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Post Rock Country, Kansas

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With its steep, grassy slopes, Post Rock Country resembles the Yorkshire countryside. Even after more than 100 years, miles and miles of stone fence posts still stand. Here is the original "home on the range," that inspired Dr. Brewster Higley to write one of the most lasting refrains and what came to be the state song of Kansas. In Post Rock Country, you'll unearth one surprise after another. You'll find the unexpected (and the unexplained all circling around the exact Geographic Center of the continental United States.

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Ness County Historical Museum

The Historical Museum is housed in the old Beardslee Brothers General Store which originally was a building owned by Ross Calhoun, the father of Ness City. When a fire destroyed the building in 1899, the present building was built with supplies from the razed Calhoun House and sugar mill.

Ness City, KS Museums

The Battle of the Saline River

The survey party was unprepared for the attack and the men were mowed down like grass before a scythe. P.S. Ashley and his crew of six men were careless that day, August , 1867

Hays, KS Battlesites

Salina Art Center

Rotating regional, national, and international exhibits are featured at the galleries. Families and groups can call to arrange tours of the center. A Discovery Area gives children a hands-on opportunity to experience many facets of an art gallery. Exhibits change continually;

Salina, KS Arts

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreational opportunites abound around WaKeeney. The town is located in an area offering some of the best bird hunting anywhere. Cedar Bluff Lake and State Park, thirteen miles south of town, offers great fishing, camping, and boating. While you're there, explore Threshing Machine Canyon?

WaKeeney, KS Recreation

Oriel Building

One of only a few bartizan style structures remaining in Kansas, the old Signature Insurance Building with its signature oriel window stands as an architectural landmark of the early drover history of Ellsworth, Kansas.

Ellsworth, KS Museums

Art Center Building

The Grassroots Art Center has been open since 1995 and occupies three turn-of-the century native limestone buildings on the Main Street of Lucas. The main building was a bank until the bank holiday in 1933; it did not re-open as a bank but became the town's post office;

Lucas, KS Historic Buildings

The Whole Wall Mural

Big Brick, Big Wall, Big WOW! "How did they do that?" "I've never noticed this before!" What was once a nondescript wall that vehicles whizzed by on their way through Concordia on US 81

Concordia, KS Murals

Ingleboro

J.R. Burrows, a banker, built the mansion in 1883

Smith Center, KS Historic Homes

Historic Hays Driving Tour

A self-guided driving tour to over 30 locations throughout the community provides the opportunity to see some of the most important landmarks, historic sites and points of interest in Hays. The tour begins at 27th &

Hays, KS Historic Markers


Post Rock Museum

The museum displays an authentic re-creation of a stone quarry used to cut posts for fencing. Also displayed are tools and other items depicting the history of post rock unique to this region. The museum is located in a native stone house built around 1883

La Crosse, KS Museums

Ellsworth Municipal Golf Course

Ellsworth is fortunate to boast one of the finest nine-hole golf courses in Central Kansas. Watered fairways and greens amongst the rolling hills make for an enjoyable and professional game. Elevated greens on nearly every hole make proper club selection a priority.

Ellsworth, KS Golf Courses

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