Baldwin City, Kansas

Baker University and Baldwin City Recreation Commission present the annual Community Wellness Festival this year that will run from 9am-noon. The event will be kick off with a 5-K run/walk, which costs $10 for individuals and $25 for families, and include other activities such as 70 exhibits, free screenings for: blood pressure, posture check, body fat, bone density, hearing, vision and dental; screenings provided by Lawrence Memorial Hospital, drawings, and free t-shirts to the first 200 attendees along with free bicycle helmets for children as long as supplies last. The event is free to the public. Register for participation in events by March 30.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Douglas State Lake

The Douglas State Fishing Lake is located two miles northeast of Baldwin just off County Road 1055. The surface area of the lake is 200 acres with approximately 600 acres surrounding the lake.


Baldwin City, KS Recreation

Santa Fe Trail Well

Located three blocks north of Highway 56 on Washington Street in Baldwin (the only Palmyra street to still carry its original name), the Santa Fe Trail Well provided the first fresh water for travelers on the Trail.

Hand dug to 40 feet, it was later deepened to 70

Baldwin City, KS Pioneer Life

Area History Mural

The mural depicting area history was painted by local artist, Tom Russell. It is displayed in the Baldwin State Bank.

Baldwin City, KS Arts

The Midland Historic Railroad

The Midland Historic Railroad began operation August 8, 1987 with a restored diesel engine, a 1923 Rock Island commuter coach and a 1950

Baldwin City, KS Railroad History

Things to do near Baldwin City, KS