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Pottawatomie County, KS

Pottawatomie CountyFrom the dusty Oregon Trail to the fields of regional grasses and wildflowers, evidence of history is as broad as the branches of the Louis Vieux Elm.


Native limestone buildings, Indian artifacts and traces of the Old west are just some of the things you'll find in this fascinating area of Northeast Kansas.


Take time to explore our historical past and take a step back into American History.

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The Columbian Theatre, Museum and Art Center

The story of The Columbian began over one hundred years ago. J.C. Rogers, a Wamego banker, visited the Chicago World's Fair, the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. He was astonished at the beauty and scope of the event, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the new world.

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Wamego, KS Theatres


The Leach House

Built around 1890 by Louis B. Leach, a prominent early- day businessman, the house was made from memory to look like a Villa in the Suburbs of Messina, on the island of Sicily. Restoration and reconstruction of the Leach House was started in the spring of 1987

Wamego, KS Historic Buildings

Indian Pay Station Museum

The Indian Pay Station, the oldest building in Pottawatomie County, was built in 1857

St. Marys, KS Museums


Oregon Trail Nature Park

A monumental silo mural painting has been created by local artist Cindy Martin. The park offers hiking trails, picnic tables, a shelter house and panoramic views of the Kansas River Valley.

Wamego, KS Arts

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

The lots for the Catholic Church were purchased on November 22, 1881. The original frame building was used as a place of worship until 1948 when the present stone church was completed. The 400 pound bell and the crucifix were saved from the old church.

Onaga, KS Historic Churches

Onaga Historical Society Museum

The Onaga Museum complex exhibits local historical items in its two main museum buildings and on its grounds you will see a Union Pacific caboose, a furnished log cabin, and a one-room schoolhouse. The museum displays a collection of photographs from the early 1900

Onaga, KS Museums

Round Barn

The Onaga Fair Association built this round barn in the1930

Onaga, KS Historic Buildings

Stone Church Museum

The stone church museum was built by the German Evangelical Association, organized in 1871. In 1914, The Church of Christ purchased the property, and used the Church until the year 1977

Westmoreland, KS Museums

Pottawatomie County Courthouse

The Pottawatomie County Courthouse located in Westmoreland is constructed of native limestone. It was built in 1884, and is the second oldest courthouse in the state.

Westmoreland, KS Historic Courthouses

Schonoff Dutch Mill

The Schonoff Dutch Mill towers over beautiful Wamego City Park, the perfect place for picnicking and horseshoes, fishing in the pond, riding the children's minature train, or taking a stroll. The Old Dutch Mill was built in 1879 and moved to the park in the 1920'

Wamego, KS Historic Mills

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