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Flint Hills Country, Kansas

Augusta Beaumont Hamilton Harveyville Eskridge Olsburg Clifton Clay Center Wakefield Westmoreland Wamego St. Marys Paxico Alma Alta Vista Manhattan Junction City Grandview Plaza Fort Riley Enterprise Abilene Herington Onaga Council Grove Emporia Lindsborg Marquette McPherson Canton Galva Hillsboro Peabody Marion Florence Burns Cedar Point Cottonwood Falls Strong City Madison Eureka Atlanta Winfield Milford Arkansas City El Dorado Inman

The Flint Hills is a place where you can still wander and explore magnificent grassland prairies, unchanged since the days of the Santa Fe Trail. Where the sky bends to meet the earth, and summer breezes blow across a sea of tallgrass and prairie wildflowers. Leave the 20th century behind and hop on an authentic Conestoga wagon for a western adventure you won't soon forget. Take the scenic route in search of historic forts and presidential treasures. Stop along the way to sample young vintages at a Kansas winery. And, if the spirit moves you, raise your arms, free your feet and dance across the open prairie. It's a place where the West is still wild. Where less is definitely more. So saddle up and hit the trail.

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Hermit's Cave

This tiny cave was the temporary home of an Italian hermit, Giovanni Maria Augustini, who lived here for a brief period in the spring of 1863. Later that year, the religious mystic left with a wagon train, walking the 500 miles to New Mexico.

Council Grove, KS Pioneer History

Post Office Mural

The U.S. Treasury Department commissioned the oil mural, "Kansas Gusher" by Donald Silks which has been placed on the National Register

Augusta, KS Arts

Old Frisco Wooden Water Tower

Built in 1885 for Frisco Railroad steam engines in Beaumont, the water tower provided water for the railroad roundhouse and cattle shipping operation. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is the oldest wooden water tower still operating in America.

Beaumont, KS Railroad History

Emporia Parks

C of E Park at 15th and Chestnut, Fremont Park at 4th and Union, Hammond Park at 18th between Center and State, Jones Park, south of 24

Emporia, KS Parks

Lyon County Historical Museum & Gift Gallery

The Lyon County Historical Museum is located in the 1904 Carnegie Library Building and is on the National Register of Historic Places

Emporia, KS Museums

McPherson City Parks

Wall Park - Avenue A and Park Street - 60

McPherson, KS Recreation

Tuttle Creek Off Road Vehicles

Off-road vehicle enthusiasts have the opportunity to enjoy their sport at Tuttle Creek. Miles of trails are available at the ORV area near Randolph and at the Motorcycle Area near the Spillway. SPILLWAY CYCLE AREA

, KS ORV Areas

Cottage House Hotel

This rambling, two-story brick building began in 1867 as a 3-room cottage and blacksmith shop. Today, the handsome gazebo-style porches are favorite gathering places for guests and the historic hotel is a restored showcase of unique Victorian charm. From "Aunt Minnie's Room" to the "Bridal Chamber"

Council Grove, KS Historic Hotels

Council Oak

A shelter east of the Neosho River bridge protects the stump of the Council Oak. Gathered in the shade of the big oak on a hot August day in 1825

Council Grove, KS Landmarks

Early Residents Walking Tour

"Where Did They Live? Early Residences of Lindsborg, KS." This is a self guided street /

Lindsborg, KS Historic Homes

Clay Center Post Office

The Clay Center Post Office is a stately building built in 1911

Clay Center, KS Historic Buildings

Butler County Courthouse

The historic Butler County Courthouse was built in 1909. Its Romanesque Style was designed by famed architect, George P. Washburn. Its terrazzo floors are still intact and reflect its elegant history. The first woman jury in Kansas met here in 1912.

El Dorado, KS Historic Courthouses

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