Drive the Natural Prairie Tour and expect a lot of intriguing sites: one of Kansas' first state fishing lakes, a town that refused to vanish, two that did, ranches, farms, a buffalo ranch with a fifty ton hilltop buffalo.
You might see prairie wildlife, wild flowers, and gorgeous sunsets.
You will find fascination in the undulating vistas of grass coated hills, ever changing - always the same.
Old barns, miles of stone fences, and open spaces are some of the highlights. You will see the most scenic valley and rolling hills there are in the heart of America. You will meet interesting people and learn why the homesteaders fell in love with Ottawa County.
If you should spot someone, stop and visit a bit. You may find them as caring and friendly as yourself.
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Grace Bedell wrote to Abraham Lincoln suggesting that he should have whiskers. On Lincoln's way to Washington following his election to the presidency,he went to visit Grace to show he let his whiskers grow for her and then he kissed her. Grace Bedell moved 3.5Delphos, KS Monuments
Pick up a self tour guide at the Chamber and follow the Red Posts. We have the National Prairie Tour where you can expect a lot of intriguing sights, on the "Bohemian Hills Tour", witness the rolling hills and give credit to the immigrants of Austria-Hungary who settled here in the 1870's, there'Delphos, KS Tours
This marker shows the route taken in the Delphos area by Captain Zebulon Pike and his exploring party during his 1806 expedition. On September 29, 1806, Pike held council with the Pawnee and had the Spanish flag taken down and the U.S. flag hoisted.Delphos, KS Historical Markers
The Ottawa County Historical Museum features many outstanding displays. One of the world's premier George Washington Carver exhibits resides within the museum. Also included is an excellent military exhibit - one of the best anywhere. There is an interesting dinosaur exhibit relating toMinneapolis, KS Museums
George Washington Carver made Minneapolis, Kansas his hometown from 1880-1884, when he graduated from Minneapolis High School. This famous scientist who lived here and invented over 300 uses for the peanut, sweet potato, soy beans, and pecans, is best remembered for the one thing he did not invent:Minneapolis, KS Famous People