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Heritage Hills, Kansas

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A glacier once stood over this area, leaving behind a diverse landscape of steep, wooded river bluffs and magnificent prairie. Take the scenic route and discover more than 600 campsites, 30miles of bridle and hiking trails, 450 acres for backpackers and 9,000 acres of public hunting lands. If it's history you're after, Heritage Hills offers one of the finest state history museums in the nation; several nationally acclaimed museums of natural history, Kansas history and art; beautifully restored buildings and homes; as well as living history festivals/ The area may be most well known for its rich heritage , but it also attracts thousands of people every year to its world-famous Topeka Zoo... to one of the nation's newest auto racing facilities... to countless antique shops, boutiques, and outlet malls. Relax for a weekend or spend a week. Create some history of your own in Heritage Hills.

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Winchester Jail

Built in 1909, this jail came from the town of Winchester, Kansas. Since it was not fireproof, it was never locked. It was a place for drunks and tramps to sleep. The jail was a meeting place for the city council, police court and voting.

Oskaloosa, KS Pioneer Life

Washburn University

Established in 1865, Washburn University is one of Topeka's greatest assets and is the only municipal university in the nation. The 160

Topeka, KS Colleges

Bowstring Bridge

Built in Cleveland, Ohio, the bowstring bridge was originally located across Rock Creek, north of Meridan, in 1875.

The 48-ft long, 14-ft wide bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 1990

Oskaloosa, KS National Register

Fishing at Perry Reservoir

Fishing: Perry is best known for its crappie and channel catfish angling.

Crappie

, KS Fishing

Tibbot Schoolhouse

Originally a country schoolhouse located southeast of Oskaloosa, the Tibbot school was moved to Oskaloosa in the 1950's and became part of the grade school, along with the Lone Tree, Kilgour and Plum Grove country schools. The building was moved to Old Jefferson Town in 1975.

Oskaloosa, KS Pioneer Life

Area History Mural

The mural depicting area history was painted by local artist, Tom Russell. It is displayed in the Baldwin State Bank.

Baldwin City, KS Arts

Melvern Lake Campgrounds

Six campgrounds are conveniently located around Melvern Lake. The Corps manages five out of the six campgrounds. They are: Outlet, Coeur d'

, KS Camping

Cottonwood Station

Welcome to Meriden's unique living history frontier town with a three-story flour mill, a sawmill, blacksmith shop, livery barn, print shop, post office, historic 1870 bridge, historic 1854 log cabin, 1895

Meriden, KS Museums

Downtown Antiques

Enjoy walking along historic downtown Valley Falls and shopping for collectibles or treasures in the antique shops. Stop for a soda at Frank's Original Soda Fountain, or ice cream at the local Ice Cream Parlor. Please stop by the museum, and if it'

Valley Falls, KS Historic Downtowns

Heartland Park Topeka

Heartland Park Topeka, one of the world's fastest tracks, is nationally known for record-breaking performances on its ultra-quick, quarter-mile dragstrip. The complex offers a 2.5 mile Grand Prix roadcourse, a 1.625 mile Club Course, a 1.75

Topeka, KS Car Races

Historic Churches

1st Babtist Church (pictured) - Romanesque Revival Style 4th and Hickory

United Methodist Church - 1903 3

Ottawa, KS Historic Churches

Kenneth Spencer Research Library

Designed for the preservation and use of rare materials, the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, on the University of Kansas campus, provides a home to some of the finest collections in North America. The library houses three major units:


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