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Address: Pearl and Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, KS
Phone Number: 620-273-8469
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Description: The oldest operating courthouse west of the Mississippi River is listed...
The oldest operating courthouse west of the Mississippi River is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Excellent architecture

Well worth the trip to get there. Brick streets (bumpy but good) a lot of 1800's architecture. Beautiful courthouse, as in the picture. Nice restaurants, nice historical things... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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McPherson
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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth the trip to get there. Brick streets (bumpy but good) a lot of 1800's architecture. Beautiful courthouse, as in the picture. Nice restaurants, nice historical things to see, like the first jail in Cottonwood Falls, made out of limestone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

My family and I took a Daytrip to see the sights of this part of our great state, and arranged for a tour of the legendary Chase County Courthouse. The older lady that took us through the building was very knowledgeable and made it so very interesting! She was funny and animated. The courtroom was beautiful and we took pics... More 

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Irvine, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
27 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Guided tours of the courthouse (still in active use today) are available. We took the tour which explained the history of the building and also showed us the (now unused) lock-up behind the courtroom. It was an hour well spent.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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215 reviews 215 reviews
58 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I arrived in Cottonwood Falls on Saturday around 2:30 in the afternoon. When checking in to my room, I said that I came to Cottonwood Falls to see the courthouse. I was directed to the Chase CO Chamber of Commerce. I headed there and was greeted by a nice young lady. A guided tour is four dollars. A real bargain.... More 

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Baltimore
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141 reviews 141 reviews
46 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A loving restoration of an architechtual gem. It's a combination of a working courthouse and a treat for the eyes. You don't really need to spend more than an hour here to soak it in. But if oour travels take you anywhere near.... then spend that hour. You won't regret it. My hat's off to the people of Chase County... More 

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Perkins, Oklahoma
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you're in the area, make sure you visit this beautiful old courthouse. It was lovingly renovated a few years ago, and it received top-notch treatment. The building features beautiful hardwood floors and the staircases are stunning. There are lots of interesting and historic photos of the area throughout the building. You can even visit the old jail (which is... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Like: Magestic, great for photo buffs, wonderful history. dislike: 0 The Courthouse is a magnificent treasure from the past, lovingly kept restored. It is the only courthouse west of the Mississippi continually being used for the original purpose since it's building.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Beautiful walnut everywhere inside. Check out the view from the round window on the third floor..and if court isn't in session, be sure to walk thru the courtoom and look at the jail behind it.

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McPherson, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The courthouse is truly beautiful on the inside and out. I love going to cottonwood falls just so I can see this gorgeous courthouse.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

That such an exquisite building is in the middle of the Flint Hills makes it all the more beautiful.

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