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Canton, Kansas

Canton, Kansas

"Gateway to Maxwell Game Preserve"

Canton is located six miles south of the Maxwell Refuge and provides full services - groceries, gas, home-cooked meals, and most of your daily conveniences.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Carnegie Library

The 1921 Canton Township Carnegie Library still seems to be in great shape on North Main. It was the last Carnegie Library built in Kansas.

Canton, KS Carnegie Libraries

Chisholm Trail/Santa Fe Trails Meet

Two of the most historic trails of Kansas, the Santa Fe Trail and the Chisholm Trail, meet just 3 miles east of Canton on Highway 56, on the McPherson/Marion County line, the only place in the United States where these two trails cross.

Canton, KS Pioneer Life

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge

No other place in Kansas can buffalo and elk be viewed as they can at the 2800-acre Maxwell Wildlife Refuge. Voted as one of 8

Canton, KS Wildlife Refuges

McPherson State Fishing Lake (Canton Lake)

46 acres, boating, boat ramps, picnic areas, basic camping, fishing piers, nature trails

Canton, KS Recreation

1883 Jail

The pioneer 1883 jail on Allen Street can be seen by appointment.

Canton, KS Pioneer Life

Things to do near Canton, KS

Manka Residence

This house was octagon in shape before an addition was built on. The entrance to the house is of particular interest. Two tal...

Al-Le-Ga-Wa-Ho Heritage Park Trail

The two-mile-long Kanza Heritage Trail loops through the beautiful and historic 158-acre Kaw Heritage Park owned and managed ...

Marquette Municipal Swimming Pool

The Municipal Swimming Pool in the City Park is open from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Private party reservations are avail...