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Newton
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 core area. Newton is host to over 30 restaurants, 250 motel rooms and shopping - everything from unique special retail stores to a factory outlet mall with over 30 businesses!

Where the trails. . . .
Follow the famous Chisholm Trail into Newton and discover how from 1871 to 1873 Newton came to be known as "bloody and lawless-the wickedest city in the west." In 1872 the western terminal for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and the railhead for the Chisholm Trail were established here.

. . . . . Turned to Rails
Western hospitality and rugged pioneer spirit live on in Newton's annual 4th of July celebration - The Chisholm Trail Festival. Groups can enjoy an authentic camp style event, complete with a meal and entertainment through Country Boys Carriage and Prairie Adventures. Learn even more about our local history at the Harvey County Historical Museum.

And Where the Mennonite Heritage Lives On. . . . .
Today the Mennonite influence is clearly visible. Visit the Warkentin House Museum, is the 1887 Victorian home of Bernard Warkentin, a Russian immigrant, who encouraged Russian Mennonites to settle in the area. They brought with them the Turkey Red variety of wheat that thrives in the Kansas plains. Tour the Campus Granary in North Newton, a warehouse and market center for wheat and wheat weaving supplies. The Kauffman Museum in North Newton tells the story of the Mennonites' migration to the area. Stroll through a restored "buggy carriage factory" that is now an art gallery - The Carriage Factory Art Gallery. Visitors can view works of various Kansas artists or buy gifts in the gallery's gift shop.

For more information about visiting Newton, please contact the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at (316) 283-7555, e-mail shelley@infonewtonks.org or visit our Web site at www.infonewtonks.org.
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