You are cordially invited to visit Washington County, located in North Central Kansas on U.S. Highway 36. The Pony Express Hollenberg Station, a state historic site, is the only unaltered station remaining at its original location, looking much like it did in 1857. A great place for a stop along your journey.
Washington County is primarily an agriculture area growing wheat, milo, corn, soybeans, alfalfa and prairie hay. You will also find fields of sunflowers, the state flower, grown within the county. Dairies and cow-calf herds can also be found throughout the 30 square mile boundary of the county. You will find the skyscrapers of the prairie, (grain elevators) dotting the horizon from corner to corner.
Washington County is made up of twelve villages who welcome visitors to their communities. There are community festivals and activities occurring monthly in the various villages. You won't find one fast food franchise in our county, but you will find home-cooked meals at cozy little country cafes. We don't even have a stop light in our county, however you can stroll through an antique shop or quilt shop bringing back memories of grandma's house.
We look forward to becoming a day trip, rest stop, or destination on your route through Kansas and Washington County. Plan an overnight stop or weekend visit. Antique shops, museums, home-made pies, Kansas Specialty Dog Service and church tours can be found to intrigue our visitors.
We have a buffalo ranch and a genealogy library to visit. A county rodeo is held annually in the summer and the Lighted Horse Parade in November, the Friday after Thanksgiving. The US Highway 36 Treasure Hunt is held the third weekend of September. These are just a few of the events held during the year. Surf through each of our communities for more events.
We may be small in size, however we are great in spirit.
Contact the tourism office for specific information. Thank you in advance for visiting either in person or over the world wide web.
Washington County Tourism
Gloria J. Moore, Director
785-325-2116 FAX: 785-325-2830
Gloria J. Moore
214 "C" Street
Washington, Kansas 66968
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