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Chase County Courthouse

Pearl and Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, KS
316-273-8469
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: The oldest operating courthouse west of the Mississippi River is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Baltimore
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99 reviews 99 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Derby, Kansas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The Chase County Courthouse, just a few miles from the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, is an architectural gem, a French style in the middle of the Flint Hills. Although I haven't toured the inside, a drive by is always a part of our trip along this scenic by-way. Cottonwood Falls sports some excellent restaurants and hotels, interesting shops, so the detour... More

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Wamego, Kansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Too bad they don't build like this anymore. I am always wowed by how buildings like this were built 100 years ago.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

If you want to see the old stone courthouse that has been preserved, take a detour off Highway 50 & view this Courthouse. It is so worth your time.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

If you are into creepy feelings, visit the old jail and go into the cell. There has definitely been something bad going on their, my hair stood on end and I felt like I needed to throw up, so had to get out of their quick. Some people like that creepy stuff, so if you do go there. Otherwise, the... More

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