storage facility to abandoned ruin to restored three-floor museum "chock full"of memories and genealogy library. What's next for the grand old building?
Address: 620 E Woodson Ave., PO Box 68
Lecompton, KS 66050

The Bee Hive

Location: Minneapolis

This downtown store has gone through many faces.
Address: 300 West Second Street
Minneapolis, KS 67467

The Corner Store

Location: Glasco

This is commerce in alternative form! The profit sought here is community well-being! Local and area arts and crafts are encouraged and for sale at The Corner Store. The Farmers' Market held weekly brings fresh garden produce and home baked bread and pies to Glasco.
Address: 129 E. Main
Glasco, KS 67445

The County Historian

Location: La Cygne

Are you curious about Linn County history? So was William Ansel Mitchell and his curiosity resulted in newspaper articles and eventually a book.
Address: 209 N Broadway
La Cygne, KS 66040

The Erickson Brothers, inventors

Location: Lindsborg

"And the day that served to crown our achievement did arrive...'The Machine Girl' was completed; then to be abused and ridiculed in infancy; now adopted and praised by all nations."--Charles Erickson, inventor.
Address: 104 E Lincoln
Lindsborg, KS 67456

The Flying Doctor

Location: Goodland

Dr. Marion J. (M.J.) Renner's airplane was often the difference between life and death for patients within 100 miles of Goodland. Goodland's airport bears his name and has a display about him in the terminal.
Address: 602 Renner Field Road
Goodland, KS 67735

The Great Train Robbery

Location: Goodland

In scenes that were straight from a script from a movie Western, gang members robbed a train, then died in a shoot-out northeast of Goodland.
Address: Road 22 and 68
Goodland, KS 67735

The Highway Arrow

Location: Oakley

This directional roadside sign assisted travelers driving through Oakley in the early 1900's.
Address: 200 Center Avenue
Oakley, KS 67748

The History House

Location: Sedan

Research and Browse in The Chautauqua County Historical and Genealogical Society Library and Collections
Address: 115 W Main Street
Sedan, KS 67361

The Homer Allison Outhouse Collection

Location: Elk Falls

The lifetime collection of Maryland's outhouse expert, Homer Allison. Donated to the Friends of Elk Falls in 2009, currently housed in the Pershing/Prairie Gem Schoolhouse.
Address:
Elk Falls, KS

The itinerant bell

Location: Goodland

The bell at Sherman County Courthouse's entrance traveled from the old Central School to Topeka and back to the courthouse lawn.
Address: 813 Broadway
Goodland, KS 67735

The Munjor Store

Location: Munjor

This somewhat ordinary looking building has an interesting history and was a special place to the residents of Munjor because for years it was known as the Munjor Store - the place to buy groceries in Munjor.
Address: 887 280th Ave.
Munjor, KS 67601

The Old Opera House

Location: Florence

Horse and Buggies drove up with anxious spectors for the productions at the Florence Opera House.
Address: 507 Main
Florence, KS 66851

The Original Well

Location: Yates Center

Towns people can still get water from the site of the original Yates Center well.
Address: Downtown
Yates Center, KS

The preserved hangar

Location: Goodland

The barrel hangar at Goodland's Renner Field was built by the Works Progress Administration and helped train World War II glider pilots. It was saved from destruction by two sisters who had lived there.
Address: Renner Field Road
Goodland, KS 67735

The rescued stained glass window

Location: Goodland

Old Engine 99, a stained glass window, was rescued from the trash and saved for the Goodland Public Library.
Address: 812 Broadway
Goodland, KS 67735

These park benches Rock!

Location: Plainville


Address: W. Mill and Section Line
Plainville, KS 67663

Trail City Bed & Breakfast

Location: Coolidge

An old saloon that was moved from Trail City to Coolidge in 1887. It was recently renovated into a 4 bedroom bed & breakfast.
Address: 111 Elm St.
Coolidge, KS 67836

Trego County Courthouse

Location: WaKeeney

Visit this historic courthouse which has undergone several facelifts during the past one hundred years.
Address: 216 N. Main Street
WaKeeney, KS 67672

Twin Houses?

Location: Minneapolis

Sister houses that have undergone changes.
Address: 500 W. 2nd Street
Minneapolis, KS 67467

Unbeaten: The Life of Brook Berringer

Location: Goodland

Nebraska Cornhusker quarterback Brook Berringer from Goodland set an example of service and selflessness in his brief life. He is still remembered and honored today.
Address: 13th Street and Arcade
Goodland, KS 67735

Union Pacific Caboose

Location: Victoria

In the late 1980s, the Union Pacific Railroad Company phased out many of their cabooses on their trains and the community of Victoria was selected to receive one.
Address: 603 Iron
Victoria, KS 67671

Union Pacific Gravesite

Location: Victoria

The gravesite of six railroad workers killed by Cheyenne Indians on August 1, 1867 is commemorated at this site.
Address: 3rd Street & U.S. 40
Victoria, KS 67671

United Telephone Building

Location: Goodland

Built in 1931, the United Telephone Building is a prime example of Art Deco architecture.
Address: 1003 Main
Goodland, KS 67735

Valley Falls City Park

Location: Valley Falls

Visit our lovely city park located in the center of town, occupying a full city block
Address: 701 Broadway Street
Valley Falls, KS 66088

Van Doren Park

Location: Bird City


Address: 102 North Rich Ave
Bird City, KS 67731

Veterans Memorial at the Smith County Memorial Hospital

Location: Smith Center

Veterans memorial dedicated in 1951.
Address: 614 S. Main
Smith Center, KS 66967

Veterans Memorial Park

Location: Coldwater

A beautiful park with a memorial honoring those from Comanche County who fought to defend our freedom.
Address: Main and New York
Coldwater, KS 67029

Veterans Park

Location: Florence

Inspiration and respect for veterans and a pleasant, peaceful atmosphere to sit and reflect.
Address: 430 Main Street
Florence, KS 66851

Vintage Charm Guesthouse/Bed and Breakfast

Location: Waterville

This historically restored 1905 Victorian Bed and Breakfast went from condemned to cast. Smell of down home cuisine as soon as you pass through our leaded glass peacock front door. We are non-resident innkeepers so you can enjoy the comforts of home without interruptions.
Address: 134 W Hazelwood
Waterville, KS 66548

Volga German Immigrant Statue

Location: Victoria

This lifesize statue depicts the German immigrants that came to America from Russia.
Address: 10th & Cathedral Avenue
Victoria, KS 67671

Waconda Springs

Location: Cawker City

Healing mineral pool used first by Indians and early settlers. Later many traveled for treatments at sanatorium. Now it is covered by Waconda Lake after Glen Elder Dam was built during 1960's.
Address: now under water in middle of Waconda Lake
Cawker City, KS 67430

Waller Coolbaugh 20th Century House

Location: Stockton

1905 High Classical Revival style
Address: 421 N. Walnut
Stockton, KS 67669

Wamego Historic Museum and Prairie Village

Location: Wamego

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.
Address: East 4th St. in Wamego City Park
Wamego, KS 66547

War Memorial

Location: Blue Rapids

Commemorates Blue Rapids area soldiers that lost their lives serving in WWI, WWII, Korea, or Vietnam
Address: Round Town Square
Blue Rapids, KS 66411

Washington Ames House

Location: Leoti

Restored to it's glory in 2012, this 1890s Victorian style home has weathered many years of rural changes in Leoti.
Address: 3rd and J Street
Leoti, KS 67861

Waudby's Sports Bar & Grill

Location: Russell

One of the oldest buildings in Russell
Address: 719 N Main
Russell, KS 67665

Western Kansas Saloon & Grill

Location: WaKeeney

Enjoy delicious steaks, seafood, and pasta served in an historic hardware store.
Address: 121 N. Main Street
WaKeeney, KS 67672

Western Trail Cafe

Location: Coolidge

An original bakery built in the 1880s. Being renovated into a mesquite smoked steakhouse. Planned opening is in September 2012.
Address: 55 Coolidge Ave./Front Street
Coolidge, KS 67836

Where's the fence?

Location: Minneapolis

Highland Cemetery was fenced with an iron fence and shaded by a grove of pines through 2000.
Address: K-106, east of golf course
Minneapolis, KS 67467

White Eagle Gas Station /Gilday Gas Station

Location: Osage City


Address: 5th & Holiday Streets
Osage City, KS

Whole Wall Mural

Location: Concordia

Longest brick sculpture in the U.S.
Address: 130 E 6th
Concordia, KS 66901

Winger dig site

Location: Johnson City

a view of Bear Creek where artifacts were unearthed
Address: 104 Highland
Johnson City, KS 67855

Woodson County Historical Museum

Location: Yates Center


Address: 208 W. Mary
Yates Center, KS 66783

WPA projects

Location: Iola

Think you can build it better? WPA projects are still here and can be seen throughout the town.
Address: 208 W. Madison Avenue
Iola, KS 66749

WWI Doughboy statue

Location: Oakley

One of the most reproduced life-size sculptures in the United States is a memorial statue of a World War I American soldier, the "Spirit of the American Doughboy".
Address: 126 E. Second Street
Oakley, KS 67748

WWII POW Camp Concordia

Location: Concordia

Once home to over 4,000 German POWs, Camp Concordia was the largest POW camp in Kansas.
Address: 1550 Union Road
Concordia, KS 66901
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