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McPherson County, KS

McPherson CountyMost of the early settlers of McPherson County came from the east lured by the promise of free land. The Santa Fe Trail which crosses the county just south of McPherson is a current reminder of the early heritage of the county. Marked with monuments where it crosses the county's highways, the variations the trail left on the terrain are still visible from aerial photos.


McPherson County offers a rich diversity of historic, cultural, and natural attractions. It was settled primarily by Swedish, German, Swiss, and Volga German immigrants whose heritage is very alive across the county. Enjoy historical celebrations in full native costumes each summer and fall in Lindsborg, "Little Sweden, U.S.A." and the Scottish Highland Games at McPherson. Native prairie can still be found in this area, some of which overlooks the Smoky Valley. The county also includes some of the finest cultural attractions in the area.

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Kansas Motorcycle Museum

The Kansas Motorcycle Museum features vintage antique motorcycles of many different makes and models. The museum is dedicated to motorcycle memorabilia. The museum also displays over 600 trophies owned by local legend motorcycle racer Stan Engdahl. A new addition to the museum was completed in 2005

Marquette, KS Museums

Marquette Visitor's Tour

Schedule

9:00 A.M. - Arrive in Marquette for restrooms and coffee time.

Hot coffee and rolls at the Cafe - Tuesday thru Saturday, OR

Marquette, KS Tours

Lindsborg Golf Course

The Lindsborg GolSeason: Year-round, weather permitting Course Type: City of Lindsborg Municipal course, pasture style. Original greens were cotton seed hull instead of sand. Surrounded by wheat, milo fields, crop ground and cattle. Course Designer:Hilding Jaderborg Year Built: 1960 Facilities &

Lindsborg, KS Golf Courses


Carnegie Library

The 1921 Canton Township Carnegie Library still seems to be in great shape on North Main. It was the last Carnegie Library built in Kansas.

Canton, KS Carnegie Libraries

Anton Pearson Woodcarving Studio

The Pearson Woodcarving Studio, located is the oldest artist's studio in Lindsborg, preserves the memory of early pioneers. Son in law, Norman Malm, a prolific artist, continues the woodcarving tradition. A large collection of his pen and ink drawings and satire cartoons are shown as well. Norman'

Lindsborg, KS Art Galleries

World War II Memorial Mural

The World War II Memorial is painted on the wall of this building located across the street from the Galva Museum in downtown Galva.

Galva, KS Memorials

Galva Museum

Since the late 19th century and throughout the 20th century, the stone building has been an integral part of the Galva community. The two-story natural limestone building (referred to as the only skyscraper in Galva) was built in the early 1880s. It measured 100 feet by 25

Galva, KS Museums

Wild Dala Herd

Chicago May Have Cows but Lindsborg has Wild Dala Horses! The Herd of Wild Dala Horses, one of the 8

Lindsborg, KS Art

Stan Herd Mural

The Stan Herd mural painted in 1986 on a building on Main Street shows the artist's vision of how Inman might have looked in 1910

Inman, KS Arts

Coronado Heights

Coronado Heights is a twenty-six acre virgin prairie park overlooking the Smoky Valley. The first buildings of Lindsborg were at the foot of this hill. Legend says it was also a lookout for Coronado's party on their 1541 journey into Kansas. This is one of the two highest lookout points in Kansas.

Lindsborg, KS Landmarks

Bethany Lutheran Church

The interior of this historic church is reminiscent of churches in rural Sweden with a hand-crafted altar and large oil paintings.

Lindsborg, KS Historic Churches

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