"Council Grove - a Surprising Place to Visit" Council Grove by basstbn

Council Grove Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 63 photos

Santa Fe Trail History

Most travelers generally regard the state of Kansas as a flat, uninteresting place with few places worthy of a visit. That does not apply to Council Grove, however - it's one of my favorite towns in Kansas and is an interesting place to visit, for its historical significance if nothing else. There are 24 sites on the National Register of Historic Places in this town of approximately 2300 residents.

Council Grove was located on the old Santa Fe Trail, the trail used in the mid-1800's to ship goods to and from the east (Missouri) to the New Mexico territory. Many buildings from that time period still stand are open to tourists. And, the town is located right in the middle of the scenic Flint Hills.

  • Last visit to Council Grove: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    We ill be staying in Council Grove this summer on the way to Dodge City. Thanks for the trip comments. You promotion of Kansas is commended.

  • Ken_Weaver's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2003 at 8:55 PM

    Have to stop by Council Grove next time in Kansas


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