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Canton, Kansas

Canton, Kansas

"Gateway to Maxwell Game Preserve"

Canton is located six miles south of the Maxwell Refuge and provides full services - groceries, gas, home-cooked meals, and most of your daily conveniences.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Chisholm Trail/Santa Fe Trails Meet

Two of the most historic trails of Kansas, the Santa Fe Trail and the Chisholm Trail, meet just 3 miles east of Canton on Highway 56, on the McPherson/Marion County line, the only place in the United States where these two trails cross.

Canton, KS Pioneer Life

Canton Carnegie Library

The 1921 Canton Township Carnegie Library still seems to be in great shape on North Main. It was the last Carnegie Library built in Kansas and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987

Canton, KS Carnegie Libraries

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge

No other place in Kansas can buffalo and elk be viewed as they can at the 2800-acre Maxwell Wildlife Refuge. Voted as one of 8

Canton, KS Wildlife Refuges

Interesting Stonework

There's some interesting stonework in the buildings in the park just south of downtown.

Canton, KS Arts

1883 Jail

The pioneer 1883 jail on Allen Street can be seen by appointment.

Canton, KS Pioneer Life

Things to do near Canton, KS

Hawthorne Ranch Trail Rides

Capture the spirit of the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas from the back of a horse. We provide horses, tack and guide for tr...

The Yellow Brick Quilt

Kansas and quilting have gone hand in hand since 1854 when Kansas was still a territory. During immigration to Kansas, quilts...

Durland Park

Located on East Main Street. This park is a great place to have lunch in the shade and visit some of Council Grove's historic...

Ellet Museum

Housed in a one-room schoolhouse built by Col. Ellet in the 1880s, the collection includes the written and pictorial history ...