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Ellinwood Underground Tunnels

Ellinwood, KS
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Fascinating glimpse of history

Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the tunnels and town history. Tour was unhurried but... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Dee D
McPherson, Kansas
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Top Notch Guided Tour

The tour is done very thoroughly! I can't imagine how many times they have given this tour, but... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Dallas, Texas
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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

Thank Dee D
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

1  Thank Blazinpistol
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
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
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
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The tour guides are both great storytellers! The preserved history is fascinating. Highly recommend this. I would go back and take friends.

Thank Rhonda B
Reviewed 29 May 2016

A piece of history well worth keeping and seeing. You won't be sorry taking the time to see and learn about how things were done in days past.

Thank Judith L
Reviewed 18 September 2014

We a local lady take us underground in Ellinwood. It was fascinating and even my three daughters aged 9, 7 and 5 liked it.

1  Thank ginae75
Reviewed 10 September 2013

The Ellinwood underground is on the Santa Fe Trail not far from Great Bend, Kansas. They are both great places to visit. Ellinwood is a small farming town that was built as part of the Santa Fe Railrood expandtion westward. It is still the same...More

1  Thank rap5657
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