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Atchison, Kansas

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Atchison State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area

A 66 acre lake contains largemouth bass, channel catfish, redear sunfish, bluegill sunfish and black crappie. The wildlife area has about 136 acres of grass and timber open to hunting.

Atchison, KS Recreation

St. Patrick's Church

St. Patrick's is the oldest Catholic structure in continous use in Kansas by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City. In the spring of 1857, St. Patrick's was established by Rev. Augustine Wirth, O.S.B. The first church was erected in the fall of 1859

Atchison, KS Historic Churches

Independence Park

On the Missouri river, the park offers camping, picnics, and fishing.

Atchison, KS Recreation

Chapels at Mount St. Scholastica Convent

The Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica have been in Atchison since 1863 and at their present location since 1877. St. Scholastica Chapel was dedicated in 1938, the 75th anniversary of the Benedictine Sisters'

Atchison, KS Historic Churches

Atchison - Morman Grove

A historic marker erected by the Kansas State Historical Society that commemorates the site where, during the years between 1855 and 1857, some 20,000 Mormons camped before moving on to their "promised land".

Atchison, KS Landmarks

Things to do near Atchison, KS

Blue Rapids Historical Society Museum

The Blue Rapids Historical Museum was established in 2007 to honor and remember the people, businesses and history of the onl...

Elwood City Park

The Elwood City Park is located on Massachusetts Street, between 7th and 9th Streets. The Elwood City Park is one of the cle...

"City of Beautiful Maples"

Hiawatha well deserves the title. The tree-lined streets of the city display many hard maples. Residents have planted and cul...