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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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Apollo 17 Marker

St. Francis, Kansas is the birthplace and boyhood home of Apollo astronaut, Ron Evans, who was aboard the Apollo 17 in its sixth and final lunar expedition of the Apollo series in 1972. While aboard the expedition, Ron Evans made the longest space walk of the time at 44

St. Francis, KS Landmarks

Buffalo Statue

The Buffalo Statue is located in front of the courthouse and was presented to the city by local sculptor, Pete Felton, renowned Kansas artist.

Atwood, KS Arts

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

Fike Park

Fike Park used to be called Carp Lake. An 1890

Colby, KS Recreation

25 Historical Sites

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

A. BONE HILL - 11

Atwood, KS Tours

Kidder Massacre Site

On June 1, 1867, Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer led a campaign from Fort Hays with a regiment of 1,100 men of the 5

Goodland, KS Military History

Sebelius Watchable Wildlife

The Norton Wildlife Area and Prairie Dog State Park both offer excellent opportunities to view and photograph wildlife. More than 30

, KS Wildlife Viewing

Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge

The Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge is an 11,000

, KS Wildlife Refuges

Hunter's Pumpkin Farm

Hunter's Pumpkin Farm is all about good old-fashioned fun for the whole family. Whether your on your way to the pumpkin patch to find that perfect jack-o-lantern, purchasing some yummy homemade breads, checking out the animals, or hanging out watching the kids run and play, we'

Kirwin, KS Pumpkin Patches

Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church

This wonderful structure was built in 1906 by Bohemian immigrants from Czechoslovakia. Originally located nine miles north and three miles west of Atwood, the church formerly known as Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church was moved to the museum complex in 1994 by the citizens of Atwood.

Atwood, KS Historic Churches

Sugar Hills Golf Course

Welcome to Sugar Hills Golf Club. Enjoy the beautiful rolling hills with blue grass fairways and challenging greens. For tee times, cart rentals or any other information, contact the Club Manager at

Goodland, KS Golf Courses

St. Mary's Catholic Church

St. Mary's Catholic Church was built in 1917 using concrete blocks that were all hand made by the congregation. It'

Herndon, KS Historic Churches

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