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Burlington, Kansas

Burlington, Kansas

The CITY OF BURLINGTON is a progressive county seat town of approximately 2,800 people and it is growing. Burlington is large enough to offer a variety of activities and services, yet small enough to provide opportunities for person-to-person involvement. You can find all the modern improvements and conveniences found in most larger cities. The main business district is located at the center of the City and recently received a new face lift with the installation of new sidewalks, curbs, colonial street lights, trees, and the surfacing of the streets. Cross Centre Shopping Center is located a the north edge of the City.

Burlington is classified as a second class city and is governed by a mayor and city council form of government. The governing body is very active in planning for the future. Zoning regulations are in place to guide for an orderly planned growth of the city. The city has four industrial sites located on the south side of the city. Sanitary sewer lines, electric and water services have been extended to areas for immediate use in new development. The City has developed a Commercial Park just south of the city limits. The City has continued to improve its street network and 90% of the streets are paved. The Burlington Municipal Police Department provides around-the-clock security, traffic control, and animal control and works very closely with the Coffey County Sheriff's Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol, both of which have offices in Burlington. The Coffey County Airport has a flight operations building, a 5,500 concrete runway and taxiways, a 20-unit T hanger, maintenance facilities, a Ground School, and flight instruction. Chartered flights are available.

For more than a decade, Burlington has held the honor of being designated by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a "Tree City USA". Burlington has also received the Growth Award. People come from many miles around to use the many parks and recreation facilities in Burlington, including a large modern recreation center and aquatic center and two golf courses. Burlington and the surrounding area have numerous businesses which are, in themselves, tourist attractions. Burlington has a modern museum and library. Various entertainment facilities, as well as motels and eating establishments are available.

Burlington has excellent modern educational facilities which offer a variety of educational and extra-curricular programs and services, as well as a well-trained staff.

Burlington's medical facilities offer a variety of modern, state-of-the-art equipment and services and a 24-hour staff emergency services.

For more in-depth information about the City of Burlington and our businesses, industries, education system, tourist attractions and travel accommodations, please see the options on the left menu.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Historic Homes Tour

This home was built in 1889 by Burlington banker, Thomas Foster. As was the custom in the Victorian era, the home is filled with fancy woodwork, stained glass windows, fireplaces, open stairways, and many other special accents.

Burlington, KS Tours

Old Excelsior Mill

In early Coffey County history, farmers brought their wheat to this well-known Burlington landmark situated at the east end of Kennebec Street. The elevator building is all that remains of the Excelsior Water Mills, built in 1869

Burlington, KS Historic Mills

Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center - Caboose

Coffey County Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center is located in a bright red Sante Fe Caboose at the intersection of Highway 75

Burlington, KS Railroad History

Coffey County Historical Society and Museum

The Coffey County Museum, which features 12,000 square feet of displays, is located in Katy Park of the original Townsite of the City of Burlington, which was platted in 1857

Burlington, KS Museums

Coffey County Lake

The Coffey County Lake has been called the "Crown Jewel" of Kansas fisheries. The 5,090 acre lake provides cooling water for Wolf Creek Generating Station'

Burlington, KS Recreation

Things to do near Burlington, KS

Big Hill Swimming Beaches

With Big Hill being one of the clearest lakes in Kansas the sand-covered beach has become a popular spot for cooling off from...