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Ottawa, County seat of Franklin County, is a breath of small-town Kansas charm located just minutes from suburbia. Enjoy boutique shopping and unique dining on the historic main street. Art and culture; two story Train Depot Museum, Plaza 1907; oldest cinema in the world, Carnegie Cultural Center, public murals and quilt barn art await your exploration. Prairie Spirit and Flint Hills Trail State Park trails intersect in Ottawa; the only place in the state, unleashing over 170 miles of outdoor recreational options. A thriving Ottawa University; established in 1865 and vibrant Neosho County Community College fuels the educational culture of the community. Annual events and festivals draw 1000’s including; classic car shows, agritourism festivals, family friendly cycling opportunities and traditional Fair experiences offer additional ways to explore this living community.