Whether you’re from 50 miles away, 500 or 5,000, we want you and your family to feel comfortable with Ottawa, Kansas. The list below includes community resources for your reference.
The Franklin County Visitors Center is a great resource for a variety of events, restaurants, lodging, attractions and more information. You can access their website by clicking here.
There are a variety of options for accommodations within Franklin County.
For a complete list of options, visit the Franklin County Visitor's Center website.
Imagine a sunrise over the bend of a river just as the fall leaves flicker in the breeze or the reflection of Victorian houses on cobblestone streets captured through the lens and on canvas. Imagine seeing the world re-told through the eyes of nationally recognized art and artists. No need to imagine too much longer. Feel free to visit one of Franklin County’s galleries where the depth of craft and artistry meets the horizon of life.
For a complete list of attractions, visit the Franklin County Visitor's Center website.
It’s the people that a form a community and the people that keep it together, touching hearts and souls along the way and filling the gaps of life that we sometimes miss by ourselves. Maybe in the form of programming and partnership that supports the elderly. Maybe in the shape of food pantries to buffer economic change. Maybe with new skate parks and youth outlets or sports leagues for all ages, or maybe a quiet park bench with a close-knit community nearby. Towns and cities grow and change. Franklin County has it covered.
A complete list of offerings can be found on the Franklin County Visitor's Center website.
Cross-segment venues and outlets are key to attracting and maintaining internal and external visitors. It is their approach and cohesion that helps tie one event to the next. Rather than one-off events, such elements could be considered in series, with commonalities throughout. This in no way neglects an individual approach. It merely makes a statement of belonging as a part to a whole.
For a listing of current events, visit the Franklin County Visitor's Center website.
What’s better on the tongue than homemade barbeque sauce and the flavor of smoked ribs? How about that alongside rich fresh brewed coffee and pastries in the middle of photography gallery? Or fine pasta and salads in a two-story restaurant that sits across the street from homespun popcorn and shelves lined with candies and treats? It does sound good! So, grab a dozen fresh-baked donuts on your way to and through all Franklin County has to offer your culinary palette.
For a complete list of offerings, visit the Franklin County Visitor's Center website.
Oak floors, the scent an old coal engine rumbling down the tracks, towering silos; anything could describe a bygone era, but we’re alive and thriving with a rich history spanning more than 150 years! From museums to historical re-enactments, world-renowned architecture and a history that keeps on giving, Franklin County is the perfect place to peruse the past and move into the future. Franklin County is Living.
Need flowers? How about camping gear or sporting goods? Or maybe you’re thinking about that perfect antique gift to complement a room that you’ve already started decorating with artisanal soaps, and custom-framed photos while getting your tires rotated just down the street. Sounds like a busy day. Book a room at a bed and breakfast, stay a while and visit all of the shops Franklin County has to offer.