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Atchison, Kansas

Atchison, Kansas

Situated on hills and bluffs along the Missouri River, Atchison is one of the most scenic and historic towns in Kansas. Brick streets climb hills and wind along river bluffs, offering sweeping views of the river valley beyond. Grand Victorian homes with carriage houses recall glorious days when wealthy lumber merchants and railroad magnates walked the streets. No matter how many times you've seen them, you can't help but be impressed by these architectural gems, which form a stunning necklace the Missouri wears at Atchison.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Jackson Park

Jackson Park is the largest park in Atchison and the center of community fun days as well as family outtings. It is a heavily-wooded area with hiking and biking trails, play equipment, shelterhouses and picnic facilities.

Atchison, KS Parks


Amelia Earhart

Despite a few privileged years living with her grandparents in Atchison, Kansas, Amelia Earhart's childhood years were fairly transitional. Her father's job took him to Des Moines, where the family joined him a few years later. In 1913

Atchison, KS Famous People

Scenic Views

Views of the Missouri River, its bluffs and valley are dramatic every season of the year.

Atchison, KS Scenic Views

Atchison State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area

A 66 acre lake contains largemouth bass, channel catfish, redear sunfish, bluegill sunfish and black crappie. The wildlife area has about 136 acres of grass and timber open to hunting.

Atchison, KS Recreation

Things to do near Atchison, KS

The Rose of Sharon Sanctuary

The Rose of Sharon Sanctuary stands as a source of inspiration and meditation on the crest of a hill, located from Horton, 2 ...

Campbell Vineyard and Winery

What once started with 6 grape vines planted in 1997 has now transpired into more than 2 acres of vineyards. The winery was ...

Casino White Cloud

Gaming-Dining-Players Club-Promotions-Amenities We have 4 country cabins that work as an excellent retreat from home. They...