Scenic Byway sign in downtown Strong City, Kansas

Chase County

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Strong City, Kansas

  Depot in Downtown Strong City
Strong City Depot, a brick depot trimmed in native cut limestone, was built in 1913 because of very heavy passenger and freight traffic.

  Z-Bar Ranch

The 1881 Z-Bar ranch (also known as the Spring Hill Ranch) is located just 2 miles from Strong City on our nation's newest National Park, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. The ranch, with a wonderful stone house and famous outhouse, has 11,000 never-ploughed acres of prairie that form the heart of the prairie park. The National Park Trust operates the property.
On June 10, 2006, The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve hosted the inaugural concent of the Symphony in the Flint Hills. The outdoor concert included Grasslands: Prairie Voices, a 13-movement symphony with orators, an 80 piece orchestra and 100 member chorus. The concert, which sold out, was unique and unforgettable music experience in the heart of the Flint Hills of Kansas.

  132 Year Old Chase County Courthouse

In Cottonwood Falls, about a mile from Strong City, this stately building of native limestone and walnut is the oldest courthouse in Kansas. It replaced the first log cabin courthouse in 1873. Tours are available.

  Chase County Historical Museum

This building was constructed of native limestone in 1882 and contains history of Chase County and the Flint Hills area. Located in Cottonwood Falls.

  Roniger Museum

Located in Cottonwood Falls, this native limestone building was built to house the Roniger collection of Indian artifacts and other Chase County historical articles. The Roniger Brothers' collection of arrowheads is considered one of the largest individual collections in Kansas.

  Knute Rockne Memorial

Located 11 miles south of Strong City is the exact site of the fatal airplane crash that took the life of Notre Dame football coach, Knute Rockne, in March 1931.


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September 7, 2006 / Shari DeWitt / Strong City, Kansas /
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