Kanopolis Community

Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Points of Interest

Hodgden House Museum Complex (785) 472-3059, 104 S W Main St.

Fort Harker Guardhouse Museum, 308 West Ohio, (785) 472-3059

Annual Events


Outdoor Living Show and Health Fair
Campers and Hikers Convention
"Heart of Kansas" Spring Beef Show

June and July

Independence Day Celebration
Fireworks Extravaganza


Ellsworth-Kanopolis Cowtown Festival
Inter-tribal Indian Pow-Wow
El-Kan Rodeo


Quilt Show
Great Pumpkin Fall Festival


Fine Arts Annual Arts and Crafts Show


Downtown Holiday Activities



Best Western Garden Prairie Inn, (785) 472-3116/800-234-4240,
Junction Hwys. 140 & 156

Bed & Breakfasts

Castle Rock Ranch Bed & Breakfast, (785) 225-6865/888-225-6865,
1086 29th Road
Ira E. Lloyd House Bed & Breakfast, (785) 472-5100, 1575 Avenue JJ


Country Acres Mobile Home Park, (785) 472-3492, 203 N. Evans


Ampride, (785) 472-4782, Hwy 156 & 140
Crossroads Restaurant, (785) 472-3043, Hwy 140 & 156
Dairy Queen, (785) 472-4140, Hwy 40 & 156
Otta-Shop, (785) 472-4971, 510 N. Douglas
Paden's Place, (785) 472-3643, 120 N. Douglas
Pizza Hut, (785) 472-3134, Hwy 156

Communities and Related Links

Kanopolis, Kansas Web Site

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