Grant County, KS

Grant CountyDiscover Grant County in Southwest Kansas. You'll find Big Sky Country to rival other states' charms and the start at night are just as big and bright as those in a certain state to the south of us!

You'll see wildlife - deer, pheasants, wild turkey, coyotes, rabbits and yes, skunks - all the wild animals that make the High Plains their home. Come hunt pheasant in season - find a friendly farmer or hunt on two private game reserves in the county.

Grant County has history to entice the most avid history buff. The Cimarron Cut-Off - the dry route- of the Santa Fe trail ran through here. Get out of your car and walk in the ruts the wagon trains made. Find Wagon Bed Springs and try to imagine the feeling of awe the pioneers must have felt in this immense sea of grass and of relief at finding good water.

Visit the historical museum in Ulysses built of handmade adobe bricks and learn about the town that moved to get away from its bonded indebtedness.

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Santa Fe Trail Ruts

Come and see the wheel ruts of the famous 60 mile "Jornada" Trail, a stretch of arid prairie between the Arkansas and Cimarron Rivers referred to by early Spanish explorers as the "jornada de muerte" or journey of death

Ulysses, KS Landmarks

Swimming Pool Complex

Cool off during those hot, Kansas summer days at the Grant County Swimming Pool Complex. The Complex has an outdoor olympic-size pool with diving area, two kiddie and toddler pools, and an olympic-size, heated, indoor lap pool.

Ulysses, KS Recreation

Bentwood Golf Course

Come to Frazier Park and play a round of golf on the nine-hole grass greens course.

Ulysses, KS Golf Courses

Wagon Bed Springs

Wagon Bed Springs, sometimes called Lower Cimarron Springs, on the Cimarron River in Southwest Kansas afforded the first water during the dry season on the 60

Ulysses, KS Pioneer History

Old Edwards Hotel

Located in the Museum Complex, the Old Edwards Hotel was cut into three sections for moving in 1909

Ulysses, KS Historic Hotels

Grant County Museum

The Grant County Museum is housed in a handmade adobe structure built for a county shop in the 1930s as a WPA project. The museum is now on the State Register of Historic Places.

Ulysses, KS Museums

The Mormon Batallion

On September 19, 1846 a 500 man Morman Battalion arrived at the Springs on their way to California to fight in the Mexican War. Thirsty and weary from a forced march 50

Ulysses, KS Pioneer History

Industrial Tours

Make arrangements to tour one of Ulysses' industries while you are enjoying your stay. Below are the names and numbers of busineses where you can arrange a tour.

Ulysses, KS Tours

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