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Mankato, Kansas

Mankato, Kansas

Mankato, the county seat of Jewell County, has an historicly attractive downtown with several turn-of-the-century buildings. The Ute Theatre has been refurbished and is showing movies again. The Mankato Library is in a handsome building originally built as a YMCA. The old stone jail which is one of several buildings that comprise the Jewell County Historical Society Museum, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is being restored.

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Mankato Library

The Mankato Library is in a handsome building originally built as a YMCA. As a member of the Central Kansas Library System it functions as a modern library facility and also houses genealogical materials including old county newspapers on microfilm.

Mankato, KS Historic Buildings

The Jewell County Historical Society Museum

The Jewell County Historical Society Museum contains donated gifts of various descriptions. The North building was the original home of the Jewell County Historical Society, donated by Mr. &

Mankato, KS Museums


Old Stone Jail

The old stone jail is one of several buildings that comprise the Jewell County Historical Society Museum and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Mankato, KS Pioneer Life

Things to do near Mankato, KS

Boston Corbett Monument

Boston Corbett, as a Union Army soldier, shot John Wilkes Booth, who had assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. Rather than ...

Smith Center Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 10Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Webster Lake & State Park

7 miles west of Stockton on Highway 24 or 10 miles north of Zurich on Highway 258 from K-18. The 3,780 acre lake has campgro...