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Columbus, Kansas

  • Big Brutus

    Big BrutusOne of the most unique day trips in Southeast Kansas is to Big Brutus, 11,000,000 pounds of fun! Big Brutus is the world's second largest electric mining shovel. Walk through its cavernous body, sit i...
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Andrew Carnegie Library

The library is one of 33 Andrew Carnegie libraries in the state of Kansas. It is on the National Historic Register.

Columbus, KS Carnegie Libraries


Columbus Museum

"A Town within a Town" A colorful look at the history of Columbus. The unique Village Street, made entirely of brick from the Columbus Metzger Brick & Tile Plant between 1880 and 1910, runs along models of early shops and businesses like the Music Shop, Doctor'

Columbus, KS Museums

Columbus' 1880s Town Square

Take a stroll around the 1880's square of Columbus and visit our shops. You must not miss the turn of the century architecture, or the unique color schemes of each building. Tour the community and see the many historical churches and Victorian homes. Driving tour map available at Chamber office, 320

Columbus, KS Historic Downtowns

Columbus Wye and Frisco Caboose

The Columbus Wye is a one of its kind three way switch allowing trains to turn around. The crossing, formerly located in the northern part of Columbus was donated to the City of Columbus by the Burlington Northern Railroad. At the time the switch was constructed, it was one of the three built:

Columbus, KS Railroad History

Things to do near Columbus, KS

Toronto Hunting

The gently rolling terrain of the Verdigris River Valley marks the northern reaches of the physiographic region known to earl...

Opothle Yahola

Speaker - Prophet - Medicine Man of the Upper Creek Nation Opothle Yahola was born in the late 1700s in the tribal town...

Hope Cemetery

Hope Cemetery was started late in 1874. More than 50 old soldiers and many of the first and best citizens are also at rest th...

Wolf Creek Environmental Education Area

Wolf Creek Environmental Education Area, located just east of the City, is a unique opportunity to learn about the nature of ...

Parsons-Katy Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 14 days...