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T H E P L A C E F O R S T U D E N T S T O When you come to Ottawa University, you are introduced to a y, Christcentered community of grace that will challenge your knowledge and talents . . . a c

Welcome Ottawa and Franklin County are the perfect place for a family vacation, a weekend getaway or some serious shopping. We hope you enjoy your visit and take time to tour our local attractions, ma

Community s Profile Ottawa University Ottawa City Hall 785 2293600 www.ottawaks.org Chamber of Commerce 785 2421000 www.ottawakansas.org Ottawa serves as the seat of Franklin County and boasts a cha

Franklin County is home to eight thriving communities. Pomona City Hall 785 5563522 www.pomonaks.com Pomona is nine miles west of Ottawa. John Whetstone purchased 12,00015,000 acres of land on what h

Arts re Cultu Ottawa Memorial Auditorium 310 S. Hickory St., Ottawa 785 2428810 www.ottawamunicipalauditorium.com The Ottawa Memorial Auditorium can seat up to 830 making it the ideal location for t

www.CampChippewa.org Camp Chippewa is a camp and retreat center that has provided Northeast Kansas an outdoor setting for growth and renewal since 1958. Family Group Activities, Cabins Camping Areas

AttrACtions The wealth of entertainment options are a real highlight of Ottawa and Franklin County. Below visitors and residents alike will find fun for the whole family. Appanoose Area Museum 600 Sha

Kansas Belle Dinner Train 1515 W. High St., Baldwin City 785 5948505 www.kansasbelle.com Reminisce as you travel on board the Kansas Belle Dinner Train in the 1940s era decorated cars. Let your mind

Antiques These shops feature antiques, collectibles and secondhand furniture. Untold treasures can be found at Ottawa and Franklin County antique stores. For unique shopping experiences check out the

Celebrating 60 years in the area, providing excellent service for our customers Differences in shop repair estimates and insurance estimates are common. A lower estimatemay not include all necessary w

Agritourism Dunns Landing is a working farm with a horse and carriage. Dunns Landing 4553 Ohio Road, Wellsville 785 2426250 www.dunnslanding.com Littlejohns Sherwood Farm 513 Ohio Road, Richmond 7

New Horizon Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center 1526 Vermont Road, Rantoul 913 6202788 www.newhorizonranch.info This notforprofit, 501 c3, ranch uses the power of the animalhuman bond to provide equine

Ottawa Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram CLIMATE CONTROLLED INDOOR RANGE Ask about our Shooting Leagues We are now a Class III Dealer and are Stocking Suppressors. Hours of Operation Mon. Fri. 10 a.m. 8 p.m

P UD PA RO W IN G FUT Wellsville is a community in the heartland of the nation, which is proud of its past and planning for her future. If Midwest values and small town charm are important to you,

CommodAtions AC The Best Western in Ottawa The local accommodations offer much variety, as well as great group rates for traveling. If you have a group that is coming to Franklin County, call the Vi

Camp Chippewa Retreat Center 2577 Idaho Road, Ottawa 785 2426797 www.campchippewa.org Prairie Star Ranch 1124 California Road, Williamsburg 785 7465693 www.archkck.orgranch Camp Chippewa is a 640

PArks reCreAtion Franklin County is home to more than 15 community parks. They are home to zerodepth entry swimming pools, baseball diamonds, horse shoe pits, tennis and basketball courts, disc golf

Forest Park Pool 405 S. Locust St., Ottawa 785 2420076 www.orcottawaks.org Pomona State Park 22900 S. Highway 368, Vassar 785 8284933 Open May through August, the Forest Park Pool is available for

on the menu BarBeCue Guy Maes Tavern 119 Williams St., Williamsburg 785 7468830 Pizza Village 330 S. Main St., Ottawa 785 2424515 Freddys Frozen Custard Steakburgers 2121 Princeton, Ottawa 785 242

Cosentinos Price Chopper Starbucks Coffee 120 E. 19th St. Ottawa 785 2424646 aFter hours Bishops Brew 120 E. Dundee St., Ottawa 785 2428920 Chili Jacks 606 Main St., Wellsville 785 8832707 O Town C

eVents marCh KOFO Home Garden Show www.kofo.com 785 2421220 July Pomona Summer in the Park www.pomonaks.com 785 5668805 Join the local radio station to see the latest in home and garden. april Ann

Power of the Past Antique Engine Tractor Show www.powerofthepast.net 785 4182190 Held the second full weekend in September, this years show will feature orphans and lesser known tractors and engines

elf guided tours s All the tours are free of charge but do not include admittance onto private property. Each of these tours has a brochure that is available at the Visitor Information Center or in a

Committees and Activities of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce AGRIBUSINESS activities 4HWatermelonFeedattheFranklinCountyFair Furthersupportthe4HLivestockSale SponsorsDayontheFarmforlocal3rdGrad

meetings Ottawa and Franklin County, located just southwest of the greater Kansas City area along I35, are the perfect place for your next conference, meeting or retreat. The Visitor Center can help y

imPortAnt numbers Emergency FirePoliceAmbulance ................. 911 Franklin County Drug Unit .................... 785 2426900 Franklin County Emergency Medical Services ......... 785 2297300 Kansas

loCAl history Laura Ingalls Wilder described the courthouse in her journal. John Brown led a massacre that helped spark the Civil War. Teddy Roosevelt promoted the Progressive Bull Moose Party during

Architecture Franklin County is the home of George Washburn 18471922, an architect who designed public buildings and private homes all over Kansas. Many examples of his work can be found in Franklin C

HISTORICAL OPPORTUNITIES UNIQUE SHOPPING NATURAL BEAUTY RURAL EXPERIENCES

Take charge of the yard. Only the T2 can give you legendary Kalmar Ottawa reliability and quality. Kalmar USA, Inc. 415 E Dundee St, Ottawa, KS 66067 785 2422200 www.visitottawakansas.com 31

Live Work Visit Learn Ottawa Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Events, Country Music Concerts, Childrens Programming Special OMA Offerings Concerts Performances, Meetings Programs, Receptions

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