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Rafter Park Rafters Park provides a variety of recreational opportunities in the scenic rolling terrain adjacent to Elkhorn Lake. Outdoor activities include swimming, softball/baseball, sand volleyball courts, miniature golf, fishing, and shelterhouses.

The park is the site for the Holton Municipal Swimming Pool which was built in 1936 as a WPA project. The 385,000 gallon pool is one of the largest in the region. Activities in the park are geared not only for individual outdoor use, but semi-organized activities as well.


Address: Seventh and Nebraka Avenue

Come visit us in Holton, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Expressions of Dolls & Other Caricatures

Private museum of dolls, dolls houses, caricatures, displayed in an attractive exhibit. There are over 400 dolls displayed. Dolls range from 1890 to present. About 20 personality dolls, i.e. Elvis, Jackie, Princess Di, Michael Jackson etc. Located on lower level of "Expressions Gift &

Holton, KS Museums

Jackson County Courthouse

The Jackson County Courthouse, built in 1920, is the centerpiece of the courtyard and the downtown business community.

Holton, KS Historic Courthouses

Jackson County Historical Museum

The Jackson County Historical society Museum contains one of the finest volunteer-run collections in Kansas. Authentic, detailed exhibits are changed monthly.

Holton, KS Museums

Sears Roebuck and Co. House

A Sears Roebuck and Co. concrete block house was featured in the 1908 General Catalog for $1,995.00. That amount allowed for paid labor for assembling the house. The concrete blocks were made on site with a Wizard of Buckeye Concrete Block Machine which were sold in the same catalog.

Holton, KS Historic Homes

State Bank of Holton Building

Originally built in 1889 and destroyed by fire twice, the present building was rebuilt in 1906 and is registered on the National Historic Register.

Holton, KS National Register

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