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Oberlin, Kansas

Oberlin, Kansas

A former resident of Ohio, John A. Rodehaver, named the Decatur county seat town after the Ohio town of Oberlin.

Nestled in the Sappa Valley at the intersection of U.S. Highways 36 and 83, Oberlin offers an exciting blend of history, recreation, family-oriented activities and scenic beauty. A community which wants to share its past, present and future with you.

Pete Felten\'s \"Pioneer Family\" native limestone statue overlooks the central business district. Connecting canopies, pleasing architecture, global lights, and appealing store fronts create a unique shopping experience.

Recreation abounds in our area. Nearby lakes and streams offer excellent fishing and boating opportunities. Our rural location, complete with fields and creek bottoms, provides some of the best pheasant hunting in the Midwest. You can also enjoy a day of challenging golf at Oberlin\'s public, 9 hole course.


Decatur County has 7,601 acres of walk-in hunting.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

"Pioneer Family" Statue

The native limestone statue is the work of artist Pete Felten and overlooks the central business district.

Oberlin, KS Arts

Bank of Oberlin

The Bank of Oberlin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This 1886 Victorian building now houses the Landmark Inn and Teller Room restaurant restored to its early banking splendor of cherry woodwork, wallpaper, and gas lights.

Oberlin, KS Historic Buildings

Sappa Park

Take a drive through the 488-acre wooded scenic Sappa Park as nature reveals its unique setting with the lush greens of spring, harvest golds in the summer, and a variety of sparkling fall colors.

Oberlin, KS Parks

Last Indian Raid Museum

The Decatur County Museum is a celebration of prairie life. You can step back into the past by visiting the one-room schoolhouse, 1885 depot and jail, sod house and tack room. The museum has fifteen full buildings with over 15,000

Oberlin, KS Museums

Old Fashioned Soda Fountain

The Old Fashioned Soda Fountain is open during summer months at Addleman Drug Store.

Oberlin, KS Soda Shops

Things to do near Oberlin, KS

Graham County Historical Society & Museum

The purpose of the Graham County Historical Society is to discover and collect any materials pertaining to the history of thi...

Sheridan State Lake Camping

There is no charge for camping. Designated sites provide primitive camping near the shoreline with plenty of trees for shade....

Oakley Country Club

We have a challenging nine-hole, grass greens golf course where you can play anytime. ...