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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 Mexico until 1880.... Read More

Wellington

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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Pittsburg

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 and your family will feel like a neighbor, never a tourist, when you visit Pittsburg and Crawford County.... 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 Dorado an important center for these industries.... Read More

Pratt

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 Civil War officer from the Kansas Infantry, who was killed in the Battle of Wilson Creek near Springfield, Missouri.... Read More

Greensburg

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

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 Cody spent part of his youth here and later worked in the area as a Pony Express rider and Army scout. Cody’s parents are buried in Leavenworth.... Read More

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!
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McPherson

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

Mulvane

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Mulvane was founded in 1879 as a railroad/agricultural community.... Read More

Belle Plaine

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his town is renowned for its annual Tulip Time Festival, held on the third weekend in April. ... Read More

Caldwell

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One of only six cowtowns in Kansas, it was the first stop on the Chisholm Trail after leaving Indian Territory. ... Read More

Conway Springs

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Conway Springs’ water is bottled and sold to hospitals, businesses and homes all across the region.... Read More

Oxford

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The city’s history really began in 1869, when the Osage Indians camped near the large cottonwood ford which winds along the Ninnescah River and dumps into the Arkansas River. ... Read More

Argonia

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Argonia made U.S. history when, in 1887, Susanna M. Salter served as city mayor, the first woman mayor elected in the
United States.
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South Haven

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South Haven is the home of the South Haven Travel Plaza, the first motel and truck stop upon entering Kansas from the South. ... Read More

Girard

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Girard is the county seat of Crawford County in the southeast corner of Kansas.
Girard was founded in the spring of 1868, in opposition to Crawfordsville, and named after the town of Girard, Penn., the former home of trustee Charles Strong.
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Pittsburg

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Pittsburg is located in Crawford County in the southeast corner of Kansas. It was founded on May 20, 1876. It was origianlly named Iowa City.... Read More

Frotenac

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During the last decade of the nineteenth century and in the early twentieth century the town was populated primarily by immigrant families from eastern and southeastern Europe, predominately Sicilian, Italian, and Italian and Slavic people from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.... Read More

Dodge City

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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 Mexico until 1880.... Read More

Barnes

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Barnes is a small town located on the Central Branch of the Union Pacific R.R. one hundred and seven miles west of Atchison, Kansas, and near the head of North Coon Creek.... Read More

Bonner Springs

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Bonner Springs is home to some of the hottest venues in the Kansas City area.... Read More

Pratt

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Pratt was named after Caleb Pratt, a young Civil War officer from the KS Infantry, who was killed in the Battle of Wilson Creek near Springfield Mo. He had probably never been to Pratt. ... Read More

Leavenworth

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Are you interested in visiting Leavenworth? On behalf of the Leavenworth Convention and Visitors Bureau we invite you to visit Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth.

Fort Leavenworth is known as the "Post that opened the West" and Leavenworth is the "First City incorporated in the state of Kansas." We offer shopping in the Historic Riverfront Downtown as well as modern mall and shopping districts. You'll want to stay in our affordable motels and enjoy our friendly hometown hospitality.
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Newton

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Newton offers a small-town lifestyle with easy access to the conveniences of the metropolitan area. Our residents enjoy a low cost of living and safe environment for children, as well as abundant recreational and entertainment opportunities. A thriving downtown, unique local businesses, shops and restaurants, multicultural diversity, and a strong sense of community give Newton a one-of-a-kind identity. ... Read More

Concordia

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Established in 1872, Concordia is located in the Republican River Valley.
Change is evident here in Concordia! In 2006 the City offered an incentive
program in the Downtown Improvement Project. Several downtown
businesses underwent a facelift that year and the next. More are expected
this year. An active Retail community with many businesses which are open
late on Thursday evenings. Community pride has spurred the Christmas
Lighting program, which has over 150 6’ snowflakes scattered across town
each holiday season
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Salina

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Salina selected as the best place in
Kansas to raise kids by

BusinessWeek


Welcome to the City of Salina’s municipal webpage! Your local government believes it is both a duty and an honor to provide our citizens with the best possible public services. As you can see, Salina has been selected by Business Week magazine for 2010 as the best place in Kansas to raise your kids! For those of us familiar with the community, this is no surprise.... Read More

Abiline

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Abilene, located at the Junction of I-70 and Hwy 15, is the official end of "The Chisholm Trail." Abilene has grown from a small cowtown in 1857 to a thriving tourism town with a diverse economic base. Thousands of visitors from around the world travel to Abilene each year to tour 21 unique tourism attractions, including museums, mansions, Old Abilene Cowtown, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Museum, Library, boyhood home, Visitors Center, and Place of Meditation where Ike, Mamie, and a small son are laid to rest.... Read More

Alma

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Alma, the Wabaunsee County seat, is a small community rich in German heritage. Alma is part of the Scenic Mill Creek Drive, one of most beautiful in Kansas, providing a panoramic view of both Mill Creek and the endless rolling Flint Hills country.... Read More

Anthony

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Anthony is on Hwy 2 and Hwy 179 in south central Kansas.... Read More

Arkansas City

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Arkansas City is nestled on a bluff at the confluence of the Arkansas and Walnut Rivers at the edge of the beautiful Kansas Flint Hills in south central Kansas. Steeped in history and geared for growth, this border town, famous as the gateway to the Cherokee Strip Land Rush, blends the past with the future in most appealing ways. The Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum affords visitors a look at the history of the area in an interesting and fun way.... Read More

Atchison

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Welcome to one of the Midwest’s most historic and charming towns. Atchison is built upon hills and bluffs beside the Missouri River where brick streets are shaded by century-old trees and lined with grand Victorian homes and carriage houses that recall the glorious days when wealthy lumber merchants and railroad magnates made this one of the most thriving spots on the Missouri River.... Read More

Baldwin City

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Baldwin City is located in southern Douglas County where the soil is rich and wildlife is plentiful. Baldwin City is not only the home of the oldest college west of the Mississippi but wildflowers in profusion, some patches of the old prairie grasses, and some fine outdoor recreational resources reserved for public use.... Read More

Beloit

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Beloit, Kansas, county seat of Mitchell County, is located in the Solomon River valley in north central Kansas. The beauty of the valley is enhanced by the surrounding Smoky Hills in the land of the Kansa Post Rock. Chautauqua Park, one of Kansas’ prettiest, is located in a bend in the Solomon Rover, and offers visitors a chance to enjoy this natural beauty.... Read More

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Bonner Springs

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Bonner Springs, one of the oldest cities in the state, is situated in the far southwest corner of Wyandotte County nestled in among the trees and hills along the Kansas River. This community is located on the western edge of the Kansas City metropolitan area. With a population of approximately 7,000, Bonner Springs is a unique, progressive city enjoying metropolitan status in a rural surrounding.... Read More
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