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Chase County Courthouse

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Address: Pearl and Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, KS
Phone Number: 620-273-8469

The oldest operating courthouse west of the Mississippi River is listed on...

The oldest operating courthouse west of the Mississippi River is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Beautiful Historic Courthouse

If you are interested in historic sites, you don't want to miss this one. Beautiful renovated limestone courthouse with loads of character. The staircase is absolutely gorgeous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lindsborg, Kansas
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Lindsborg, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are interested in historic sites, you don't want to miss this one. Beautiful renovated limestone courthouse with loads of character. The staircase is absolutely gorgeous. You feel transported in time as you climb to the upper level to visit the jail. The window on the 3rd floor seems to look out over the whole community.

Thank gayngar
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would go back to Cottonwood Falls just to walk up its main street. It's a handsome mix of fantastic mid-century and nineteenth century architecture with a lot of small bespoke businesses and a really good opportunity shop. People are friendly, there's some great old cars, and the brickwork in the beautiful wide main street is so well done. It's... More 

Thank Clarice E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In the state of Kansas on business and decided to stop by the small town of Cottonwood Springs to take in the sights. Beautiful courthouse with original architecture and still in use. I highly recommend stopping and taking in this beautiful structure!

Thank FrostySVT
Thayer, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you get the chance, check ut the jail on the top floor-not a nice place to have to spend time. The woodwork, banisters, rails and trim are beautiful, the view out the front window overlooking the town is a great photo op.

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

the oldest courthouse in play west of the mississippi. Clean, close to the center of the city and a nice diversion.

Thank JimOB1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Lots of history to be found in this old stone building. Take the time to explore. Up the amazing staircase. See the Court room imagine all the justice served from the bench. Spend some time in the old stone jail. Iron and stone makes it hard to escape. Go to the top floor and look out the round window down... More 

Thank Doug E
Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

While on an outing with the senior group, after lunch we visited the Chase County Courthouse, the outside is beautiful. The wood was beautiful, the winding staircase was wonderful to look at, as I stood on the third floor and looked down. We looked out the round window on the third floor to have a better view. Our guide ushered... More 

Thank brontz
Strong City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Early settlers of Kansas had to settle in primitive branch set up of townships, cottonwood falls is one of such. The Chase County Courthouse is a living reminder of a past day that exits today.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The small town is a great place to stop and learn a little history. This beautiful building just stands out at the end of the town. Its just so captivating.

Thank Alisa R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

The courthouse here is an architectural marvel in small town Kansas. Found just two miles south of US highway 50. A man made waterfall is nearby along the river. Oldest courthouse in continuous use in Kansas. Built in 1873 in French Renaissance style.

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