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Gateway Kansas Towns

Dodge City

Dodge City is a pure definition of the West... a gateway to history that began with the opening of the Santa Fe Train by William Becknell in 1821 and became a great commercial route between Franklin, Missouri and Santa Fe, New Mex... Read More


Welcome home to Wellington

The City of Wellington is the County Seat of Sumner County in South Central Kansas. The City of Wellington has a rich tradition and proud heritage.
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The warm-hearted citizens of Crawford County, Kansas extend a special invitation to visit our community. We have fun festivals, arts & crafts, shopping, antiques, sports, and outdoor recreation that keep us busy all year. You ... Read More

El Dorado

El Dorado is located in Butler County in south central Kansas and was formally incorporated in 1871. The arrival of the railroad in the same year and the area's excellent farm land, and potential for raising cattle quickly made El... Read More


Deemed the "Gateway to the High Plains," the area is a rolling plain of green grassland, broken by the Ninnescah River and the hills along the Elm and Turkey creeks. The city of Pratt was named after Caleb Pratt, a young... Read More


The City of Greensburg
Greensburg is the county seat of Kiowa County. It is located on Hwy 54 and Hwy 183 and is served by the Southern Pacific Railroad. Farming and oil & gas are the main bases for the local economy.
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Leavenworth, the "First City in Kansas," established in 1854, is located on the west banks of the Missouri River and became nationally known as the "jumping off point" for the opening of the West. Buffalo Bill... Read More


Newton, Kansas today . . .
When you drive through Newton today, you will see a city full of pride for it's past and with a vision for its future. Historical buildings, adapted for modern commercial enterprises, dot the central
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The city of McPherson was founded in 1872 and named after General James Birdseye McPherson, a Union General in the Civil War. McPherson is a city of 13,000 people and located in central Kansas on Hwy 135 and Hwy 56.... Read More

Gateway Kansas Attractions

Fort Dodge

The site that is now Ford Dodge dates back to 1847, when Fort Mann was established at the Cimarron Crossing on the Santa Fe Trail, a few miles west of present day Fort Dodge.... Read More

Gateway Kansas Things To Dos

Boot Hill Museum

Built in 1947 by the Dodge City Jaycees, Boot Hill Museum was created after a large influx of visitors came to visit the cemetery. In 1953, museum officials acquired an old jail house and installed it on the grounds.... Read More

Santa Fe Trail

It's not difficult to imagine the kind of views pioneers had as they traveled across the open prairie on the Santa Fe Trail. Just visit the Santa Fe Trail ruts site. The ruts were formed by years of constant use by freight wagons ... Read More

Greensburg's Big Well

About the well: Greenburg's Big Well is on the rebound after a May 4, 2007, tornado tore through Greensburg, destroying most of the town and part of the well itself.... Read More

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Wellington, Kansas

Wellington was first surveyed on April 4, 1871 and named for the Duke of Wellington. It was designated as the permanent seat of Su ...

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