Tips School’s Out! Have Some Fun Exploring a Local Attraction
You really don’t have to travel far to find some fun places to explore — and you might even find one in your own hometown! Within SKT’s service areas, we know of some that we’ve enjoyed visiting and want to share:
- Elk Falls, KS — See its namesake (the beautiful Falls on the Elk River), an 1893 Iron Truss Bridge, the Elk Falls Pottery, and Historic Markers honoring Prudence Crandall, who was famous for establishing the first black female academy in New England in 1883, and who lived the last 16 years of her life in Elk Falls.
- Moline, KS — The swinging footbridge over Wildcat Creek was built in 1904, making it the oldest swinging bridge in Kansas. There are a pair of low waterfalls just above the bridge and a picnic area along the river.
- Dexter, KS — Henry’s Candy Company, operated by the same family for over 60 years, offers the experience of watching fourth-generation candy makers create their sugary treats. It’s open 363 days a year from 10-5. While you’re in the beautiful Grouse Valley, visit Helium Memorial Park, and search for the Historical Marker which commemorates the discovery of helium in Dexter.
- Clearwater, KS — The Clearwater Historical Museum has over 8,000 items on display, including a “house” with bedrooms, a kitchen, bath, dining room, and parlor. Other exhibits include a doctor/dentist office, general store, laundry room, military room, school room, and summer kitchen. And you won’t want to miss the restored Richmond Hill Schoolhouse out back! Hours are Sundays from 1-4 p.m., and also by appointment.
Please feel free to add to our list of fun places to visit and explore. From all of us at SKT, we wish students, teachers, school staff, and parents a Happy Summer Break!
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