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Western Kansas Towns Named Among State's Best


Kansas! Magazine has released its list of the five best small towns in Kansas, and a couple of western Kansas towns made the cut, including Atwood in far northwestern Kansas. The town, with a population of just over 1,000, features attractions like the Jayhawk Theatre, Hayden Nature Trail and the Rawlins County Museum and Historical Society.

Nearby Norton, Kansas, was also on the list. With a population of almost 3,000, Norton claims the Prairie Dog State Park, They Also Ran Gallery, and the Norton Motor Cross Track.

As The Topeka Capital-Journal reports, the number one small town in Kansas was listed as Lecompton, in Northeast Kansas. Lecompton’s population is less than 700, but it was the first territorial capital of Kansas and is home to the historic Constitution Hall and a revitalized downtown.

Also on the list were Council Grove, which boasts the Hermit’s Cave and the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway, and Marysville, in Marshall County.

Destinations in Marysville include the Pony Express Original Home Station No. 1 and the Marshall County Historic Courthouse Museum.