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Willow Tree Weaving Soaperie and Creations

313 N Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 687-3405
WillowTreeWeaving.com

Specialty soaps, handwoven home decor, raw honey, handmade jams & jellies, and more. Since 2004, everything has been handmade locally in Pittsburg, Kansas. Everything is made with as many local ingredients as possible, including honey, beeswax, produce and herbs from the family farm. Items are one of a kind or in small batches.

Wilderness Park

907 W McKay St
Frontenac, KS 66763
(620) 231-8310

Beginner friendly. 4+ miles of trails. A canopy of trees hides a gravel twisty dirt single track, double track fire roads & some exhilarating sheer dropoffs.

Major portion of trail system is ADA accessible.

Donated to the City of Pittsburg by the Casaletto family to preserve its diverse ecosystem. Its goal is to become a recreational and cultural resource for the entire Southeast Kansas area to enjoy. Amenities: More than four miles of trails travel a diverse natural environment that includes wetlands, forested areas, grasslands, and a portion of the Cow Creek tributary system. A major portion of the trail system is ADA-accessible along with more challenging trails that rise above on ridges created by open pit mining. Fishing: There are four nice fishing pits for your enjoyment – Deep Ell Pit, Little Pit, Long John, and White Snake. Park Rules: Follow Kansas fishing regulations, no alcoholic beverages, no horses, no hunting or trapping, no motorized vehicles, no open burning.

Wilderness Park

907 W McKay St
Frontenac, KS 66763
(620) 231-8310

Four miles of trails, major portion of trail system is ADA accessible, 4 pits for fishing.

Donated to the City of Pittsburg by the Casaletto family to preserve its diverse ecosystem. Its goal is to become a recreational and cultural resource for the entire Southeast Kansas area to enjoy. Amenities: More than four miles of trails travel a diverse natural environment that includes wetlands, forested areas, grasslands, and a portion of the Cow Creek tributary system. A major portion of the trail system is ADA-accessible along with more challenging trails that rise above on ridges created by open pit mining. Fishing: There are four nice fishing pits for your enjoyment – Deep Ell Pit, Little Pit, Long John, and White Snake. Park Rules: Follow Kansas fishing regulations, no alcoholic beverages, no horses, no hunting or trapping, no motorized vehicles, no open burning.

Wild Side Salon

2006 S Broadway St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7474

Owner Holly Santos created the Wild Side to be a place where the small town girl could escape to feel like a big city woman. 20 years later, the Wild Side prides itself on providing big city glamour at a small town price. Specialty services include a custom lotion bar where guests can create their own lotion with essential oils, complimentary specialty drinks of the month, and hot towel shampoos.

Wood Farms Pumpkin Patch

1108 S 200th St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 249-5223
facebook.com/woodfarmspumpkinpatch

Voted the official People’s Choice Awards Best of the Best for Seasonal Attractions. Sits on 78 acres with hay maze, hay ride, combine slides/play set & more.

Open the last weekend in September and every weekend in October from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Admission fee $5 for ages 3 and up. Enjoy an afternoon at our farm with many activities to suit all ages. Kids can hop aboard the Jack-o-Lantern Express barrel train or families can take a wagon ride through the decorated woods. Wander through the 2 acre corn maze or the hay bale maze. Play around in the corn bin, on the combine slide or in the sand pit/tire mountain. Enjoy plastic duck races while hand pumping water or milking our wooden cow Bessie. Hop around on the giant pumpkin inflatable or shoot pumpkins at the bullseye. Interact with our friendly farm animals and take advantage of many unique photo opportunities. Checkout Facebook for a complete listing of activities and special events.

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Open weekends through October, activities include 24ft. inflatable slide, tire mountain, milking cow, plastic duck races, corn crib, hay wagon rides, barrel train rides, hay bale maze, petting zoo, inflatable bounce houses, pumpkin sling shots, face painting, tattoos and much more! Huge variety of pumpkins, gourds, jumbo mums and fall crafts!

Woods Farm features pumpkins, gourds, mums, crafts, straw bales, corn stalks and scarecrows. Activities include a small corn maze, petting zoo, inflatables, hay bale maze with tunnels, tractor pulled hay ride, barrel train ride, huge box of corn (like a sand box). The attraction is open on Saturday’s and Sunday’s for the month of October.

Weir City Park with historic city water tower

200 Forest Street
Weir, KS 66781
(620) 396-8214

Playground, pavilion, small stage. In the shadows of the Weir City Water Tower, which was built in 1896 of curved brick, three bricks in thickness using locally fired Weir brick. The 100′ curcular tower is topped with a 24′ steel storage holding tank. Believed to be completely original with no modifications inside or out.

Washington Grade School

209 S Locust St
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Built around 1938, this one-story, hipped-roof, brick structure reflects the Colonial Revival style that was common in public buildings of the early 20th century. Arched entrance and cupola with a copper roof are highlights of the design.

Ultimate Choice Catering

404 E 25th St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 249-8942

Here at The Ultimate Choice we take pride in the quality of our food, following the belief of our founder Joe Clark, always giving 110% more than expected. All of our meals are home cooked right here in Pittsburg, utilizing a great kitchen and a custom-made smoker to make every meal delicious, every time.

Two Brothers Mining Company

1275 S, US 69
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 240-4462
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Kansas Crossing Casino’s Two Brothers Mining Company restaurant boasts an impressive lineup of burgers, including the White Cheddar and BBQ Bacon Cheeseburgers. All burgers are two- 4 oz patties of premium Midwest brisket and served on brioche buns with a side of french fries. Two Brothers Mining Co. is the perfect spot to eat while enjoying the casino’s 625 slots or the night’s live entertainment.

When post-Prohibition miners looked to let off a little steam, they turned to the Collier brothers. As lifelong miners, the brothers opened a tavern to cater to their buddies after a hard day in the pits. It was gritty. It was loud. It was full of good music and laughter and great food. They were third generation miners, but as it turns out mining wasn’t all they knew — food and fun was in their blood.

Two Brothers Mining Company is a great place to take a break and enjoy amazing food & drinks with friends, family, or complete strangers. Our full menu includes staples of the Collier brothers’ era, as well as many of today’s favorites.

Hours
Sunday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Timmons Ballroom

707 N Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
620-704-3388
TheStilwell.org

Built in 1890, the historic Timmons Ballroom sits inside the Hotel Stilwell. Features 2,500 square feet of meeting space with a capacity of 120 for dining or 180 for a meeting. The Timmons Ballroom has tables, chairs, serving accessories, catering kitchen and is ADA accessible.

The Stilwell

707 N Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
620-704-3388
TheStilwell.org

From the times of horse and buggy to cell phones and the information age, the world around The Stilwell has changed significantly. Since 1890 she has stood the test of time and the elements.

When the Stilwell was founded Idaho and Wyoming were yet to be admitted as the 43rd and 44th states; (3 July, 10 July 1890). Our nation was growing and through the years the Stilwell changed too. Servicemen leaving for war, and returning home stayed here through the years, and the Stilwell has played a role in Kansas as well as American History. Find out more at http://www.hotelstilwellkansas.org

The historic Timmons Ballroom inside the Hotel Stilwell features 2,500 square feet of meeting space with a capacity of 120 for dining or 180 for a meeting. The Timmons Ballroom has tables, chairs, serving accessories, catering kitchen and is ADA accessible.

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The Hotel Stilwell’s history runs back to 1889, when a board of trade sought funds to build a high-class, metropolitan hotel to rival those in Chicago and St. Louis. Funds for the hotel came together through the work of railroad tycoon Arthur E. Stilwell, who agreed to sell bonds in the amount of $75,000 and secure interest from his associates in the east. For securing the funding, Stilwell was honored with the dedication of the hotel in his name.

In its early days, the Hotel Stilwell expressed the energy and strength of the growing town. Industrial and mining operations were rapidly expanding around Pittsburg, and the new hotel promised widespread attention. Documents from the Kansas State Historical Society explained that the Stilwell was “the first [hotel] with sophistication and style, the first that could be pointed to with pride by visitors and residents alike. It was the center of social activity for many generations of Pittsburg citizens.”

As the founders had hoped, the Hotel Stilwell soon received statewide attention. Responding to a miner’s strike in December of 1919, Governor Henry Allen temporarily moved his office and living quarters to the hotel for closer access to miner’s union officials. Other visitors to the hotel included women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony and famed lawyer Clarence Darrow, who visited the hotel while concluding the Scopes Monkey Trial. The trial’s final verdict was so recent, Darrow held a press conference at the hotel during his 1925 visit to answer questions from reporters.

Hotel Stilwell Notable Visitors

If any part of the hotel has seen more notable visitors, it has to be the second-floor balcony. Sitting just above the grand arched entrance, the balcony was the site of President Theodore Roosevelt’s speech during a tour of Kansas in July of 1900. Roosevelt’s speeches during this tour tended to focus on praising Kansas troops and prosperity in the Midwest, although a long speech in Emporia turned political, with the president discussing the Philippine war for independence from under U.S. control. Roosevelt exclaimed his opinion in the speech: “Our flag is up in the Philippines and it shall never be hauled down.”

After World War II, the Stilwell began to see more permanent visitors on limited incomes instead of overnight visitors. The hotel was closed in 1975 as its condition deteriorated, and subsequent owners began to renovate the building for future use. Dr. and Mrs. Wilson Rigler purchased the building in 1979 and on April 30, 1980 the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hotel Stilwell Today

Stilwell Heritage and Educational Foundation director Laura Carlson and local author Kathleen DeGrave, whose 2010 book “The Hotel Stilwell: A Tale of Mortar, Money and Memories” say this period in the hotel’s life lasted until the 1990s, when building permits were issued to renovate the building into 44 apartments. “There were some doubters and croakers in 1890 when Arthur Stilwell built the hotel, and there were doubters and croakers in 1992,” Carlson said.

Despite all doubt, the project was successful in saving the hotel, which is finding new life as an apartment complex with a uniquely rich background. In addition, the Stilwell’s Timmons Ballroom still hosts wedding receptions and banquets.

Anyone interested in reserving the ballroom can contact the hotel for information.

The Pink Pickle

304 W Saint John St
Girard, KS 66743
(620) 724-4600

The Pink Pickle is a rocking, eclectic bar and grill in Girard serving up fantastic cheeseburgers and other popular grill items. A hearty helping of Suzy Q’s is their perfect sidekick to a well-made burger. Their unique atmosphere (hint: It’s a lot of pink) and karaoke every other Friday makes for a fun evening outing.

The Corral

1275 S. Highway 69
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 240-4400
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From a 400 seat intimate show to a 2,000 person outdoor concert, The Corral features some of the biggest names in music, comedy and other live entertainment.

Meeting-Performance Space

Opened in 2017, The Corral features a stage that is 46’8″ and 23′ deep, a 42′ ceiling height, and a 4,400 square foot space with no obstructions, perfect for banquets of up to 250 people, or standing room only concerts with a capacity of 550. Stage can also be “flipped” and used for outdoor concerts, with a capacity of 2,000. To book, visit KansasCrossingCasino.com

Sugar Rush Sweet Treats

709 N Broadway St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 404-5002

Located in the historic Hotel Stilwell, this old fashioned soda/malt shop sells ice cream sundaes, Italian Sodas, and candy you can’t find elsewhere anymore.

This storefront is located inside what was originally a hotel built in 1890. The four story hotel was built in a Richardsonian Romanesque/Romanesque Revival style using brick and mortar.

At the street level, the building has engaged columns and wood storefronts, with the first floor topped with a masonry storefront cornice with dentils.

Swimming Beach on Farlington Lake

1 W Lake Rd
Farlington, KS 66734
(620) 362-3671
ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Locations/Crawford

An ADA compliant playground overlooks a 170 foot lakefront sandy swimming beach. Within waking distance are bathroom facilities, a shelter house, marina & cafe. The playground was installed in 2006 and consists of numerous swings, three slides, two sets of climbing stuctures, and a playhouse.

Kansas state parks pass is required to access.

Sugar Rush Sweet Treats

709 N Broadway St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 404-5002

Relive your youth with candy you can’t find elsewhere. Premium ice cream using freshly made waffle cones, brownies & cookies, with fruit from local farms.

Whether you pick your favorites or unique flavors from a large menu, or choose your own creation, Sugar Rush puts their heart into every cone. Italian Sodas and holiday treats also available.

Located in the historic Hotel Stilwell along Jefferson Highway & the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail.

Sweet Designs Cakery

311 N Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-2253
sweetdesignscakery.com

The love of baking and confections in all forms is the driving force behind Pittsburg-based Sweet Designs Cakery. With an energetic personality and a skill for producing gorgeous, intriguing desserts for any occasion, this incredible Artistic Bakery strives to create one of a kind edible pieces of art with their work. Whatever the occasion, Sweet Designs Cakery is here to produce a magical cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other confections unique to your event. Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to learn more.

Don’t need a custom order? No problem! We’d love to have you as a guest. Walk-ins are welcome. The bakery case is fully stocked with Cupcakes, Cookies, Brownies, our famous CakeTrash, other delicious items and the coffee is always hot!

Strip Pit Bait & Tackle

101 Joplin St
West Mineral, KS 66782
(620) 827-6300

In the heart of the Mined Land Wildlife Areas (strip pit lakes). Cold beer, pop, snacks. Full supply of live bait, tackle & fishing supplies.

Ask us about the best fishing spots.

St. Aloysius Church Historic Site

953 W, KS 47
Girard, KS 66743

Church built in 1881 was replaced by a larger building for use in 1907, but original building was kept. Larger building was struck by lightning, destroyed in 1982, and remains stand. Both buildings built in a Vernacular Gothic Revival. Cemetery is also on the property.

THE LEGEND OF GREENBUSH

According to legend, in 1869, Father Phillip Colleton, was caught at this site by a furious hail and thunder- storm. The frightened priest took refuge under his saddle and vowed that if his life was spared, he would build a church on this spot. The fervent promise resulted in the establishment of St. Aloysius, Greenbush. The first Catholic Church erected in Crawford County was a wooden frame structure completed in 1871. Located on the Historic “Mission Road”. The church was destroyed by a storm in 1877. Parishioners quarried limestone from Hickory Creek and completed the second church in 1881. The first resident pastor, Father F. M. Verdan, arrived in 1882 and served the church for fifty years. A larger church was needed and completed in 1907. The 1881 church was converted into a community building. The third church stood for 75 years as a landmark before it was struck by lightning and burned in 1982. The ruins remain. The 1881 church was renovated into a place of worship. Thus the second church became the fourth church on March 9, 1986 and served the people until it closed in 1993. Father Colleton’s promise will continue.

Spiderleg Bridge Trail

1 W Lake Rd
Farlington, KS 66734
(620) 362-3671
ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Locations/Crawford

0.5 mile walking trail. ADA accessible. Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Branch of West Fork Dry Wood Creek on Saint Louis-San Francisco Railroad. Built in 1914 to replace a wooden bridge. Includes remains of a 19th century U.S. military outpost.

State park permit is required for access.