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Maxwell Wildlife Refuge


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Maxwell Wildlife Refuge No other place in Kansas can buffalo and elk be viewed as they can at the 2800-acre Maxwell Wildlife Refuge. Voted as one of 8 geographic wonders of Kansas by the Kansas Sampler Foundation. it has the largest buffalo herd in the state as well as an elk herd. Guided excursions through spacious prairie are your best chance to see bison, elk, coyote, bobcat, wildflowers, birdlife as well as other prairie dwellers. The area also offers great camping and fishing with both hiking and biking paths.


Address: 10 miles east of I-135 on Hwy. U.S. 56.
Phone: 620-628-4455
Our Email: friendsofmaxwell@yahoo.com
Our Website:www.cyberkraft.com/maxwell

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Carnegie Library

The 1921 Canton Township Carnegie Library still seems to be in great shape on North Main. It was the last Carnegie Library built in Kansas.

Canton, KS Carnegie Libraries

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge

No other place in Kansas can buffalo and elk be viewed as they can at the 2800-acre Maxwell Wildlife Refuge. Voted as one of 8

Canton, KS Wildlife Refuges

Chisholm Trail/Santa Fe Trails Meet

Two of the most historic trails of Kansas, the Santa Fe Trail and the Chisholm Trail, meet just 3 miles east of Canton on Highway 56, on the McPherson/Marion County line, the only place in the United States where these two trails cross.

Canton, KS Pioneer Life

Interesting Stonework

There's some interesting stonework in the buildings in the park just south of downtown.

Canton, KS Arts

1883 Jail

The pioneer 1883 jail on Allen Street can be seen by appointment.

Canton, KS Pioneer Life

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