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Phillipsburg, Kansas

Phillipsburg, Kansas

Phillipsburg celebrated it's 125th year in 1997 as the county seat of Phillips County. It is settled comfortably into the gentle rolling hills of northern-most central Kansas. The original settlement in 1872 wasn't quite so peaceful as a bitter war was fought between Kirwin, also claiming the county seat. Kirwin hoped a populated town might swing the vote in their favor, so they built houses and advertised free rent to encourage families to come. However, Phillipsburg still won out because of its central location--even though there were no houses in town at the time.

Phillipsburg is the home of the McDill "Huck" Boyd Community Center. Named in honor of the long-time publisher of the Phillips County Review, the center offers concerts and other live entertainment, as well as providing a regional convention facility. Inside the Center, you'll find the C&R Railroad Museum, an amazing layout of Lionel model trains.

Phillipsburg celebrates its "Riverless" festival the first week-end in June. The Phillips County Fair is held the last week of July in conjunction with "Kansas Biggest Rodeo" on the first Saturday of August. The rodeo parade through downtown Phillipsburg is a real event.

The Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge and the Kirwin Lake make the area around Phillipsburg famous for its goose hunting and bird watching.

Phillipsburg welcomes you to stop at our town along your journey. Enjoy our cuisines, spend the night, take time to visit our attractions, and view our natural beauty.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Fort Bissell Museum

Fort Bissell was built in 1872 on the land of John Bissell, while roving bands of Indians were still in the area. It was located on a bend of Bissell Creek 2?

Phillipsburg, KS Museums


Phillipsburg Golf Club

Phillipsburg Golf Club welcomes you to our BEAUTIFUL 9-hole grass green course. Register at the Small Shed by Mulligans Club on Hole #1. Green Fees: Weekday - $10.00 All Day Weekend - $15.00 All Day Rental Carts Call 785-543-5404 or 5992, or 1-888-459-8404

Phillipsburg, KS Golf Courses

Jack Creek King Post Bridge

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places , the Jack Creek King Post Jack's Creek bridge, erected ca. 1900, is a riveted King Post pony truss.

Phillipsburg, KS Architecture

C & R Railroad

C&R Railroad invites you to a quaint community tucked inside a 57-foot mountain range in the McDill "Huck" Boyd Center where intrigued visitors can watch animated O-scale trains chug through the village, and arrive at Union Station. A freight yard includes a turntable and roundhouse.

Phillipsburg, KS Exhibits

Things to do near Phillipsburg, KS

Antelope Lake Camping

There are a number of primitive sites for RVs or tent camping. There are no services at the lake. No electric or water....

Oil Museum

Beneath an oil derrick on west Highway 24 in Hill City, the Oil Museum tells the story of oil from formations deep in the ear...