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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



The Hodgden House

The 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 grand houses of Ellsworth in 1961.

Ellsworth, KS

Fort Harker Museum Complex/ Kanopolis KS

The Fort Harker Museum is located in Kanopolis Ks. First Established as Fort Ellsworth in 1864 at the juncture of the Smokey Hill River and the Fort Riley/Fort Larned Road on the Smokey Hill Trail, the post was moved from its site by the river and renamed Fort Harker in 1866

Ellsworth, KS Military History

Things to do near Ellsworth, KS

Lincoln Art Center

The Lincoln Art Center features a public art collection as well as rotating exhibits of visual arts. A number of local artist...

Jensen/Dahl/Wade Home

The Jensen/Dahl/Wade home in Denmark, Kansas, is a late 1800's limestone home furnished with turn-of-the-century pieces and h...

Waconda Lake Trails

Hiking and bicycle riding is permitted throughout the area (except for the refuges). Horse riding is limited to open, maintai...