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Anderson County, KS

Anderson County , KSAs you make plans for your vacation or if you're just traveling through, stop and enjoy the quaint quiet surroundings of Southeast Kansas. The peaceful countryside full of friendly towns will be enjoyed year round. Take a few days and discover the magic of the region...See our scenic beauty, live our rich heritage, enjoy our exciting recreation. We know you'll agree--There is something special about Northwest Kansas.

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Anderson County Historical Society Museum

The Anderson County Historical Society acquired the Longfellow School building in 1993 which was originally built in 1885. When a fire destroyed the school in 1924

Garnett, KS Museums

Harris House

Built in 1888 by Peter Brandt, the Victorian style house was donated to the Anderson County Historical Society by the Dr. C. B. Harris family. Refurbished in 1986

Garnett, KS Famous Homes

Lake Garnett

Constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's, Lake Garnett has a surface area of over 55 acres. The lake provides camping facilities, electric and water hookups, and a sanitary dump station. Camping, permits are required and game fish are stocked in Garnett'

Garnett, KS Recreation

Santa Fe Depot

tThe Santa Fe Depot was renovated in 1996 and serves as a tourist information center and resting place for The Spirit Trail users. The are picnic facilities, restrooms, concession area (vending machines), and trail lounge.

Garnett, KS Railroad History


Prairie Spirit Trail

Prairie Spirit TrailThe Prairie Spirit Trail offers biking and hiking enthusiasts, runners, bird watchers and nature lovers a new Kansas outdoor adventure. From Ottawa to Iola, the Prairie Spirit Trail encompasses 50 miles of trail.

Garnett, KS Trails


Cedar Valley Reservoir

3.5 miles west of Garnett, offers a recreational experience of rugged beauty. This new reservoir is a skiing, fishing, and camping area of exceptional appeal that also ensures the future of the city'

Garnett, KS Recreation

Garnett House

The Lighthouse Hotel was the first hotel in Garnett, built in 1858.

Garnett, KS Historic Buildings

The Walker Art Collection

Housed within the Garnett Public Library lies the Mary Bridget McAuliffe Walker Art Collection. Established in 1951

Garnett, KS Arts


"The Square"

Surrounding the Anderson County Courthouse, "The Square," as residents call it, is a collection of graceful structures built in the late 1800's which house clothing and gift stores, antique shops, offices, banks and eating establishments.

Garnett, KS Historic Downtowns

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