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Stories and Tips Ellinwood

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Ellinwood Tunnels - Overall Impression

Written by Casual Tourist on 19 Aug, 2000

From the street one could not tell that there was anything unusual about this sleepy little Kansas town. The attraction was not earth-shattering, but someone went to a lot of trouble to clean up some basement areas of these buildings and arrange the displays.…Read More


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Room with Bath & Bed display

Written by Casual Tourist on 19 Aug, 2000

The third room of the underground attraction contained an old-style bed along with some very old bathing fixtures. It seems that baths were actually taken at one time in this room. The porcelain tubs that were on display are regaining popularity with a…Read More


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The Tunnel and Barber Shop

Written by Casual Tourist on 19 Aug, 2000

From the main room extended the tunnels. These tunnels ran underneath the sidewalk on Main Street. My understanding is that in the heyday of the town, the tunnels ran the entire length of Main Street and were quite popular with the townfolk. The first…Read More


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Under the town of Ellinwood -- Main room & Guide

Written by Casual Tourist on 19 Aug, 2000

We finally located the guide to the tunnels and found that the entrance was from an alley behind a main street store. It appeared to be a simple, old-fashioned basement entryway. As far as I could tell, there was no entry for the…Read More


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Miscellaneous Items of Interest at Ellinwood

Written by Casual Tourist on 29 Aug, 2000

Ellinwood Tunnels consist of three large rooms and two tunnels running parallel to one another. In the first two rooms there were displayed many old photos of Ellinwood through its history and also maps and an original platte of the town. Our guide…Read More


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Antique Store in Ellinwood

Written by Casual Tourist on 19 Aug, 2000

If you are at all interested in antiques, there is a wonderful little store in Ellinwood with fabulous, one-of-a-kind items. We found a marvelous stained-glass brass hanging lamp at the bargain basement price of only $75.00. There were so many treasures hidden in…Read More


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