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Big Brutus

One of the most unique day trips in Southeast Kansas is to Big Brutus, 11,000,000 pounds of fun! Big Brutus is the world's second largest electric mining shovel. Walk through its cavernous body, sit in the operators chair or climb 16

Columbus, KS One Of A Kinds

Columbus Wye and Frisco Caboose

The Columbus Wye is a one of its kind three way switch allowing trains to turn around. The crossing, formerly located in the northern part of Columbus was donated to the City of Columbus by the Burlington Northern Railroad. At the time the switch was constructed, it was one of the three built:

Columbus, KS Railroad History

Columbus' 1880s Town Square

Take a stroll around the 1880's square of Columbus and visit our shops. You must not miss the turn of the century architecture, or the unique color schemes of each building. Tour the community and see the many historical churches and Victorian homes. Driving tour map available at Chamber office, 320

Columbus, KS Historic Downtowns

1919 Seth Thomas Clock

The clock was originally purchased through public donations as a war memorial for servicemen from Cherokee County who had served in World War 1. The giant Seth Thomas 1919 model clock was placed in the tower of the 1889 courthouse. In 1955

Columbus, KS Artifacts


Things to do near Columbus, KS

The Walker Art Collection

Housed within the Garnett Public Library lies the Mary Bridget McAuliffe Walker Art Collection. Established in 1951 by Maynar...

GAR Monument

The "Soldiers" Monument was erected in Neodesha Cemetery in 1908 under the auspices of Humphrey post 145, of the Grand Army o...

Parsons-Katy Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 14 days...