We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chase County Courthouse

Pearl and Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, KS
+1 620-273-8469
Review Highlights
A must see, beautiful and free tour!

This is a great piece of history, we went during Christmas time and it was all decorated. You can... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Dana S
Moundridge, Kansas
Day trip

We went during a weekday in April so not much was going on. We didn't attempt going into the... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
David M
Dumfries, Virginia
via mobile
Read all 41 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The oldest operating courthouse west of the Mississippi River is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“third floor” (4 reviews)
“main street” (3 reviews)
“flint hills” (5 reviews)
Pearl and Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, KS
+1 620-273-8469
Write a Review
Reviews (41)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 40 reviews

Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is a great piece of history, we went during Christmas time and it was all decorated. You can tour the building for free and self guided. We really enjoyed it.

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We went during a weekday in April so not much was going on. We didn't attempt going into the courthouse but really enjoyed its stately presence and unique architecture as we walked along Main Street. An iconic view of a Midwest prairie town.

Thank David M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Nice little town. Was hesitant to snoop around inside, but apparently it's expected and we comed.The building has a beautiful staircase. It was Friday afternoon so no courts in session. Be sure to visit the old jail. Everyone was so friendly and did not seem...More

Thank Melinda D
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Not sure if you can tour the inside or if it's used as an actual courthouse any longer (maybe county offices?), but it's a gorgeous building done by George Washburn and one of the iconic buildings in the Flint Hills.

Thank jcamis
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We were simply on our way back from a lake trip and stumbled across this majestic surprise. The grounds the signs, the storyboards, and the courthouse itself were all delights!

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in historic sites, you don't want to miss this one. Beautiful renovated limestone courthouse with loads of character. The staircase is absolutely gorgeous. You feel transported in time as you climb to the upper level to visit the jail. The window...More

Thank gayngar
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I would go back to Cottonwood Falls just to walk up its main street. It's a handsome mix of fantastic mid-century and nineteenth century architecture with a lot of small bespoke businesses and a really good opportunity shop. People are friendly, there's some great old...More

Thank Clarice E
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

In the state of Kansas on business and decided to stop by the small town of Cottonwood Springs to take in the sights. Beautiful courthouse with original architecture and still in use. I highly recommend stopping and taking in this beautiful structure!

Thank FrostySVT
Reviewed 21 June 2016

If you get the chance, check ut the jail on the top floor-not a nice place to have to spend time. The woodwork, banisters, rails and trim are beautiful, the view out the front window overlooking the town is a great photo op.

Thank flyataildragger
Reviewed 19 June 2016

the oldest courthouse in play west of the mississippi. Clean, close to the center of the city and a nice diversion.

Thank JimOB1
Nearby Restaurants
Keller Feed & Wine Company
23 reviews
.04 miles away
Ad Astra
120 reviews
1.70 miles away
Grand Central Grill
85 reviews
.14 miles away
Southfork Smokeshack
14 reviews
1.24 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
156 reviews
4.46 miles away
David Traylor Zoo of Emporia
62 reviews
19.76 miles away
Chase State Fishing Lake
12 reviews
1.67 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What are the hours on Friday?
18 March 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Kmax51 | Reviewed this property |
I believe self-guided tours are Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm. Guided tours are on weekends and holidays. Thanks!