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    Perkins Building

    The Perkins building is the most recognizable building in Coffeyville. It was the home of Condon Bank, one of two banks that the infamous…

    National Teachers Hall of Fame

    The National Teachers Hall of Fame is committed to drawing the public's attention to exceptional educators through a museum and an induction…

    Bowlus Fine Arts Center

    Performing Arts Center bringing Family & Music Series' with the "Best Leg Room" in Kansas to their Main Stage. Also houses a Speaker Series…

    Emporia Arts Center

    Home of the Emporia Arts Council, the Emporia Arts Center provides artistic events for the Emporia area. The Center's gallery features…

    Kansas Crossing Casino & Hotel

    Featuring the newest and hottest slot machines, 16 gaming tables, a 123-room Hampton Inn and Suites®, restaurant, and an entertainment…

    Brown Mansion

    Take a step back in time to the elegant lifestyle of the early 1900s when you visit the Brown Mansion. Completed in 1907 by W. P. Brown, the…

    Big Hill Lake

    Welcome to Kansas' "Little Ozarks"! Located 5 miles east of Cherryvale, Kansas. Five beautiful park areas are offered by the Corps of…

    Fort Scott National Historic Site

    Approximately 26,000 visitors come to Fort Scott National Historic Site each year. Representing a military fort of the 1840s, much of Fort…

    Big Brutus

    Named to the National Register of Historical Places in January 2018, Big Brutus put the oooohs and aaahs in the backyard of the Heartlands…

    Museum of Creativity

    A place for multiple generations to gather and share an interest. Our goal is to build a nonprofit, interactive museum/exploratorium with…

    Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame

    The Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame showcases the important contributions of Kansans throughout history. Showcasing local celebrities…

    Soden's Grove

    Enjoy plenty of shaded picnic areas. Walk over the George Marsh arched-bridge and watch the river below. The Emporia Zoo emphasizes…

  • State Parks


    Where the Ozarks spill into Kansas, in the Great Depression the government gave jobs to hundreds of destitute men with the Civilian…

    Prairie Spirit Trail

    A century ago Kansans took the train from town to town, watching the countryside lazily pass as they road the rails.

    Cross Timbers

    Southeast Kansas’ Cross Timbers region is a narrow, rugged, 50-mile finger of steeply timbered hillsides that rise to towering…

    Fall River

    Life’s easy at Fall River State Park, where crowds are few but recreational possibilities are many.

    Elk City

    Elk City State Park sits in a gorgeous valley with natural greatness on both sides. 

  • Byways

    Kansas' Historic Route 66 Byway offers opportunities for visitors to enjoy a variety of experiences to "get their own kicks" while driving the original Kansas portion of Route 66, found in the "Ozark Plateau" or Southeast corner of the state.

    Travel through time, visiting multiple forts along the Frontier Military Historic Byway.  Originally built to move soldiers and supplies, the Military Trail has watched American history unfold.

  • Things To Do

    This is Southeast Kansas, the destination for the free. Those who wish to travel here should know this region has no limits to…

    Food & Drink

    Southeast Kansas is home to some great places to eat with some of the best food in the state. This region of Kansas is known for…

    Trip Ideas

    In Southeast Kansas, you can live freely. This is where Beautiful rock formations create beautiful outdoor experiences for the…


    Southeast Kansas Travel Itinerary

    Southeast Kansas - "For The Free" In Southeast Kansas, you can live freely. This is where Beautiful rock formations create beautiful outdoor experiences for the Table Mound Hiking Trail at Elk City State Park. Thirteen miles of the Route 66 Byway wraps around the Ozark Plateau. It's also where…

    Additional Trip Itineraries

    Ready for more pre-made adventures? We've got some ideas...

    Candles lining the walkway at Fort Scott.