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Downs, Kansas

  • Lipton Hotel

    Lipton HotelThe Lipton Hotel was built in 1880 and is still standing. It once sheltered dignitaries and politicians. Today it houses one of the areas finest gift stores on the street level and some of the old roo...
    Lipton Hotel
  • "Opera House"

    The old "Opera House" building was built in 1881. The second level of the building was used as a theater for commercial plays until about 1912-1915. Although it is badly in need of repair, it currentl...
    "Opera House"

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Sod and Stubble Country Self-Guided Auto Tour

Three miles northwest of the city of Downs is located the site of the 1871 homestead of immigrant Henry Ise. In 1873, Henry married seventeen-year old Rosa Haag of Holton, Kansas and brought her west to live. Twelve children (five girls and seven boys) were born on this homestead in the 27

Downs, KS Pioneer Life

Carnegie Library

The Downs Carnegie Library built in 1905 which was constructed from a $5,000 gift from Andrew Carnegie, still houses the library. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

Downs, KS Carnegie Libraries

The Downs Cemetery

The Downs Cemetery is located along Highway 24

Downs, KS Cemeteries

Downs Golf Course

The Downs Golf Course is open to the public and located only four miles north of the city. It is a challenging, well kept, nine-hole sand green course.

Downs, KS Golf Courses

The Organ Factory

The historic Baptist Church of 1890 is now home to Richardson's Organ Factory. Tour the factory and learn about organ design from a European-trained organ master.

Downs, KS Historic Churches

Things to do near Downs, KS

Kansas Walleye Association

You are invited to the five scheduled tournaments at some of the finest lakes in Kansas. The KWA welcomes anglers of all a...

George Washington Carver Memorial Plaque

George Washington Carver made Minneapolis, Kansas his hometown from 1880-1884, when he graduated from Minneapolis High School...