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; fields of sunflowers, the state flower, can also be found. Cow-calf herds and dairy cattle scatter throughout the 30 square mile boundary, while the skyscrapers of the prairie (grain elevators) dot 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, 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 held annually in the summer, the Lighted Horse Parade held the Friday after Thanksgiving, and the US Highway 36 Treasure Hunt held the third weekend of September every year. These are just a few of the events held during the year.
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.