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Chase County Courthouse


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Chase County Courthouse [Chase County Courthouse] The picturesque Chase County Courthouse, the oldest in use in Kansas today, was built during 1871-73 in the Renaissance style of the Louis XIII period. The 113-feet high, three story structure is of native limestone with mansard roof, cupola, basement, walnut staircase and balustrade. The courthouse bell was hung in 1886, still sounding today, and the stone wall around the courthouse lawn was laid in 1881. The structure was built at a cost of $42,599.88. It is kept in excellent repair. The first courthouse was a small log building near the present high school.


Admission: $3/person for group tours
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; weekend afternoons
Address: Pearl and Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Phone: (620) 273-8469
Our Email: chamber@bulldognet.com

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Chase County Historical Society Museum & Library

The building that houses the Chase County Historical Society Museum and Library is one of 9 places in Chase County which has been entered on the National Register of Historic Places. The two story building, constructed of native stone, was built in 1882

Cottonwood Falls, KS Museums

Cottonwood River Dam & Bridge

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, the area at the Cottonwood Dam is a place to enjoy watching the fishing for catfish on the bridge. Stop and listen to the relaxing sound of the falls. North of the river is Bates Grove Park which offers picnic facilities.

Cottonwood Falls, KS National Register

Roniger Memorial Museum

The Roniger Brothers, Frank and George, were born in Highland, Madison County, Illinois. They came to Chase County, Kansas, in 1885.

The museum was built to house the Roniger collection of Indian artifacts and other Chase County historical articles and artifacts.

The Roniger Brothers'

Cottonwood Falls, KS Museums

Camp Wood YMCA

CAMP WOOD YMCA is a precious gem of the Kansas Flint Hills. Where else can you experience the many treasures offered by the Tallgrass Prairie. Situated on 630 acres of native grassland, Camp Wood is bordered on the north by the Cottonwood River, with our 19

Cottonwood Falls, KS Outdoor Activities

Swope Park

Swope Park consist of 30 acres and includes the Municipal Swimming Pool, Chase County Fair Grounds, Shelter Houses, Lighted Athletic Fields and Playground Equipment.

Cottonwood Falls, KS Parks

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