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Fountain Park Square


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Fountain Park Square The downtown area is built around a Fountain Park which gives Blue Rapids the distinction of being the only round town square in Kansas. Founders platted the town much like those in New England to include a "hub" with streets coming off the middle like the spokes of a wheel.


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Outdoor Mural

This mural painted by local artist, Kenny Winkenwader, depicts the historic Alcove Spring park located five miles north of Blue Rapids. Alcove Spring is one of the best-known stopping points in the 1850s for travelers making the trip west on the Oregon Trail.

Blue Rapids, KS Arts

Historic Library

The Blue Rapids Public Library, second site in Marshall County chosen for the National Register of Historic Buildings, was built in 1875 for a library and has served for that purpose ever since. The library has existed in one location longer than any other library in the state.

Blue Rapids, KS National Register

Fountain Park Square

The downtown area is built around a Fountain Park which gives Blue Rapids the distinction of being the only round town square in Kansas. Founders platted the town much like those in New England to include a "hub"

Blue Rapids, KS Recreation

Gypsum Plant

In 1871, Judge J.V. Coon of Elyria, Ohio, visited Blue rapids and took samples of gypsum back to Ohio for testing. It was found to be suitable for the manufacturing of plaster of paris. In 1872, he and a brother returned and set up the first machinery for processing gypsum. In the early 1900

Blue Rapids, KS Tours

Alcove Spring

Alcove Spring is a spring of fresh water flowing from the side of the alcove into the basin below the Naomi Pike 10-12 foot falls, all in a woodland setting. The spring has never been known to dry up, even during severe Kansas droughts. Today, the spring is part of a 223

Blue Rapids, KS Landmarks

Things to do Recreation near Blue Rapids, KS

Hiawatha Aquatic Park

Enjoy our 140 foot water slide! Pool Hours: 1:00 - 8:00 PM daily (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend) After school ...

Brown County State Lake

62 Acres - Located 8 miles East and 1 mile South of Hiawatha....

Hiawatha City Lake

7 Acres - Located 1 mile South of Hiawatha....