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Spring bursts forth in Southeast Kansas as the trees and meadows come alive. The shades of green, frame the first flowers of the season in their yellow, red, purple and brilliant whites. Community festivals across the region celebrate this new birth recognizing cherry blossoms, blues, redbuds and drama.

It's also time to get out your pole and head to the water for some good old fishin'. You'll come away feeling relaxed and refreshed after a weekend surrounded by still clear water and fresh air.

Explore historic buildings, bridges and museums as you make your way through this unique region with a new discovery just around the bend.

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The Bank of Aliceville

Time has stood still for the Farmers State Bank in Aliceville. It has been in business since 1908. The ornate oak tellers'

LeRoy, KS Historic Buildings

Bison Herd

The Bison heard is on display year round. Stop and view the bison herd as you imagine earlier days when the plains were filled with these magnificent animals. Fun Fact: A bison has 14 pair of ribs instead of the 13 pair found in the

Pittsburg, KS Natural Attractions


Big Flag Veteran Memorial

Drop by an see one of the nation's largest American Flags (30' x 60' - 130' high). While you can see the flag from your vehicle, you really must stand under the Big Flag to appreciate its true size, 130 feet high above the Kansas prairie honoring all war veterans.

Girard, KS Memorials

Wolf Creek Environmental Education Area

The Wolf Creek Environmental Education Area opened in September of 1994 offers visitors a unique opportunity to learn about the nature of eastern Kansas. The area consists of 160 acres on which there are three self-guided trails that start and end at the "silo."

Burlington, KS Nature Centers

Gridley City Lake

Gridley City Lake was built as a 33 acre water supply for the city in 1956, and was used as such until 1990, when the lake became inadequate and a new water supply was obtained. The lake was drained and restructured in 1995

Gridley, KS Recreation

Huey Helicopter & Veteran's Memorial

On April 15, 1995, a formal ceremony dedicated a Huey Helicopter to its new home on the Southeast corner of the Crawford County Courthouse lawn. In addition to the Huey, a granite replica of the Vietnam Wall is engraved with the names of the 777

Girard, KS Memorials

Toronto Fishing

Toronto Lake is rapidly becoming a fisherman'

, KS Fishing

Independence Museum

The Independence Historical Museum, owned and operated by the Ladies Library and Art Association, stands as one of the city's prime cultural attractions. Housed in the former city post office building, it has over 20

Independence, KS Museums

Lebo Jail

If morality was disregarded by some elements of society, those who chose to flout the law often wound up in places like this, the old jail at Lebo.

Lebo, KS Pioneer History

Bandstand on the Courthouse Lawn

This charming bandstand was built in 1932 as a W.P.A. project. The roof was destroyed in the early 1960's and local residents and businesses donated money to rebuild it, with a picture from the county museum as the only guide.

Fredonia, KS Landmarks

Elk City Lake Hiking Trails

Elk City Lake is well known for its six scenic trails: the Table Mound Hiking Trail (2 3/4 miles), mile-long Post Oak Self-Guided Nature Trail, Green Thumb Nature Trail (2/3 mile), Elk River Hiking Trail, Squaw Creek all-weather/

, KS Hiking

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