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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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We visited here from CA by driving and it was a truly amazing experience! Nothing like it! Our roots run deep from cedar point KS, very close to the courthouse!. Lots of stairs so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited here from CA by driving and it was a truly amazing experience! Nothing like it! Our roots run deep from cedar point KS, very close to the courthouse!. Lots of stairs so for the elders it might be tough!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This building, built ten years after the end of the civil war is amazing! It is masterfully restored and maintained. The craftsmanship displayed in the circular stairway is without equal. Be sure to tour the old jail cells. They were not meant to be country clubs then ,as they are now! You will be glad you spent 30 minutes here.

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McPherson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Pearl and Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, KS
Phone Number: 620-273-8469
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Cottonwood Falls

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