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There’s no place in Kansas like Southeast Kansas

Mined lands returned to nature. Immigrants whose entrepreneurial spirit led to bootlegging and fried chicken. And, of course, Gorilla Nation.

What’s New

  • JOB OPENING – Crawford County CVB Executive Director
    The Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, based in Pittsburg, Kansas, is seeking a new Executive Director.
  • Buttons available for Little Balkans Days
    The 36th Annual Little Balkans Days Festival in Pittsburg, Kansas is scheduled for August 28 through September 5, 2021. Numerous activities will be available, including an Arts, Crafts & Food Show, live music, as well as the return of “Button Events”.
  • Plan a Bucket List Trip to Pittsburg
    We asked a travel writer to take a look around town, let us know how her day went, and what some of her favorite places were…

Upcoming Events

Several old mining communities plus a small college town means there’s always something going on: community festivals, fishing tournaments, holiday events, live music, theatre, sports, and more.

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This central location has facilities normally found only in larger cities, but is more affordable, with easier access, and small-town hospitality.

What we’re known for

There’s no place in Kansas like Southeast Kansas. Mined lands returned to nature. Immigrants whose entrepreneurial spirit led to bootlegging and fried chicken. And, of course, Gorilla Nation.

Gorilla Nation

The nation’s only collegiate gorilla a symbol of community

Fried chicken paradise

This delicious, inexpensive meal still inspires

“Dumps” and “strip pit lakes”

An outdoor playground shaped by man, beast & machine

Only in Crawford County, Kansas

In the southeast corner of Kansas, Crawford County is home to the nation’s only collegiate gorilla mascot and a Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica that once traveled the nation.

Not like the rest of Kansas

This region is shaped physically and culturally by its coal mining history, with the world’s largest remaining electric shovel just across the county line. Bike, fish, hike, hunt or kayak a habitat once shaped by man, beast and machine.