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Elkhart, Kansas

Elkhart, Kansas

"Slowly, the covered wagons came carrying these determined people with their dreams of becoming "independent land owners". The absence of human landmarks neither depressed nor disheartened, but instead they found something frank and joyous in the open-faced country.

They lived in dugouts and sod houses (lumber was scarce on the "treeless" plains) and purchased their needs on credit, later paid for by the fruits of their endeavors, the sale of cattle or at the time of harvest."

...Writen by Helen C. Brown, Museum Director


Morton County has 26,702 acres of walk-in hunting.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Morton County Historical Society Museum

A visit to the Morton County Historical Museum is an exploration in history. As you enter the museum, you will note the beautiful paintings around the room, depicting the history of Morton County. All are painted by local artists, reflecting pride in sturdy pioneer ancestors.

Elkhart, KS Museums

Semi-pro Baseball

Elkhart boasts its own semiprofessional baseball team, the Dusters, sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Promising, hopeful players descend on the community each summer to play, practice and live with local families.

Elkhart, KS Recreation


Whistle Stop Park

The newest city park, Whistle Stop Park, runs parallel to the railroad tracks of Elkhart and covers 23.5 acres. Located along Highway 56

Elkhart, KS Recreation

Santa Fe "Companion" Trail

The Cimarron National Grassland near Elkhart, Kansas, contains 23 miles of the Santa Fe Trail's Cimarron Route, the longest Trail segment on public land. A 19-mile "companion"

Elkhart, KS Natural Attractions

Things to do near Elkhart, KS

Ashland Driving Tour

Tours of wildflowers, 314 homes built before 1920, ghost towns, hunting sites, nature, geological sights, trail rides and ear...

Jetmore City Lake Fishing

Jetmore City Lake fishing is typically for Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass and Bluegill. The catfish tend to feed on th...