"A Wonderful Town of the 1800's" Council Grove by BruceDunning

Council Grove Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 63 photos

In the Kansas Plains

This town is neat to go and visit for the sheer sake that it is so well preserved. It is a bit far from other things, but take a trip just for the sake that they have so many historically preserved buildings and are proud of what they have to offer that has not been diminished by progress. The town is proud of all the old elm trees and has designated a number on the tour sites to visits.

Map layout of the sites in town

The town has a fair number of good old and preserved homes and places to take tours. The town itself is like a late 1800's to 1920's era. Quite and solitude are the specials for here. There are 28 places on the National Historic Register in town.

The Prarie was the Last Stop to the West

They have set up this and another at the other end of town structures on the horizon depicting the migration of the pioneer to go out west. This really was the last stop for many to go down Santa Fe Trail, or up the Oregon Trail.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful old well taken care of homes and retail sites
  • Cons:A Bit far out from main highway
  • In a nutshell:Love the quite and friendly environment-people are nice
  • Last visit to Council Grove: Sep 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Enjoyed all the styish buildings in this town. Thanks for sharing!

    • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
      Nov 18, 2015 at 12:25 PM

      It is one of the few totally ;preserved old towns from the expansion era, and still thrives today.

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    It is great that all these lovely 19th century houses are kept in such good condition. And you know so much about their past! Thanks for a most interesting virtual tour!


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