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. 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 unlike the rest of the state, shaped by man, beast and machine. Learn the story of immigrants who escaped to here, and how their entrepreneurial spirit led to bootlegging and fried chicken. Or, nearly every weekend, there’s usually a community festival, holiday event, live music, and theatre.
For event planners, this central location has facilities normally found only in larger cities, but is more affordable, with easier access, and small-town hospitality.