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Chase County Courthouse
300 Pearl Street, Downtown Cottonwood Falls
Built in 1873, this French Renaissance masterpiece is the perfect starting point for your tour down historic Broadway Street.

Hours: Open 8am - 5 pm Weekdays. Guided Tours are available through the Chase County Chamber of Commerce, 1-800-431-6344 or 620-273-8469 on weekends and by appointment.


Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (also known as Z-Bar / Spring Hill Ranch)
5 miles North of Cottonwood Falls on K-177 (620) 273-8494 tapr_interpretation@nps.gov
Tour the historic Ranch headquarters area. Take a ranger-guided bus tour of the Prairie, hike the 1 3/4 mile Southwind Nature Trail or browse the Z-Bar Bookstore. Call to schedule a tour.
Hours: Daily 9 to 4, except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Day.

Chase County Historical Museum
301 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845 (620) 273-8500
This museum houses a wonderful, comprehensive collection of Chase County artifacts, photos, all newspapers that have been published in Chase County, Volumes I, II, III, & IV of the Chase County Historical Sketches, and cemetery listings Admission free - donations gratefully accepted.


Tuesdays through Saturdays
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Sundays and Mondays, and some holidays.
Upon request, other times are available for tours of 5 or more people

Chase State Fishing Lake
3 miles West of Cottonwood Falls on Main Street (also known as Elmdale Road)
Owned and maintained by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

Country Boys Carriage and Prairie Adventures
1504 South Rock Road, Newton, KS 64114. (316) 283-2636
Featuring Covered Wagon Excursions in the Flint Hills of Chase County, Kansas

Flint Hills Overland Wagon Train
P. O. Box 1076, ElDorado, KS 67042 (316) 321-6300 wagontrainks@powwwer.net
Enjoy the simplicity of frontier life in the beautiful Flint Hills of Chase County, Kansas.

Flint Hills Scenic Byway
K-177 between Council Grove and Cassoday
Stretching 47 miles across the Flint Hills of Kansas on K-177, this is a beautiful drive year-round, showing off the panoramic vistas of the tallgrass prairie.

Flying W Ranch
Rt. 1, Box 11, Cedar Point, KS 66843 Phone (620) 273-4357 flying_w_ranch@hotmail.com
Horseback Riding

Knute Rockne Memorial
(On private property)
By Appointment Only
Contact the Chase County Historical Society, 301 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls (620) 273-8500

Music at the Emma
Every Friday Night from 7:30 PM - ?????
For the schedule see Emma Chase Cafe or email prairie-maid@sbcglobal.net

Roniger Memorial Museum
Southwest Corner of CourtHouse Square, Cottonwood Falls, KS (620) 273-6310 dcroy@kansas.net
Built & donated to the County by Frank and George Roniger as a memorial to their mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Roniger. The museum houses the Ronigers extensive Indian artifact collection.

Sam Wood Grave Site
One mile west of Cottonwood Falls on Main Street (also known as Elmdale Road) at Prairie Grove Cemetery
Sam Wood and many family members are buried here.

Scenic Overlook - Schrumf Hill
1 miles South of Cottonwood Falls on K-177
An elevated overlook giving a spectacular view of the Flint Hills Region of Kansas. Part of the Flint Hills Scenic ByWay Project.

Swope Park
Just East off Hwy 77 on East Pearl, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas (620) 273-6666
Offers swimming, shelter houses, Veterans Memorial (northeast corner), fairgrounds, softball, Community Building for rent, Cavalry, Barn Restoration Project (southwest corner), and RV hook-ups.

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