Minneapolis, Kansas

Minneapolis, Kansas

Positioned in America's heartland, Minneapolis is a rural community in the farmland of North Central Kansas. Two major interstate highways make for easy accessibility into the area. Highway 81 passes within a mile of the city which serves as the link to our international neighbors to the north and south.

Farming and agricultural related businesses have been the mainstay of this community. Over 250,000 acres of cultivated land surround Minneapolis, the county seat of Ottawa County.

Fishing opportunities abound on the Solomon River and the Ottawa County Lake, and Minneapolis is only 45 minutes from four large reservoirs, Lake Wilson, Milford, Kanopolis and Glen Elder, for fishing, swimming and boating.

The city hosts a nine-hole golf course with grass greens and country club.

Ottawa County has 1,687 acres of walk-in hunting.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Ottawa County State Fishing Lake

Ottawa Lake has 148 acres of water containing bluegill, bullhead, channel, crappie, green sunfish, and bass.

Minneapolis, KS Recreation

Ottawa County Historical Museum

The Ottawa County Historical Museum features many outstanding displays. One of the world's premier George Washington Carver exhibits resides within the museum. Also included is an excellent military exhibit - one of the best anywhere. There is an interesting dinosaur exhibit relating to

Minneapolis, KS Museums

Rock City

The rocks at Rock City are huge sandstone concretions in an area about the size of two football fields, 200 rocks--some as large as houses -- dot the landscape. There is no other place in the world where there are so many concretions of such giant size.

Minneapolis, KS Natural Attractions

Markley Grove Park

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Minneapolis, KS Parks

George Washington Carver Memorial Plaque

George Washington Carver made Minneapolis, Kansas his hometown from 1880-1884, when he graduated from Minneapolis High School. This famous scientist who lived here and invented over 300 uses for the peanut, sweet potato, soy beans, and pecans, is best remembered for the one thing he did not invent:

Minneapolis, KS Famous People

Things to do near Minneapolis, KS

Webster Fishing

Primary sportfish include large and smallmouth bass, walleye, wipers, crappie, channel catfish, and flathead catfish. Largemo...

Wilson Hunting

The lake attracts thousands of waterfowl in the spring and fall. Ring-necked pheasants, bobwhites, white-tailed deer, and cot...