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Miami County, KS

Miami CountyLocated in east central Kansas, Miami County is bordered on the east by Cass County, Missouri, and the north by one of the highest per capita income counties in the nation...Johnson County, Kansas. Miami County consists of 577 square miles and contains the municipalities of Louisburg, Osawatomie, Paola, Fontana, and part of Spring Hill. Only 45 miles from the heart of downtown Kansas City, Miami County is less than one hour from most metro area attractions and events.

Many of the sites and accompanying history reflect specifically on the issues of slavery and the Civil War, as well as the legacy of the early Indians. John Brown's Lookout near the Miami County Industrial Airport, still stands at the hilltop where John Brown directed the escape of slaves by his underground railroad. A state-owned Memorial Park at 10th and Main in Osawatomie features the cabin where John Brown stayed while in the area, and the John Brown Museum, housing original furnishings and mementos.

Out and about in Miami County you'll find an abundance of green space for outdoor activities. You can perfect your tennis serve on area courts, test your golf skills on community greens or get a clear view from Powell Observatory, a stargazer's delight. If chasing a bird is your game, you'll find all the ingredients necessary for a perfect hunt. Or take a break and visit our pocket parks where you'll enjoy a charming respite. Whether its picnics, fish or Frisbee--we've got a place for you.

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Cedar Cove - Feline Conservatory

Located just 4 miles east of Louisburg, Kansas on Highway 68

Louisburg, KS Zoos

Creamery Bridge

The Creamery Bridge which spans the Marais des Cygnes River at Eighth Street is one of two Marsh Arch triple span bridges located at Osawatomie. The other spans the Pottawatomie Creek, and both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Osawatomie, KS Historic Bridges

Louisburg Cider Mill

The Louisburg Cider Mill is widely known for its natural, fresh apple cider pressed right on the spot in the 120-plus year old barn. The renovated, classic, old hay barn and its attendant 80

Louisburg, KS Venue Attractions

Miami County Swan River Museum

Miami County Historical Museum is the one and only official source of Miami County, Kansas historical information. You will find the most extensive and detailed historical information and display of historic artifacts, writings, and photographs in all of Eastern Kansas.

Paola, KS Museums

Paola Free Library

Established in 1872, over 30,000 materials.

Paola, KS Historic Buildings

Powell Observatory

The Powell Observatory is located just north of Louisburg far enough from the Kansas City metropolitan lights to provide clear observations. Powell Observatory has the largest telescope in a five state area. The main telescope has a 30"

Louisburg, KS Observatories

Old Stone Church

One of the first churches in Kansas, this church was built by a Congregationalist group and is typical of the church structures built during pioneer days in Kansas.

Osawatomie, KS Historic Churches

Club of the Country

The Club of the Country near Louisburg is a private 18-Hole golf course with some of the most challenging holes in the county. The club, formerly called Rabbit Creek Golf Club, is located on 215 acres of rolling hills southeast of Louisburg.

Louisburg, KS Golf Courses

Soldier's Monument

The Soldiers Monument was dedicated August 30, 1877, and was erected to honor the five men killed in the battle of Osawatomie, August 30, 1856.

Osawatomie, KS Monuments

The Mills House

William M. Mills, an oilman from Pennsylvania, drilled over 400 oil and gas wells in his lifetime. He drilled the Norman #1

Osawatomie, KS Historic Homes

Osawatomie History Museum

Exhibits include The Railroad, Oswatomie State Hospital, pre-Civil War, Rural Culture, and the Social History of Osawatomie. Special rotating exhibits present Black History Month in February, Women's History Month in March; April, Art; May, Alumni; June, John Brown; August, Founders Day;

Osawatomie, KS Museums

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