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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

Tri-State Marker

Visitors will want to see "8 Mile Corner", where the states of Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma meet. It is located eight miles west of Elkhart on the State Line Road.

Elkhart, KS Markers

Olympic Medalists Glen Cunningham and Thane Baker

Glenn ran on the 1932 and 1936 U.S. Olympic teams winning a silver medal in 1936 in the 1500 meters. In 1938 he set an indoor mile world record with a time of 4.04.4

Elkhart, KS Famous People

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

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

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

Things to do near Elkhart, KS

Tribune City Parks

Tribune Parks Tribune’s four parks are inviting to the public and appealing to the eye. Holland Park offers an outdoor...

Cimarron National Grassland

Welcome to the Cimarron National Grassland, one of twenty National Grasslands administered by the U.S. Department of Agricult...