Best things to do in Chase County
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“New American Cuisine & Bar. Nice atmosphere, small town, but only 25 min. from Emporia. Close to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. OPEN Friday, Saturday & Sunday only.”
“The preserve has nearly 11,000 acres to be explored. Take a bus tour, tour the historic buildings, go on a hike, or use our cell phone tour. Windmill Pasture (and sometimes West Traps Pasture) is home to the preserve's bison herd.”
“A historic hotel and restaurant with high-end steaks and other good entrees, salads and desserts. Reservations recommended. CLOSED Sunday. It's right down the street from the Historic Chase County Courthouse (a must see) and across the street from Prairie PastTimes, a local artist Co-op with a wide range of excellent creations and gifts for sale. ”
“Local Artist Co-op sells great creations of all types. Great place to shop for souvenirs and gifts. PLUS every Friday night they have local music performances and jams. ”
“"...the oldest courthouse in the Midwest still in daily use. Completed in 1873...built from native limestone that was quarried and hand-cut in the Flint Hills. The limestone blocks were then brought to the Courthouse by horse-drawn wagons; some stones weighed nearly seven tons. Over 140 years later, the Courthouse is unmatched in durability and design, and remains a living tribute to its builders and the Flint Hills pioneers. Highlights include a three-story black walnut spiral staircase, a working courtroom with embossed tin ceiling, jury room and judge’s chamber, and the unique solidly built jail with steel door." Source—Chase County Chamber of Commerce”