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Atchison Co. Historical Society Museum


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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.

Its main display features a collection of personal effects belonging to Earhart and the Otis/Chaliss families.


Admission: Donations Appreciated
Hours: Open Daily, except Major Holidays
Address: 200 S. 10th (in the Depot)
Phone: 913-367-6238
Our Email: GoWest@atchisonhistory.org
Our Website:www.atchisonhistory.org

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Visitor Information Center

The restored Santa Fe Depot, long a community landmark, serves as a Visitor Information Center and houses the Chamber of Commerce offices.

The center provides visitors with brochures, maps, and a helpful staff who can answer questions about sightseeing in the Atchison area.

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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.

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Scenic Views

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

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Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

Aviatrix Amelia Earhart was born in this home, built by her grandfather, Judge Alfred G. Otis, in the early 1860s. It it owned and operated as a museum by the Ninety-Nines, Inc., an international organization of women pilots. Earhart helped found the group in 1929

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