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Wakefield, Kansas

Wakefield, Kansas

Whether it is a Sunday afternoon, a weekend outing or even settling in for a lifetime - Wakefield has something for everyone. Located in the scenic Kansas flint hills and overlooking Milford Reservoir, Wakefield offers the sports enthusiast, the naturalist, and the entire family a relaxing breath of fresh country air. Wakefield provides the visitor a progressive community with friendly people whose heritage is rooted in the past, their pride is in the present, and their sights are set on the future.

Founded in 1869 by Richard Wake, Wakefield's past is carefully preserved in the Wakefield Museum downtown. Sightseers and history buffs will both be delighted by this nostalgic look at the past.

We've kept the refreshing small town feeling here, but Wakefield's growing up! The economy's diverse and strong; Over 30 businesses, a progressive city government, excellent elementary and high school facilities, a public library,a large museum, an amphitheater, health care facilities and a retirement home, three churches, recreational facilities and ... PRIDE. This group recently received the PRIDE Pacemaker II Award.

But don't take us at our word alone - pay us a visit. We promise to take you by surprise!

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Kansas Landscape Arboretum

The Kansas Landscape Arboretum offers a glimpse of Kansas nature at its best. As you stroll through over 193 wooded acres you can see over 1,000 species of trees and shrubs, Bronze plaques along the Memorial Tree Walk identify over 100

Wakefield, KS Arboretums

Outdoor Recreation

Camping

The smell of sizzling bacon and coffee perking after a restful night under stars ... can make an evening of camping a complete weekend retreat.

Wakefield, KS Recreation

Wakefield Museum

The Wakefield Museum is located in downtown Wakefield and houses exhibits on the history of the Wakefield area, including a display about former Kansas Governor Bill Avery. There is also alot of information for the people doing genealogy research.

Wakefield, KS Museums

Things to do near Wakefield, KS

Sage/Laverty Residence

This house, built in the early 1880s was originally a four room house, owned by Frank I. Sage. Mr. Sage added four more rooms...

El Dorado Lake Trout Fishing

From October 15 to April 15, rainbow trout are stocked in the Walnut River channel below the dam. The trout are stocked on a...

Plumb Place

Carrie Plumb was the widow of Emporia Founder and United States Senator Preston B. Plumb. She built the house in 1895 around ...