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Site of the world's largest hand dug well, Greensburg, Kansas. The well is 109 feet deep, 32 feet wide, and was completed in 1888. The only digging tools were a shovel and a pick. Until 1932 this well provided Greensburg's water supply, and in 1939 became a tourist attraction, complete with the obligatory tacky roadside signs.

If you want to pay a few bucks you can go inside the enclosure, even descend the 105 steps to the bottom of the well. Another "attraction" at the site is a 1000 pound pallasite meteorite. Greensburg must have been the bullseye of some kind of target shoot, as area farmers have dug up numerous meteorites over recent decades.

Address: 315 So Sycamore, Greensburg, Kansas
Directions: Little more than a block south of Hwy 54 on Sycamore.

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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