Victoria is a thriving and close-knit community that is atypical Kansas small town with a handful of downtown businesses, nice parks, quiet residential areas and an outstanding public education system. Founded as an English colony in 1872, the town and area surrounding Victoria is filled with historical sites and monuments for you to explore while in town. While there are many reason to visit Victoria, the Basilica of St Fidelis draws thousands of people to the town each year with its high twin bell towers that can be seen for miles around.