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Beloit, Kansas

Beloit, Kansas

Beloit, county seat of Mitchell County, is located in the Solomon River Valley in the north central area of Kansas. It is also in the center of the Smoky Hills in the land of the Kansas Post Rock. It is located on U.S. Highways 24 & 14, and K- 9. Beloit is 50 minutes from Interstate 70 and 30 minutes from U.S. Highway 81. It is 3 1/2 hours from the Rocky Mountains. Beloit is located 15 minutes from Waconda Lake and Glen Elder State Park. This area provides excellent fishing, hunting, camping and nature study. The whole area provides for the needs of an abundance of birds and wildlife including bald eagles, herons, cranes, deer, prairie dogs, bobcat, quail, pheasant, prairie chickens, waterfowl, etc.

The state's central location, productive workforce, excellent educational system, equitable tax structure, abundant energy resources with competitive rates as well as incentives to business such as tax relief and training assistance make Kansas an ideal location.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Mitchell County Courthouse

Built in 1901 for a total of $38,310. of 8" pitchfaced native limestone, of Richardsonian Romanesque design. The Seth Thomas four-faced clock in the courthouse tower was installed in 1904 and paid for by donations. Originally run by hand, the clock was electrified in 1950. Of the 25 rooms on 3

Beloit, KS Historic Courthouses

Port Library

The Port Library was built as a home of the late Mrs. Emma Port in 1916 and donated to the City of Beloit in 1931

Beloit, KS Historic Homes

Mitchell County Museum

The museum, organized in 1971, has four floors of displays featuring historical items of Mitchell County. The building was formerly a nurses home built in 1929 in a "Williamsburg" design. Displays include: Dishes, quilts, guns, china head dolls, iron toys, old maps, 400 bells, an 1867

Beloit, KS Museums

Butterfield's Buffalo Ranch

A herd of buffalo may be seen grazing contentedly near Beloit, Ks. The herd of 27 started in March 1978 by Larry, Jr. has now been increased to over 300 head. The Butterfield's opened a retail outlet store in 1979

Beloit, KS Buffalo Herds

Healing Waters: the Legend of Waconda Springs

Waconda Springs for centuries inspired wonder among its visitors. Both Indians and whites marveled at Kansas' largest saltwater spring. The diameter at the base is 300

Beloit, KS Indian Heritage

Things to do near Beloit, KS

"Opera House"

The old "Opera House" building was built in 1881. The second level of the building was used as a theater for commercial plays...