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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

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

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

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


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

Things to do near Elkhart, KS

Aubey Route

The Aubrey Route, which left the Santa Fe Trail on the Arkansas River at Chouteau's Island and Indian Mound, west of Lakin, c...

Lake Coldwater Wildlife Viewing

There are deer to be seen with the best area typically being the locust grove below the dam. As you boat or hike look for be...

Industrial Tours

Make arrangements to tour one of Ulysses' industries while you are enjoying your stay. Below are the names and numbers of bus...