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High Plains, Kansas

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Once the hunting grounds of nomadic Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians, the High Plains is grand in scale. This is a land of vast rolling praries, sculpted by creeks, rivers, and shimmering fields of golden grain. Here you can wander the "Kansas Pyramids" - or Monument Rocks National Landmark - a fossil hunter's paradise, where prehistoric inland seas once covered the plains. You'll also come across High Plains towns, rich in history, country charm and some of the most unusual small-town museums in the nation. What's the best way to get to the High Plains of Kansas? Head northwest and follow a road less traveled.

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Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church

This wonderful structure was built in 1906 by Bohemian immigrants from Czechoslovakia. Originally located nine miles north and three miles west of Atwood, the church formerly known as Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church was moved to the museum complex in 1994 by the citizens of Atwood.

Atwood, KS Historic Churches

Smoky Gardens Fishing Lake

Smoky Valley Fishing Lake gives the visitor 11 acres to fish, enjoy picnics, and camp with electrical hookups. Boat ramps, drinking water and dump stations are also provided at the lake.

Goodland, KS Recreation

AME Church

Area residents founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E.) in 1879. Members initially met in a sod structure. In 1885, the sod church was replaced with a limestone structure. In 1910

Nicodemus, KS Historic Churches

C & R Railroad

C&R Railroad invites you to a quaint community tucked inside a 57-foot mountain range in the McDill "Huck" Boyd Center where intrigued visitors can watch animated O-scale trains chug through the village, and arrive at Union Station. A freight yard includes a turntable and roundhouse.

Phillipsburg, KS Exhibits


Nicodemus National Historic Site

The Nicodemus National Historic Site preserves, protects and interprets the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War. At the Visitor Center

Nicodemus, KS Museums

Sawhill Park

Features one of the last bandshells in Kansas with its unique acoustics.

St. Francis, KS Amphitheaters

Topside Territory Fantasy Playground

Come and enjoy the fun for all at the Topside Territory Fantasy Playground. Sit back and relax while your children run through this amazing playground.

Goodland, KS Parks

St. Mary's Catholic Church

St. Mary's Catholic Church was built in 1917 using concrete blocks that were all hand made by the congregation. It'

Herndon, KS Historic Churches

Outdoor Mural

This outdoor artwork is painted on the west side of the building at 4th and State Street, by H-D Productions, 1997.

Atwood, KS Arts

Norton County Historical Museum

Did you know that Norton County, Kansas, was the site of one of the biggest meteor impacts in the United States? At about 5:00 p.m. on February 18, 1948, there was a loud explosion and fireball approximately 15

Norton, KS Museums

Hillmon School

The Hillmon Schoolhouse was the sixth school district to be organized in Norton County. The school houses were numbered as they were built and the Hillmon School was District 6

Norton, KS Pioneer History

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