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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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25 Historical Sites

25 HISTORICAL SITES THROUGHOUT RAWLINS COUNTY
(According to Anselm Sramek's Historical Map)

A. BONE HILL - 11

Atwood, KS Tours

Episcopal Church

The Church of Transfiguration was constructed in 1890

Logan, KS Historic Churches

Buffalo Statue

The Buffalo Statue is located in front of the courthouse and was presented to the city by local sculptor, Pete Felton, renowned Kansas artist.

Atwood, KS Arts

Fort Wallace Museum

On the grounds of the Fort Wallace Museum visitors will find the original Pond Creek Stage Station, built in 1865 as a "home station"

Sharon Springs, KS Museums

Colby Parks

Villa High Park is truly the "Oasis on the Plains". This park, consisting of 40 acres, was created in the late 1960`s with the aid of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

Colby, KS Recreation

Duckland

The park offers families a unique opportunity to picnic and observe geese, ducks, and beaver on small ponds.

St. Francis, KS Parks

The Eller House

The Eller House, displaying typical furniture, clothing, and objects, tells of farm life in the 1930s. The house was built in 1906 in Colby, was moved to a farm south of town in 1917 and was moved to the museum site in 1981.

Colby, KS Museums

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

Colby Community College

The Colby Community College is a huge asset to our community. The Cultural Arts Center is a hub for cultural presentations and art exhibits. Changing exhibits are also featured at the Prairie Museum of Art & History.

Colby, KS Colleges

"They Also Ran" Gallery

"What do Stephen A. Douglas, Horace Greeley, Horation Seymour, Henry Clay, Alf Landon, Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter have in common? - They all ran for President ... and lost." Although these men and many others in American Presidential History were unsuccessful in their bids to attain the nation'

Norton, KS Museums

Sappa Park

Take a drive through the 488-acre wooded scenic Sappa Park as nature reveals its unique setting with the lush greens of spring, harvest golds in the summer, and a variety of sparkling fall colors.

Oberlin, KS Parks

Rawlins County Museum

History surrounds the area and is highlighted in Atwood at the Rawlins County Museum. The museum houses a mural of the county'

Atwood, KS Museums

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