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High Plains, Kansas

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Once the hunting grounds of nomadic Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians, the High Plains is grand in scale. This is a land of vast rolling praries, sculpted by creeks, rivers, and shimmering fields of golden grain. Here you can wander the "Kansas Pyramids" - or Monument Rocks National Landmark - a fossil hunter's paradise, where prehistoric inland seas once covered the plains. You'll also come across High Plains towns, rich in history, country charm and some of the most unusual small-town museums in the nation. What's the best way to get to the High Plains of Kansas? Head northwest and follow a road less traveled.

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Herndon Ball Diamond

A tribute to the early citizens of Herndon is still standing today in the Herndon City Park. The Herndon Ball Diamond is a remarkable example of depression era public works that made life in that time a little easier and alot more enjoyable. Many a ball game has been (and still is)

Herndon, KS Recreation

Biggest Barn in Kansas

The Cooper Barn is one of the largest barns in Kansas and holds a wealth of Thomas County History. The cattle barn was built in 1936 and was part of the Foster Farms operation. The barn is 66 feet wide, 114 feet long and 48 feet high. It was moved to the site in 1992 and houses the exhibit "

Colby, KS Museums

Episcopal Church

The Church of Transfiguration was constructed in 1890

Logan, KS Historic Churches

Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge

The Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge is an 11,000

, KS Wildlife Refuges

Outdoor Mural

This outdoor artwork is painted on the west side of the building at 4th and State Street, by H-D Productions, 1997.

Atwood, KS Arts

Nicol School

The one-room Nicol School building symbolizes the cultural and social importance of education to the pioneers. It represents the 94 one-room rural schools that once graced the landscape in Thomas County.

Colby, KS Historic Schoolhouses


25 Historical Sites

25 HISTORICAL SITES THROUGHOUT RAWLINS COUNTY
(According to Anselm Sramek's Historical Map)

A. BONE HILL - 11

Atwood, KS Tours

Quinter City Park

Quinter's City Park with the newly completed pool (1990) is a haven of rest for weary travelers. The park has picnic tables and shelter houses nestled under many shade trees.

Quinter, KS Parks

McDill

The Center is the ideal place to get together. Whether your needs are for a small business meeting room, a larger conference room, or an auditorium, we provide the resources for you. Facilities are available for seminars, educational meetings, and large group meetings. Within the Center, you'

Phillipsburg, KS Auditoriums

Cottonwood Ranch

In 1982 the State of Kansas purchased approximately twenty-three acres of the original Cottonwood Ranch. Today the Kansas State Historical Society administers the property as one of the state's best preserved historic sites which is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places

, KS Historic Ranches

Norton County Historical Museum

Did you know that Norton County, Kansas, was the site of one of the biggest meteor impacts in the United States? At about 5:00 p.m. on February 18, 1948, there was a loud explosion and fireball approximately 15

Norton, KS Museums

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