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Elk Falls, Kansas

  • 1893 Iron Truss Bridge

    Walk out on this venerable 100+ year old structure for a compelling view of the falls and canyon. One of a vanishing breed, this historic bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ...
    1893 Iron Truss Bridge

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Elk Falls and the River Canyon Area

This beautiful natural falls on the Elk River is impressive - at least by Kansas standards - and makes a really nice roar. Impressive, too, is the deep boulder-strewn river canyon in which it is located. Dry year? Welcome to "Elk Trickle."

Elk Falls, KS Scenic Views

Prudence Crandall Memorial Markers

Is she America's most famous unknown woman? Learn about her fascinating life at this combined Kansas and Connecticut marker site. Her story was told in the Walt Disney/NBC-TV movie, She Stood Alone. Prudence Crandall is buried in the Elk Falls cemetery. In 1831

Elk Falls, KS Memorials

Elk Falls Cemetery

History buffs will find much of interest here. In addition to the graves of Prudence Crandall and her brother Hezekiah, several Union Soldiers, one Confederate soldier and one of America's first women mayors, America I. King, are buried here.

Elk Falls, KS Cemeteries

Little White Churches

Oldest in the area, these charming clapboard structures were built in 1879 (now Calvary Chapel), and in 1880 (United Methodist). The latter has had a continuously active congregation since its formation in 1870. A visit to its tranquil interior will take you back to a quieter, more peaceful era.

Elk Falls, KS Historic Churches

Keefe Homestead Museum

Built in 1872, this landmark Elk Falls home is still pretty much as it was when the Keefes lived in it. Tours of the house and barn with its family heirlooms and 19th century implements are available during the annual open house always the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Elk Falls, KS Museums

Things to do near Elk Falls, KS