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Ellsworth, Kansas

  • Terra Cotta Depot

    Terra Cotta DepotThe 1900 Union Pacific Terra Cotta Depot stands across the street from the Museum Complex near the original railroad tracks. It has been re-dedicated after total renovation and furnishing. ...
    Terra Cotta Depot

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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


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

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

Threshing Machine Canyon

In 1867, a party of travelers were transporting three threshing machines belonging to Brigham Young along the Smoky Hill Trai...

Osborne Country Club Golf Course

Known as "Coronary Hill" among the local players, the Osborne Country Club first opened in 1930. Don't let the $2 "all-you-c...