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Ottawa County, KS

Ottawa CountyDiscover Ottawa County at its best through the self-guided Red Post Tours. Pick up the guide at the Chamber office and follow the Red Posts -- there's one at every turn on each of four tours.

Drive the Natural Prairie Tour and expect a lot of intriguing sites: one of Kansas' first state fishing lakes, a town that refused to vanish, two that did, ranches, farms, a buffalo ranch with a fifty ton hilltop buffalo.

You might see prairie wildlife, wild flowers, and gorgeous sunsets.

You will find fascination in the undulating vistas of grass coated hills, ever changing - always the same.

Old barns, miles of stone fences, and open spaces are some of the highlights. You will see the most scenic valley and rolling hills there are in the heart of America. You will meet interesting people and learn why the homesteaders fell in love with Ottawa County.

If you should spot someone, stop and visit a bit. You may find them as caring and friendly as yourself.

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Ottawa County Historical Museum

The Ottawa County Historical Museum features many outstanding displays. One of the world's premier George Washington Carver exhibits resides within the museum. Also included is an excellent military exhibit - one of the best anywhere. There is an interesting dinosaur exhibit relating to

Minneapolis, KS Museums

Ottawa County State Fishing Lake

Ottawa Lake has 148 acres of water containing bluegill, bullhead, channel, crappie, green sunfish, and bass.

Minneapolis, KS Recreation

Zebulon Pike Trail Marker

This marker shows the route taken in the Delphos area by Captain Zebulon Pike and his exploring party during his 1806 expedition. On September 29, 1806, Pike held council with the Pawnee and had the Spanish flag taken down and the U.S. flag hoisted.

Delphos, KS Historical Markers

The Delphos Kansas UFO Landing Ring

A very credible UFO encounter occurred in the small town of Delphos, Kansas in 1971

Delphos, KS One Of A Kinds

Delphos: Red Post Tour

Pick up a self tour guide at the Chamber and follow the Red Posts. We have the National Prairie Tour where you can expect a lot of intriguing sights, on the "Bohemian Hills Tour", witness the rolling hills and give credit to the immigrants of Austria-Hungary who settled here in the 1870's, there'

Delphos, KS Tours

Lincoln Bedell Monument

Grace Bedell wrote to Abraham Lincoln suggesting that he should have whiskers. On Lincoln's way to Washington following his election to the presidency,he went to visit Grace to show he let his whiskers grow for her and then he kissed her. Grace Bedell moved 3.5

Delphos, KS Monuments

Rock City

The rocks at Rock City are huge sandstone concretions in an area about the size of two football fields, 200 rocks--some as large as houses -- dot the landscape. There is no other place in the world where there are so many concretions of such giant size.

Minneapolis, KS Natural Attractions


George Washington Carver Memorial Plaque

George Washington Carver made Minneapolis, Kansas his hometown from 1880-1884, when he graduated from Minneapolis High School. This famous scientist who lived here and invented over 300 uses for the peanut, sweet potato, soy beans, and pecans, is best remembered for the one thing he did not invent:

Minneapolis, KS Famous People

Markley Grove Park

For updates or $ changes go to -- www.minneapolis-ks.com/2172/Markley-Grove-Park In November of 1910

Minneapolis, KS Parks

Bohemian Hall

The hall became the center for lodge meetings, wedding dances, public dances, plays, programs, church services and funerals. It was completed in 1937 and is still used for many of the same activities.

Delphos, KS Historic Buildings


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