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Ellinwood Underground Tunnels

Ellinwood, KS
+1 620-617-6915
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Historically Fun!

I've visited the Ellinwood tunnels more times than I can count. The first time was when I was about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JBUC77
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Ellinwood, Kansas
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A piece of history saved

Great place to spark your kids imagination- you get to learn the history of how Kansas was founded... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
HardyFamDam
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Ellinwood, KS
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've visited the Ellinwood tunnels more times than I can count. The first time was when I was about 7, the latest was about a year ago, 33 years later. Each time there have been updates and new information and something for anyone who may...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Great place to spark your kids imagination- you get to learn the history of how Kansas was founded and see the original tunnels under the side walks preserved in parts as they were mid 1900s. A real insight into life on the Santa Fe trail...More

4  Thank HardyFamDam
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

It sounds crazy, but who knew underground businesses were once a thriving part of cowtown Kansas? Not for the mobility challenged, but if you can get up and down a primitive set of stairs, this tour is fun. Benches are available for a rest break....More

1  Thank Tumbleweed2013
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I grew up 15 miles from Ellinwood but never knew of the Underground until our family did a tour 6 years ago. We went back last weekend and enjoyed it even more. A section of Underground has been opened across the street under the Wolfe...More

3  Thank Vern799
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the tunnels and town history. Tour was unhurried but be prepared for stairs

1  Thank Dee D
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The tour is done very thoroughly! I can't imagine how many times they have given this tour, but Rick and Chris treat you like you are royalty. We got a very in depth history lesson about Ellinwood and an outstanding glimpse into yesteryear. Tour started...More

3  Thank Blazinpistol
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit! Call for reservations first. The tour begins at the Ellinwood Emporium. They give a history lesson on the tunnels and then you go underground to visit the past. It truly is a step back in time! Thank goodness the granddaughter...More

3  Thank KnJ88
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

You need to call for reservations. This underground city was initially a city for cowboys and wagon train. There were all sort of shops, barber shop, bath house, saloons, and brothels(assumed but not documented) There is a restored speakeasy that is opened Friday and Saturday...More

1  Thank Porter H
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Who would have thought that an entire underground complex of barber shops, blacksmith workshops, brothels, and connecting tunnels existed under the main streets of Ellinwood, Kansas? The underground tour was led by Rick, an erudite student of history and a great story teller. He took...More

2  Thank QuintanillaSchmidt
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our 11 yr old grandson has talked about this visit for 3-wks now to anyone who will listen. Definitely worth the visit! We didn't know the times for the tours so had to wait, but there is a wonderful little coffee shop across the street....More

1  Thank The2Goods
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expedianot
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