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History Lives Here
Located at the crossroads of the historic Santa Fe Trail and the Flint Hills Scenic Byway, Council Grove is a beautiful 35-minute drive south of Manhattan on K-177. Visit the quaint downtown, relive trail days at 24 historic sites, dine and bunk at famous 1800s establishments, or anchor at one of the two lakes.
Council Grove was also a winner of the
8 Wonders of Kansas History
contest, because it is a Santa Fe Trail National Historic Landmark town and is the site of a 1825 treaty that led to an intersection of cultures between Kaw Native Americans and Euro-Americans.
For more information contact the
Council Grove / Morris County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
Voices of the Wind People
Once every two years in the fall, Council Grove is home of an historical pageant, "Voices of the Wind People." The pageant is presented in the Old Riverbed Amphitheater near the Neosho Riverwalk and tells the story of the Kanza, the Native American tribe that once resided in the region, and the tribe's relationship with the early settlers of Council Grove. The action unfolds in live-action scenes set within a Kanza tepee village and an early-day Council Grove set.
For more information, visit the
Voices of the Wind People's website
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501 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502
Ph: 785-776-8829 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.