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The name of the city is a tribute to David Rice Atchison, Old Senator of USA.

Atchison is a city situated along the Missouri River in the eastern part of Atchison County. The name of the city is a tribute to David Rice Atchison, Old Senator of USA.

Atchison was the birthplace of aviatrix Amelia Earhart, and the Amelia Earhart Festival is held annually in July. Is also home of Benedictine College and a Catholic liberal-arts college. Is often called one of the most haunted places in America, due to the city’s ghost-story heritage.

Museums

Make a visit in the state of Kansas on a trip of history:

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum:

The home was designated a National Historic Site in 1971. In 1984, the Ninety-Nines (an International Organization of Licensed Women Pilots) acquired the home. Much of the house has been restored to its condition at the time of Amelia Earhart’s birth. The home has period furniture and features Earhart’s personal and family memorabilia, and the former kitchen now houses a modest gift shop.

Amelia Earthart was pioneered in aviation of USA.

Atchison County Historical Society Museum:

This museum in the restored Santa Fe Depot traces the history of the region. Exhibits highlight Atchison’s transition from a bend in the Missouri River to a busy commercial center for steamboats, westward-bound wagon trains and the railroads. Highlights include a display of Amelia Earhart’s personal effects, a large collection of rare guns dating back to the Revolutionary War and displays on the Lewis & Clark expedition.

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Galleries

Muchnic Art Gallery

For the art appreciators the local more appropriate is Muchinic Art Gallery.

The gallery is the most elegant mansion in town and is full of history.

Points of Interest

International Forest of Friendship:

Walk on History, Walk on Nature (It is a memorial to the men and women involved in aviation and space exploration, and open to the public daily.

Nell Hill’s:

The famous store and the most visited is Nell Hill´s a business of decoration furniture and lighting.

The best way to know the history of the city is aboard on the Atchison Trolley, attraction very famous in the city.

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Spas

The Fountain SPA

Luxury Properties

Luxury Montana Montain Estate

Restaurants

You can find good places to taste the traditional and typical food.

Marigold Bakery & Coffee

Cedar Ridge Restaurant

Hotels

To sleep peacefully and have a perfect night the best Hotels are:

AmericInn Lodge & Suites

Tuck Inn at Glick Mansion:

A lot of comfort and decoration typical of city.

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