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Eureka, Kansas

  • Eureka's Founding Spring

    Located behind the fire station in the creek (Walker's Run) is Eureka's founding spring, now enclosed. It was here, in 1857, that the town was named. Several men happened upon the spring and one of th...
    Eureka's Founding Spring

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Eureka Lake and Nature Trail

Enjoy fishig, water shiing, swimming, hiking, camping, and picnic shelters. Bait is available at the lake along with a public dock and beach. While you are at Eureka Lake explore another unique point of interest, Eureka Lake'

Eureka, KS Recreation

Outdoor Recreation

Canoe trips - down scenic Fall River, 6-8 miles/3/4 hours. Also guided backpack trips, Spring and Fall. Camping - area lakes, Fall River and Christian Hills Camp. Hunting - the best anywhere! Quail, Prairie Chicken, Turkey, Deer, and Rabbits.

Eureka, KS Recreation

United Methodist Church

The cornerstone of the first frame church was laid in 1868. It must have taken a while to erect the first church, as it was not finished until 1870. That church was destroyed by a tornado in 1873. The cornerstone for the present stone church was laid September 18, 1873

Eureka, KS Historic Churches

Carnegie Library

The present building was built by the Carnegie Foundation and the Entre Nous Club at a cost of $20,000. It opened to the public September 26, 1914. The Entre Nous club donated their collection of 25,000

Eureka, KS Carnegie Libraries

Eureka Downs

Eureka Downs offers excitement in the form of pounding hooves, the Horse Racing Capital of Kansas. This beautiful facility provides a fun day at the races with simulcasting and pari-mutuel betting while enjoying refreshments in the lounge. Live racing Saturdays, last of May through July 4.

Eureka, KS Race Tracks

Things to do near Eureka, KS