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Ellsworth, Kansas

  • Terra Cotta Depot

    Terra Cotta DepotThe 1900 Union Pacific Terra Cotta Depot stands across the street from the Museum Complex near the original railroad tracks. It has been re-dedicated after total renovation and furnishing. ...
    Terra Cotta Depot

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1873 Jail

The old jail is the oldest building in Ellsworth. Earlier jails were temporary structures like cages. At other times, prisoners were housed in private homes. This jail was authorized on April 2 1872, with the lower floor designated as the jail and the upper floor to be used as court rooms. (

Ellsworth, KS Historic Buildings

Oriel Building

One of only a few bartizan style structures remaining in Kansas, the old Signature Insurance Building with its signature oriel window stands as an architectural landmark of the early drover history of Ellsworth, Kansas.

Ellsworth, KS Museums


1909 Union Pacific Wooden Caboose

A 1909 wooden caboose given to the museum by the "Union Pacific Railroad." This caboose is one of 26 known wooden "Union Pacific" cabooses still in existence in the United States and is the only one known of in Kansas. Following a complete restoration the caboose celebrated its 100

Ellsworth, KS Railroad


Things to do near Ellsworth, KS

Rooks County Hunting

Rooks County is well known as a haven for hunters. An abundance of pheasant, quail, turkey, deer, dove, ducks, and geese mak...