Area attractions, events and extras!

Attractions
NRHP = National Register of Historic Places
RHKP = Register of Historic Kansas Places

Events  
 

Extras

Attractions

Lincoln County Courthouse (NRHP)
    216 E. Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln - 785-524-4757
Historical displays of pioneer relics and history.

Lincoln County Historical Complex
    216 W. Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln - 785-524-9997
The Kyne House (RHKP) and the Topsy School, a one-room schoolhouse, are two features of the museum.  The complex also features early businesses, such as a newspaper office, funeral home, general store, etc.  Open Tuesday, Thursday, and by chance or appointment.

 

Lincoln Art Center
    126 E. Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln - 785-524-3241
National and regional art exhibits, outdoor music festival in July.
Hours:  Tuesday - Friday Noon - 4:00 p.m., Saturday 10 - 1:00 p.m.
www.LincolnArtCenter.org

Post Rock Scout Museum (NRHP)
   
161 E. Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln - 785-524-5383
Located in historic Cummins Block Building.  Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Camp Fire, and other youth organizations' historical exhibits including uniforms, badges, and dolls.  Youth project area.  Open most afternoons and by appointment.  Admission by donation. www.postrockscoutmuseum.com
postrockscoutmuseum@yahoo.com

Drug Store Museum (NRHP)
   
161 E. Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln - 785-524-5383
1880s to 1920s pharmacy history with bottles, equipment, herbal remedies and cures, quackery equipment, and lots more, with tours and demonstrations.  Located in the historic Cummins Block Building.  Opens February 2007. postrockscoutmuseum@yahoo.com
www.crispinsdrugstoremuseum.com

Finch Theatre
   
122 E. Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln - 785-524-4350
Showing movies on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For information on renting the community room/meeting room call 785-524-4350 or the chamber at 524-4934.
   

 

Marshall-Yohe House (NRHP)
   
316 South Second Street, Lincoln - 785-524-9997
An 1885 Queen Anne Victorian mansion with original furnishings and early 1900 period furniture is owned by the Lincoln County Historical Society.  The home is available for tours and special events by appointment.

 

Vonada's Stone Quarry
   
532 E. Quail Lane, Sylvan Grove - 785-526-7391 or 526-7369
We create custom post rock art (benches, birdbaths & sundials) from native limestone.  Tours for a fee available upon request.  Located 5.5 miles North and 1/2 West of Sylvan Grove.  Open M-F 8-5 p.m. & Sat. 8-noon.
www.vonadastone.com

Yesterday House Museum & Depot
   
126 N. Main, Sylvan Grove - 785-526-7868
Post Rock tools, barbed wire collection, pioneer history. Open May - September. Call for hours or appointment.

JRDs Creature Creations - Soaring Heart Gallery
As you travel Highway 18 from Tescott to Lucas, watch for Jim's Open Range "Zoo." Call to make appointment to visit Jim's Gallery.
    Jim Dickerman
, 305th Rd., Beverly - 785-384-0616

 

Jensen-Dahl-Wade House, Denmark (RHKP)
   
$2 admission, by appointment 5/1 through 10/1 - 785-277-3440

Wilson Lake
   
Located on Highway 232 southwest of Sylvan Grove, includes a state park known for excellent wind-surfing, hang-gliding, sailing, bike trails, camping, photography and fishing tournaments.  Known as the clearest lake in Kansas.
http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/wilson/wilson_home.htm

Ringneck Ranch
   
655 Solomon Lane, Tipton, KS  67485 - 785-373-4835
ringneck@wtciweb.com, www.ringneckranch.net

Stone Cottage Farms B&B & Antiques
   
5010 HWY 232, Lucas - 785-525-6494
Also specializing in antique salvage, stone posts, custom stone work.  www.stonecottagefarm.com

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Community Events

Lincoln Reenactment
President's Weekend in February.  Look-alike contest and an 1860s Ball. For further information, call 785-524-5133.

Post Rock Festival - Lincoln
5k Run, Talent Show, Ice Cream Freeze Off, Golf Tournament, Karaoke, Fireworks, Crafts, Children's Activities and more!
Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. For more information call 785-524-4934 or e-mail lcoc137@sbcglobal.net. (Fri. evening - Redneck Golf and BBQ at golf course)

Madi-Rado Community Festival - Beverly
Last Saturday in August during odd number years.
Contact Bonnie Robinson 785-436-2230

Sylvan Grove Community Day
Classic Car Show, Kids' Games, Food and Music
First Sunday in June. sylvanch@wtciweb.com

Denmark Heritage Day
A triennial event (next one in 2011) with cultural demonstrations & historical displays
Saturday during Memorial Day weekend

Farmers' Market - Lincoln
Saturday mornings, 8-11 a.m., May through October lcoc137@sbcglobal.net

Lincoln County-Wide Garage Sales
Typically a June date
For information call 524-4934 or e-mail lcoc137@sbcglobal.net.

Christmas In July Sidewalk Sales, Bake Sales, Garage Sales and Planned Activities
Come shop Lincoln!  Come for the Lincoln Co. Custom Car Show.  Shop Lincoln Ave. with the Farmers' Market, sidewalk sales, restaurant specials, and a home based business showcase with vendors such as Pampered Chef and Tupperware also with craft vendors in the Finch Theatre.

Tri-Cities Garage Sales - Sylvan Grove
1st Saturday in October

Youth Hunt  - Lincoln
Lincoln - weekend before Opening Day of Pheasant Season.  Many activities opening day including a Holiday Craft Fair, and Hunters' Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners served throughout the county. For information, call 785-524-4934 or e-mail lcoc137@sbcglobal.net.

Lincoln County Fair - Sylvan Grove
End of July.  Small-town fair, great food, entertainment, carnival, early farming demonstrations, tractor pull, 4-H and open class displays, fireworks.  Call the extension office at (785)524-4434 for the yearly date.

Finch Theatre - Lincoln
Native limestone building.  First-run movies, performing arts, children's theater, meeting room available. For meeting room rental information call 785-524-4350.

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Lincoln Extras

A wall length mural of the four seasons of Lincoln County painted by Julia Bland is located inside Midwest Community Bank, Lincoln.  Silhouettes of community residents are colorfully painted on the outside of the bank.

Public Art Collection with over 30 pieces is available for viewing at the Lincoln Art Center with paintings, photographs, and wood carvings.

Watch for the zany sculptures of grassroots artist JR Dickerman while traveling along Highways 14 and 18.

The view from the ninth hole of the Lincoln Golf Course is said to be one of the best in the county and the sand greens one of the best challenges.

Swim in Lincoln's public pool.  Picnic and play at the city parks in Beverly, Barnard, Lincoln and Sylvan Grove.

Visit the first country opera house known to exist in Kansas.  The Denmark Community Hall with its beautiful wood interior is still used today.

Visit Lincoln County cemeteries  and see such sites as the suitcase-shaped headstone.  Group tours may be arranged with "Talking Tombstones" and divining rod demonstrations.

Make arrangements to see the site of the 1864 Moffit Massacre southeast of Lincoln with the Lincoln County Historical Society.

Tour Vonada Stone Company and see how they quarry limestone with the old feather and wedge method.  And while in the area stop and see the Spillman Creek Bridge.

Drive to Hell Creek Country in the southwest corner of the county and see the only stream that flows northwest in Kansas, scenic high bluffs and deep canyons.

The unusual salt marshes near Barnard attract a variety of migrating birds.  While in the area, stop in Barnard to see the octagonal concrete water tower built by the WPA in 1937.

Fishing in the slightly salty water in the Saline River gives fish a flavor unequaled in other Kansas streams.

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