An entire town – underground. That’s the bygone era you can experience at the Ellinwood tunnels. In the late 1800s, practical concerns sent many businesses into the basements of their main-street counterparts. These "underground" businesses were connected by a series of boardwalks and tunnels creating a separate underground town. The set-up also helped early settlers survive rough Kansas winters and tornado season.
Some of the greatest things to see in our state require a trip down a dirt road and a sense of adventure. Threshing Machine Canyon is certainly no exception. That’s where you can see graffiti from the mid-1800s and walk in a place that has a curious past."
The Dyche Natural History Museum covers the non-human history of our state, but it is more than your normal grouping of “dead animals.” The stories behind the objects are just as interesting as the objects themselves. Here are a few of the tales:
The information highway got its start the hard way through Northeast Kansas.While Missouri’s St Joseph gets the credit as the jumping off point of for the Pony Express, the real adventure started in Kansas. The town of Elwood marks the spot where rough and ready Pony Express riders took on the first leg of a 1900-mile journey through eight states.