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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


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


McDill

The Center is the ideal place to get together. Whether your needs are for a small business meeting room, a larger conference room, or an auditorium, we provide the resources for you. Facilities are available for seminars, educational meetings, and large group meetings. Within the Center, you'

Phillipsburg, KS Auditoriums

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

Things to do near Phillipsburg, KS

Nicodemus Historical Marker

"In July, 1877, Negro "exodusters" from Kentucky established a settlement here in the Promised Land of Kansas which they name...