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Coffey CountyENJOY SOME COFFEY WITH YOUR FUN!

Coffey County offers so much to do, you'll never want to leave! Your "Coffey Break" begins in Burlington. Stop by the Visitor's Information Center to get your adventures started right! The Coffey County Visitor's Center and Coffey County Chamber of Commerce is located at the northwest corner of Neosho Street and U.S. 75 Highway, in the heart of Burlington, which is the county seat.

Step back in time with a visit to the County Museum or one of the local antique shops. Leap into the future with a tour of the state's only Nuclear Power Generating Station, Wolf Creek.

For those thirsting for outdoor excitement, John Redmond Reservoir can quench that thirst...with over 9400 acres of surface water! John Redmond Reservoir offers overnight camping with RV accommodations, fishing, boating and every form of water sport "under the sun!" Plus nature lovers will enjoy a hike through the Flint Hills Wildlife Refuge. This area is home to spectacular wildlife and birds, including the American Bald Eagle.


Wolf Creek Lake, a 5090-acre lake, provides cooling for Wolf Creek systems used in producing electricity. The lake is also home to many species of fish including striper, wiper, and large and smallmouth bass; black and white crappie; walleye; and blue, flathead and channel catfish.

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The Crandall Ranch

The Crandall Ranch west of LeRoy is home to descendents of the oldest herd of Purebred Angus cattle in the United States. The progenitors of the herd were brought to Lake Forest, Illinois from Aberdeen, Scotland, by Mrs. Maude Crandall's grandfather, James Anderson, and his partner 105

LeRoy, KS Historic Buildings

1896 School House

The Rural Dale School which was located east of LeRoy, Kansas in Coffey County, was recently donated to the Coffey County Museum by Irene Woods. The 1896 school house has been moved next to the Museum and is currently undergoing restoration. Restoration should be completed early in 1997.

Burlington, KS Historic Schoolhouses

Gridley Christian Church

The Gridley Christian Church was first organized about 1890 as a Disciples of Christ Christian Church. Services were held in the building that housed Bahr Hardware. In the summer of 1895, the Burlington Independent reported on the front page that \"

Gridley, KS Historic Churches

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

Burlington, KS Historic Mills

IOOF Hall

The IOOF Hall in Lebo was one place where folks went to have a good time. For years after its dedication in 1899, it was the site of many social gatherings and even served as a church while the Methodist Church was being built. It is made of native stone quarried near Coal Creek, 1 and 1/2

Lebo, KS Historic Buildings

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,"

Burlington, KS Arts

Gridley City Lake

Gridley City Lake was built as a 33 acre water supply for the city in 1956, and was used as such until 1990, when the lake became inadequate and a new water supply was obtained. The lake was drained and restructured in 1995

Gridley, KS Recreation

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

Bank of Waverly

This historical building in Waverly was built about 1883 as a private bank by Mr. Senior and Mr. Fisher. In 1892, it was sold and became known as the Bank of Waverly. On January 27, 1893, it was the scene of Waverly'

Waverly, KS Historic Buildings

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."

Burlington, KS Nature Centers


Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center - Caboose

Coffey County Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center is located in a bright red Sante Fe Caboose at the intersection of Highway 75

Burlington, KS Railroad History

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