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Ellinwood, Kansas

  • Santa Fe Depot

    Santa Fe DepotThe existing Santa Fe Depot is the fourth depot built in Ellinwood and was dedicated on Dec. 17, 1903. The previous depot was hit by lightning and burned in 1902. The dedication was a most of the day ...
    Santa Fe Depot

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Wolf Pond

Wolf Pond is a popular fishing spot, and one of several parks and playgrounds in Ellinwood.

Ellinwood, KS Recreation


Historic Dick Building and Ellinwood Museum

The Dick Building was built in 1887 and is listed on the Kansas State Historical Register. It was bought by Matt Dick in 1889

Ellinwood, KS Museums

I.O.O.F. Building

The German influence in Ellinwood is spotted on the IOOF Building, originally the Roetzel building and now the Brown building. The foundation of the building was laid in June of 1886. Henry Roetzel moved into the building in 1887

Ellinwood, KS Historic Buildings

St. Joseph Catholic Church

St. Joseph Catholic Church with its 150 foot steeple was built of native limestone, quarried near Odin, Kansas. The church was completed and the first Mass was offered Aug. 13, 1902. There are frescoes in the arches near the ceiling, and the pipe organ installed in 1928 at cost of $3,500

Ellinwood, KS Historic Churches

Things to do near Ellinwood, KS

Santa Fe Trail Ruts

Ruts left by wagon trains can be found along Ash Creek, a tributary that feeds the Arkansas River. Ask at the Farmer's Co-op ...