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- Anderson Co. Courthouse
- "The Square"
- The Walker Art Collection
- Anderson County Museum
- Harris House
- Prairie Spirit Rail Trail
- Santa Fe Depot
- Garnett House (Lighthouse Hotel)

Dedicated July 4, 1902, the courthouse was designed by George P. Washburn and depicts Romanesque architecture. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

Surrounding the Anderson County Courthouse, "the square" as residents call it, is a collection of graceful structures built in the late 1800's which house clothing and gift stores, antique shops, offices, banks and eating establishments.

In memory of his mother, Maynard Walker's donation is of mostly early twentieth century American paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, including works by John Stewart Curry, Edouard Manet and Jean Baptiste Corot. The Collection is housed in the Dorothy Archer Room in the Garnett Public Library.

Displays and memorabilia of early Anderson County. Open by appointment.

Built in 1888 by Peter Brandt, the Victorian style house was donated to the Anderson County Historical Society by the Dr. C. B. Harris family. Refurbished in 1986, the house can be seen by appointment.

 

The walking and bicycling trail which opened March, 1996, is a smooth asphalt surface inside the city limits. Nostalgic street lights, ornamental trees, flowers and native grasses align the trail.

The depot was renovated in 1996 and serves as a resting place for trail users and tourist information center. Picnic facilities, restrooms, concession area (vending machines), and trail lounge.

First hotel in Garnett, built in 1858. Private residence. Listed on the National Registry of Historical Places.

Calendar of Events

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

Spring

Rainbow Trout Season- Catch tagged fish for prizes!
Home, Lawn and Garden Show
Easter Egg Hunt
MS Walk-A-Thon
American Cancer Society's Relay For Life
March For Parks- Prairie spirit Rail Trail
City Wide Garage Sale
A.A.U.W. Square Fair- Craft festival
T.C.I. Golf Tournament

Summer

National Trail Day- Prairie Spirit Tail Trail
Go-Kart Races- Enduro and sprint courses
Liberty fest
Fishing Derby
Anderson County Fair

Fall

Lake Garnett Cruisers- Classic auto Show
City Wide Garage Sale
Volksmarch
Halloween Carnival

Winter

Kris Kringle Kraft Day
Christmas Homes Tour
City of Lights
Lighting Ceremony and Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade

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