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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

Independence Park

On the Missouri river, the park offers camping, picnics, and fishing.

Atchison, KS Recreation

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

Atchison Post Office

This Richardsonian Romanesque structure of cottonwood limestone was completed in 1894, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It features an arched entry and rounded towers on its southeast and southwest corners.

Atchison, KS National Register

Atchison Rail Museum

Adjacent to the Santa Fe Depot, the Atchison Rail Museum is owned and operated by the Northeast Kansas Railroaders, Inc. It features an outdoor collection of rail cars including a Baldwin locomotive, several passenger cars and cabooses, and a snow plow.

NEKR members operate the Atchison &

Atchison, KS Museums

Atchison Co. Historical Society Museum

This museum in the restored Santa Fe Depot traces the history of Atchison County. Exhibits highlight Atchison's transition from a bend in the Missouri River to a busy commercial center for steamboats, westward-bound wagon trains and the railroads.

Atchison, KS Museums

Things to do near Atchison, KS

Atchison - Morman Grove

A historic marker erected by the Kansas State Historical Society that commemorates the site where, during the years between 1...

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 ...

Atchison Historic Driving/Walking Tours

The rich heritage of architectural styles in Atchison make the city fascinating to tour. The walking/driving tour is 2.4 mile...

C.H. Schneider Memorial Park

At the south end of Horton on Highway 159 and 4th street, on the west side of the road, is an unusual small park. This park w...