High Plains, Kansas

LASR - Heritage Hills Quinter Oakley Sharon Springs Hill City Nicodemus Morland Studley Hoxie Colby Goodland Kirwin Logan Phillipsburg Norton Oberlin Herndon Atwood St. Francis

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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Post Office WPA Mural

The Post Office was built in 1936. Inside is the mural "Rural Delivery," depicting a postman of yesterday delivering mail to his country patrons. It was painted by Kenneth Adams, a WPA artist.

Goodland, KS Arts

Pratt Pony Bridge

The historic Pratt Pony Bridge was made in the early 1900s in Nebraska. It contains no bracing which let horses cross with less reluctance. It now resides in city park and is one of only two pratt bridges remaining.

Morland, KS Historic Bridges

The Cheyenne County Museum

The museum features a diorama complete with prehistoric fossils uncovered locally. This diorama shows life as it progressed over the millenia on the High Plains, and includes furniture and period exhibits of frontier life. All of the exhibits are of Cheyenne County history.

St. Francis, KS Museums


The park offers families a unique opportunity to picnic and observe geese, ducks, and beaver on small ponds.

St. Francis, KS Parks

Minium Fossil Quarry

Part of a National Geographic dig in 1985 - 86

Morland, KS Natural Attractions

Sod House

The sod house shows the ingenuity of the homesteaders. The late 19th century dwelling exhibits furniture, clothing and other artifacts of pioneer life on the prairie. Volunteers constructed the sod house in 1984. Sod blocks, 1 foot by 2 feet by 4

Colby, KS Pioneer History

Sawhill Park

Features one of the last bandshells in Kansas with its unique acoustics.

St. Francis, KS Amphitheaters

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

Arikaree Breaks Driving Tour

The breaks, located on the extreme northern edge of Cheyenne County, are 36 miles long and approximately two to three miles wide. This area of extremely rough terrain, with its deep ravines and gullies is a marked contrast to the plains generally associated with the area. The breaks were formed 9,00

St. Francis, KS Tours

Logan Lake

Scenic Logan Lake provides a great spot for campouts, family picnics and fishing. While you relax in the picturesque tree covered picnic areas, the children can enjoy the playground equipment, compliments of the City of Logan.

Logan, KS Recreation

Ol' Depot

The renovated Atwood Depot is now a gift and collectibles store that sits at the edge of Lake Atwood.

Atwood, KS Railroad History

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