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Old Excelsior Mill


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Old Excelsior Mill In early Coffey County history, farmers brought their wheat to this well-known Burlington landmark situated at the east end of Kennebec Street.

The elevator building is all that remains of the Excelsior Water Mills, built in 1869, which produced flour for foreign and domestic consumption. Later the mills produced hydoelectric power for the City of Burlington.

Water to power the Mills flowed over the City Dam and this made a popular recreation area.


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Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center - Caboose

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Burlington, KS Railroad History

Burlington Post Office

The Post Office building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 17, 1989 for its association with the Treasury Department?s Section Program and for the artistic significance of the sculpture it contains. The sculpture "Boy and Colt"

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Wolf Creek Environmental Education Area

The Wolf Creek Environmental Education Area opened in September of 1994 offers visitors a unique opportunity to learn about the nature of eastern Kansas. The area consists of 160 acres on which there are three self-guided trails that start and end at the "silo."

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Camping, Fishing & Picnicking

People come from miles around to use the many parks and recreation facilities in Burlington. Burlington has five recreational parks: Conrad Park, Drake Park and City Dam, Jones Youth Recreational Park, and Kelley Park, and Oak Park

Burlington, KS Recreation

Wolf Creek Generating Station

Wolf Creek Generating station is the only nuclear power plant in the state of Kansas. It plays a key role in providing electrical power for some 780,000 customers in Kansas and Missouri.

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