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Atchison, Kansas

  • Jackson Park

    Jackson ParkJackson Park is the largest park in Atchison and the center of community fun days as well as family outtings. It is a heavily-wooded area with hiking and biking trails, play equipment, shelterhouses a...
    Jackson Park
  • Lewis and Clark State Park

    Camper sites with electricity, shower house, laundromat, playground, restrooms, and a swimming beach. ...
    Lewis and Clark State Park

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Atchison Trolley

Learn about Atchison from those who know it best. Hop aboard the trolley at the Santa Fe Depot and enjoy a 45-minute tour of Atchison narrated by your friendly, knowledgeable driver. As the trolley moves along the city's brick streets, you'll discover the classic charm of Atchison, including 18

Atchison, KS Tours

Atchison County Courthouse

One of 13 Kansas courthouses designed by George P. Washburn, this ashlar limestone building was completed in 1897, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The clock tower was raised an extra 12 feet from the original design so that it could be seen downtown.

Atchison, KS Historic Courthouses

Evah C. Cray Historical Home Museum

This 25-room mansion, listed in the National Register of Historic Places , is a glorious example of the opulence of the Victorian era. Built in 1882

Atchison, KS Museums

Mount Vernon Cemetery

Many of Atchison's founding fathers, who were also prominent Kansans of the time, are buried in this historic hilltop cemetery.

Atchison, KS Cemeteries

Amelia Earhart

Despite a few privileged years living with her grandparents in Atchison, Kansas, Amelia Earhart's childhood years were fairly transitional. Her father's job took him to Des Moines, where the family joined him a few years later. In 1913

Atchison, KS Famous People

Things to do near Atchison, KS

Elwood Wildlife Area

The Elwood Wildlife Area was purchased by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks in 2006, who then took management contr...

Banner Creek Swimming

Swimming and wading are allowed only in the designated swimming beach area within the markers. There is no lifegaurd on duty ...