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Ellsworth, Kansas

  • The Hodgden House

    The Hodgden HouseThe Hodgden House, built by Perry Hodgden, was the first private home to rebuild with stone after these fires. It was completed in 1878. The house was restored to its former elegance as one of the gra...
    The Hodgden House

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1873 Jail

The old jail is the oldest building in Ellsworth. Earlier jails were temporary structures like cages. At other times, prisoners were housed in private homes. This jail was authorized on April 2 1872, with the lower floor designated as the jail and the upper floor to be used as court rooms. (

Ellsworth, KS Historic Buildings

1909 Union Pacific Wooden Caboose

A 1909 wooden caboose given to the museum by the "Union Pacific Railroad." This caboose is one of 26 known wooden "Union Pacific" cabooses still in existence in the United States and is the only one known of in Kansas. Following a complete restoration the caboose celebrated its 100

Ellsworth, KS Railroad

Things to do near Ellsworth, KS

Lakewood Discovery Center

Lakewood Discovery Center at Lakewood Park is a unique setting which creates and nurtures curiosity and interest of nature wi...

La Crosse Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...