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Coffey CountyENJOY SOME COFFEY WITH YOUR FUN!

Coffey County offers so much to do, you'll never want to leave! Your "Coffey Break" begins in Burlington. Stop by the Visitor's Information Center to get your adventures started right! The Coffey County Visitor's Center and Coffey County Chamber of Commerce is located at the northwest corner of Neosho Street and U.S. 75 Highway, in the heart of Burlington, which is the county seat.

Step back in time with a visit to the County Museum or one of the local antique shops. Leap into the future with a tour of the state's only Nuclear Power Generating Station, Wolf Creek.

For those thirsting for outdoor excitement, John Redmond Reservoir can quench that thirst...with over 9400 acres of surface water! John Redmond Reservoir offers overnight camping with RV accommodations, fishing, boating and every form of water sport "under the sun!" Plus nature lovers will enjoy a hike through the Flint Hills Wildlife Refuge. This area is home to spectacular wildlife and birds, including the American Bald Eagle.


Wolf Creek Lake, a 5090-acre lake, provides cooling for Wolf Creek systems used in producing electricity. The lake is also home to many species of fish including striper, wiper, and large and smallmouth bass; black and white crappie; walleye; and blue, flathead and channel catfish.

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Bank of Waverly

This historical building in Waverly was built about 1883 as a private bank by Mr. Senior and Mr. Fisher. In 1892, it was sold and became known as the Bank of Waverly. On January 27, 1893, it was the scene of Waverly'

Waverly, KS Historic Buildings


Camping, Fishing & Picnicking

People come from miles around to use the many parks and recreation facilities in Burlington. Burlington has five recreational parks: Conrad Park, Drake Park and City Dam, Jones Youth Recreational Park, and Kelley Park, and Oak Park

Burlington, KS Recreation


Prairie View Church

The Prairie View Church is over 90 years old. It was named the "Rural Church of the Year" in 1982

Waverly, KS Historic Churches

Gridley United Methodist Church

In 1872, a group of settlers from Boston, Massachusetts, settled two and one-half miles south of Gridley and formed a village called Bangor. A schoolhouse was erected and preaching services were held there regularly. In 1866

Gridley, KS Historic Churches

The Bank of Aliceville

Time has stood still for the Farmers State Bank in Aliceville. It has been in business since 1908. The ornate oak tellers'

LeRoy, KS Historic Buildings

Old Excelsior Mill

In early Coffey County history, farmers brought their wheat to this well-known Burlington landmark situated at the east end of Kennebec Street. The elevator building is all that remains of the Excelsior Water Mills, built in 1869

Burlington, KS Historic Mills

1896 School House

The Rural Dale School which was located east of LeRoy, Kansas in Coffey County, was recently donated to the Coffey County Museum by Irene Woods. The 1896 school house has been moved next to the Museum and is currently undergoing restoration. Restoration should be completed early in 1997.

Burlington, KS Historic Schoolhouses

Coffey County Lake

The Coffey County Lake has been called the "Crown Jewel" of Kansas fisheries. The 5,090 acre lake provides cooling water for Wolf Creek Generating Station'

Burlington, KS Recreation

The Crandall Ranch

The Crandall Ranch west of LeRoy is home to descendents of the oldest herd of Purebred Angus cattle in the United States. The progenitors of the herd were brought to Lake Forest, Illinois from Aberdeen, Scotland, by Mrs. Maude Crandall's grandfather, James Anderson, and his partner 105

LeRoy, KS Historic Buildings

Historic Homes Tour

This home was built in 1889 by Burlington banker, Thomas Foster. As was the custom in the Victorian era, the home is filled with fancy woodwork, stained glass windows, fireplaces, open stairways, and many other special accents.

Burlington, KS Tours

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