Experience history, mystery, legends, and entertainment in Atchison! The home of famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart, the site of Lewis & Clark Independence Day celebration and one home to some of the most magnificent architecture in the Midwest. A great place to shop, dine and unwind awaits!
With over 20 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, Atchison reveals its glorious heyday through its impressive Victorian-era architecture and five museums showcasing its diverse history, railroad heritage, Victorian past, art and Amelia Earhart legacy. Tour the historic brick-paved neighborhoods aboard the Atchison Trolley and you’ll understand why Atchison had more millionaires per capita than any town in the nation at the turn of the 20th century.
Experience a unique array of local events, including the Amelia Earhart Festival, which draws 50,000 visitors for music events, research, a downtown fair, and don’t miss out on the annual Art Walk, Taste of Atchison and many other events.
Proclaimed the most haunted town in Kansas by author Lisa Hefner Heitz, Atchison explores its ghostly history — past and present — with a two-month-long series of Trolley Tours, dining events, walking tours, paranormal investigations and other events. Experience the mystery of Atchison!
Explore Atchison’s beautiful downtown, and outdoor pedestrian plaza that is home to an array of local shops and restaurants, including world famous Nell Hill’s.
Located within an hour’s drive of Kansas City, Topeka and St. Joseph, Mo., Atchison will keep you entertained, educated and well fed, Experience the history, mystery and legends in beautiful Atchison!