St. Francis, Kansas is the birthplace and boyhood home of Apollo astronaut, Ron Evans, who was aboard the Apollo 17 in its sixth and final lunar expedition of the Apollo series in 1972.
While aboard the expedition, Ron Evans made the longest space walk of the time at 44
The St. Francis City Campground and Rest Area is located just adjacent and behind the Cheyenne County Museum and welcomes travelers at no charge.
There are electrical hookups, drinking water, showers and restrooms, sanitary dump station, and handicapped accessible.
The museum features a diorama complete with prehistoric fossils uncovered locally. This diorama shows life as it progressed over the millenia on the High Plains, and includes furniture and period exhibits of frontier life. All of the exhibits are of Cheyenne County history.