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Atchison, Kansas

  • Jackson Park

    Jackson ParkJackson 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 a...
    Jackson Park
  • Lewis and Clark State Park

    Camper sites with electricity, shower house, laundromat, playground, restrooms, and a swimming beach. ...
    Lewis and Clark State Park

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Chapels at Mount St. Scholastica Convent

The Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica have been in Atchison since 1863 and at their present location since 1877. St. Scholastica Chapel was dedicated in 1938, the 75th anniversary of the Benedictine Sisters'

Atchison, KS Historic Churches

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

Atchison, KS Famous Homes

St. Benedict's Abbey Church

Benedictine monks established St. Benedict's Abbey in the late 1850s. Today about 40 monks reside at the abbey on the northern edge of Benedictine College. The historic complex is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Gothic-style abbey, completed in 1929

Atchison, KS Historic Churches

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.

Atchison, KS Visitors Centers

Mount Vernon Cemetery

Many of Atchison's founding fathers, who were also prominent Kansans of the time, are buried in this historic hilltop cemetery.

Atchison, KS Cemeteries

Things to do near Atchison, KS

Centralia City Lake Fishing

Centralia City Lake is usually noted for good channel cat, white bass and crappie fishing. White bass numbers are down some...