HISTORICAL, HERITAGE, & RELIGIOUS POINTS OF INTEREST

Whether you’re looking to explore the past or blaze a trail for a new adventure, the Flint Hills has something for everyone. From lakes and waterfalls to historic courthouses and trails, you are sure to find something to pique your interest. Shop antiques till your heart’s content, hunt wild turkey and deer, zip around the lake with a speed boat, and enjoy a night under the stars on the prairie. All this awaits you in the Flint Hills of Kansas!

HISTORICAL & HERITAGE

Marion

Historic Elgin Hotel www.historicelginhotel.com

Marion County Courthouse http://www.marionks.us/tourism_attractions.php

Historic Santa Fe Depot http://www.marionks.com/tourism_depot.php

Marion Historical Museum http://www.kansastravel.org/marionmuseum.htm  http://www.marionks.net/museum.php

Central Park & Booker Spring http://www.kansastravel.org/centralparkspring.htm

Old Hill School, Marion http://www.getruralkansas.com/Marion/165Explore/849.shtml

Pilsen

Father Kapaun’s St. John Nepomucene Catholic church http://hfpmc.org/churches/st-john-nepomucene-pilsen

Hillsboro

Friesen Dutch Mill http://www.cityofhillsboro.net/museums.html

William F. Schaeffler house, Hillsboro http://www.cityofhillsboro.net/museums.html

Kreutziger Schoolhouse, Hillsboro http://www.cityofhillsboro.net/museums.html

Mennonite Settlement Museum, Hillsboro http://www.cityofhillsboro.net/museums.html

Florence

The Old Opera House in Florence now the Flint Hills Bakery http://flinthillsmarketandbakery.com/

Harvey House http://florenceks.com/text/local/local_harvey_house.htm

Old Arnold Schoolhouse, Florence http://www.getruralkansas.com/Florence/245Explore/1529.shtml

Crystal SpringS http://www.getruralkansas.com/Florence/245Explore/1564.shtml

Peabody

1880s Main Street http://www.peabodyks.com/peabody-main-street.htm

Russian Immigrants Mass Grave, Florence  http://florenceks.com/text/local/local_cemetery.htm

Peabody Printing Museum http://www.marioncountybusinessdevelopment.com/tourism/attractions/printingmuseum.html

Morgan House, Peabody http://www.peabodyks.com/

Peabody Historical Museum, Peabody http://www.peabodyks.com/area-attractions.htm

Goessel

Mennonite Heritage & Agriculture Museum, Goessel http://www.goesselmuseum.com/

Antelope

Amelia Park Bridge, Antelope http://landmarkhunter.com/169274-amelia-park-bridge/

Clements

Clements Stone Arch Bridge, Clements/Chase County http://www.clementsbridge.org

Cedar Point

Cedar Point Mill, Cedar Point http://www.cedarpointmill.com/history/

Matfield Green

Pioneer Bluffs, Matfield Green http://pioneerbluffs.org/

Herington

Railroad Museum Annex http://skyways.lib.ks.us/towns/Herington/museum

Newton

Kauffman Museum, Newton https://kauffman.bethelks.edu/

Mennonite Settler Monument, Newton https://ml.bethelks.edu/issue/vol-68/article/art-that-works-newtons-mennonite-settler-monument/

Cottonwood Falls

Chase County Courthouse http://chasecountychamber.org/chase-county-courthouse/

Strong City

Strong City Depot & Railroad Park http://chasecountychamber.org/strong-city-depot/

El Dorado

Kansas Oil Museum, El Dorado http://www.kansasoilmuseum.org/

Freedom Memorial, El Dorado  https://www.travelks.com/listing/freedom-memorial/4066/

Abilene

Eisenhower Presidential Library and Home https://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/index.html

Seelye Mansion, Abilene http://www.seelyemansion.org/

Lebold Mansion http://www.kansastravel.org/leboldmansion/

Old Abilene Town https://www.travelks.com/listing/old-abilene-town/202/ http://www.abilenecityhall.com/index.aspx?NID=9

Greyhound Hall of Fame, Abilene http://greyhoundhalloffame.com/

Council Grove

Madonna of the Trail, Council Grove https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_of_the_Trail

https://www.councilgrove.com/historicsites

Post Office Oak, Council Grove https://www.councilgrove.com/historicsites  https://www.travelks.com/listing/post-office-oak/45/

Farmers & Drovers Bank in Council Grove https://www.councilgrove.com/historicsites

Old Bell Monument, Council Grove https://www.travelks.com/listing/old-bell-monument/3594/

https://www.councilgrove.com/

Emporia

Schmidt Museum of Natural History, Emporia https://www.travelks.com/listing/schmidt-museum-of-natural-history/2715/

Topeka

Kansas Museum of History, Topeka https://www.kshs.org/museum

 

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Abilene & Smoky Valley Excursion Train http://www.asvrr.org/

Pilgrim Ranch Retreat, Cottonwood Falls http://pilgrimranch.com/

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge https://www.maxwellwildliferefuge.com/

Prairie Rose Ranch http://prranchks.prairierosechuckwagon.com/

Flying W Ranch http://www.flinthillsflyingw.com/

 

CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

Emma Chase Friday Night Music in Cottonwood Falls https://www.facebook.com/EmmaChaseMusic

Symphony in the Flint Hills Gallery http://chasecountychamber.org/symphony-in-the-flint-hills-gallery/