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Russell, Kansas

  • 28miles East of Russell
    Wilson LakeWilson Lake is an important recreational resource for many of the surrounding towns. It is a 9,100-acre lake and has over 100... continue

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Russell County Courthouse

President Gerald R. Ford and Senator Robert J. Dole launched the 1976 Presidential campaign on this site on August 20, 1976.

Russell, KS Historical Markers

Gernon House

This structure is the oldest "post rock" stone house built in Russell in 1872 by Nicholas Gernon, a blacksmith and one of the original settlers. This lovely home has been fully restored to the period of the 1890s.

Russell, KS Museums

Oil Patch Museum

Oil Patch Russell is a place to see, feel and learn about oil, the "Black Gold" that fuels man's imagination, as well as his machines. The story of the people and events that make up the history of oil in this area will come alive at Oil Patch Russell.

Russell, KS Museums

Fossil Station Museum

An imposing looking structure, the museum building was formerly the county jail, built in 1907 from greenhorn limestone or "post rock." It has adapted nicely to the modern theories of museum functions.

Russell, KS Museums

Deines Cultural Center

The Deines Center is the permanent home of the wood engravings of nationally known artist, E. Hubert Deines. The Deines work is displayed on a rotating basis in the west end of the main gallery. In addition, the Deines Cultural Center features other artists'

Russell, KS Arts

Things to do near Russell, KS

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...

Markley Grove Park

For updates or $ changes go to -- www.minneapolis-ks.com/2172/Markley-Grove-Park In November of 1910 the park was given to...