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Ellsworth, Kansas

  • 22miles Northeast of Ellsworth
    Wilson LakeWilson Lake is an important recreational resource for many of the surrounding towns. It is a 9,100-acre lake and has over 100... continue
  • 24miles Southeast of Ellsworth
    Kanopolis Lake Kanopolis Lake, with a normal pool surface of about 3,000 acres, attracts thousands of campers, hunters, fishermen, and water sports enthusiasts each year. ... continue

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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


Oriel Building

One of only a few bartizan style structures remaining in Kansas, the old Signature Insurance Building with its signature oriel window stands as an architectural landmark of the early drover history of Ellsworth, Kansas.

Ellsworth, KS Museums


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

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Kansas Travel Information Center

Friendly staff give directions, brochures and suggestions. Free coffee and clean restrooms. Crafts and gifts and snacks for...