"Cottonwood Falls, Kansas" Cottonwood Falls by basstbn

Cottonwood Falls Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 54 photos

Small prairie town with lots of old-time charm

Cottonwood Falls is a pretty special place for all those who have visited it, especially those of us who frequently travel around the state of Kansas. It's a little bit western, a little bit historic, a little bit up-to-date, and a lot of charm. And it has the state's oldest courthouse in use, as well as the one of the state's favorite eating places.

Cottonwood Falls and its very close neighbor, Strong City, lie in the Flint Hills just south of US Hwy 50 on state highway 177. My recommendation is to begin in historic Council Grove, Kansas, drive the Flint Hills Scenic Highway stopping at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Cottonwood Falls for lunch or dinner at Emma Chase Cafe, then enter the Kansas Turnpike at Cassoday.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great place to view life and history in Kansas cattle country
  • Cons:None I can think of...
  • In a nutshell:For city folks, it's like visiting a whole new wonderful world.
  • Last visit to Cottonwood Falls: Jun 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2004 at 8:23 PM

    Chase County Courthouse looks really interesting ! I love that kind of architecture !


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