Atchison, Kansas

History, Mystery, Entertainment
We invite you to experience Atchison! With over 20 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, Atchison reveals its glorious heyday through its impressive Victorian-era architecture and with five museums that showcase its diverse history, railroad heritage, Victorian past, art and Amelia Earhart legacy.
Visit the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum and Atchison County Historical Society Museum to learn about the famed aviatrix who grew up here on the beautiful Missouri River bluffs. 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 much more each July. Don’t miss out on the annual Art Walk, Taste of Atchison and many other events.

Atchison is also home to some otherworldly inhabitants. 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 many other events. Experience the mystery of Atchison!

Whenever you visit, take the time to explore Atchison’s beautiful downtown, which includes an outdoor pedestrian plaza that is home to a wide array of locally-owned 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, whether you’re on a day trip or staying overnight. Experience the history, mystery and legends in beautiful Atchison!