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  • Prairie Spirit Rail Trail

    The "Friends of the Prairie Spirit" welcome you to the first major rail-trail development in the state of Kansas. The Prairie Spi...
    Prairie Spirit Rail Trail

  • Camp Chippewa

    Camp Chippewa is a church camp and retreat center with cabins and kitchenettes. Participate in horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, hiking trail, challenge courses, and tent camping. ...
    Camp Chippewa

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Franklin County Courthouse

The Franklin County Courthouse was built in 1893 by George P. Washburn, one of the best known 19th century Kansas architects, and is regarded as one of Washburn's most outstanding works. Courthouses were one of Washburn'

Ottawa, KS Historic Courthouses

Ottawa Community Arts Center

Ottawa Community Arts Council (OCAC), of Ottawa, Kansas , is a non-profit arts organization that has been in existence since 1977. The Ottawa Community Arts Council has been the official arts organization for Ottawa and Franklin County for over 30

Ottawa, KS Arts

Dietrich Cabin

Located south of the old Ottawa Carnegie Library in Ottawa's City Park, the Dietrich Cabin stands today as a memorial to a courageous couple, who suffered severe hardships on the Kansas frontier and as a tribute to the hundreds of other early pioneers that settled in Franklin County.

Ottawa, KS Memorials

Tauy Jones Mansion

Located northeast of Ottawa 2 miles north on U.S. Highway 59 and then east. The home was built in 1862 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

John Tecumseh "Tauy" Jones, honored as the"Founder of Ottawa University"

Ottawa, KS Famous Homes

Old Depot Museum

The Old Depot Museum is operated by the Franklin County Historical Society. This incredible, two story, limestone depot was built in 1888

Ottawa, KS Museums

Things to do near Ottawa, KS

Spring Creek Lake

The Baldwin City-owned Spring Creek Lake is located one mile east of Sixth and Orange in Baldwin, Then south one mile, and ea...

Benedict Meyer Log Cabin

The 1854 Log Cabin is listed on the Kansas Register of Historic Place....

Brochure of Historic Lecompton -

General overview of the historical buildings and figures relating to Lecompton's role in the history and making of Kansas....