Burlington Travel Guide

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Burlington Things to Do

  • John Redmond Lake was built in...

    John Redmond Lake was built in 1964 to control flooding. In addition to controlling flooding the lake has created a place for boating, fishing, and wildlife. The city of New Strawn is called New Strawn because the former town of Strawn is under the lake.

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  • The Wolf Creek Environmental...

    The Wolf Creek Environmental Education Area is a good place for BIRDWATCHING, hiking, and learning about nature. I think this bird viewing blind in the photo is the fanciest one I have ever seen.

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  • Coffey County Museum is in a...

    Coffey County Museum is in a large and modern brick building. Inside are collections of dolls, guns, pens, and more. There are historical exhibits from the areas history.Step out side the museum to also visit a one room shcool and an old church that have been moved to the site.

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Burlington Restaurants

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    I went to eat at El Cazador restaurant in Burlington.
    Mexican food and excellent service in a place with interesting atmosphere.

    Favorite Dish: Pollo Loco

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Burlington Nightlife

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    One night in Burlington I went to see the highschool play. It was a version of 'Beauty and the Beast'. One of stars of the play was a young lady named Susan Samuelson. That is my niece there on the left.

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Burlington Local Customs

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    At the Coffey County Museum I picked up a brochure about the little country cemetaries scattered around Coffey County. There are 42 cemetaries in Coffey County. The brochure had a map of where they all are located and brief histories. I don't really expect any one to go to all 42 cemetaries. (I don't expect any one to really visit Burlington.) I just wanted to point out that these tiny country cemetaries out in the middle of no place are different than a lot of modern cemetaries I see any more. New cemetaries now only allow flat grave markers so that mowers can easily drive over the top of them. New cemetaries have rules about how long flowers and things can be left at grave side. Here in these little places you'll find flowers growing that were planted by the families of the deceased a hundred years ago and still thriving. You'll see peony, iris, and daylilly in these country plots. The care takers of these places take real pride in managing their little cemetaries. There are no flat markers here and some of the graves will date back 150 years to a time before Kansas was even a state.

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Burlington Warnings and Dangers

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Snapping turtles are common in Kansas. We call them snapping turtles for a reason. Don't let one snap it's jaws down on your finger or toe.

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Burlington Off The Beaten Path

  • The Music Box at 404 Neosho is...

    The Music Box at 404 Neosho is a place to see live musical performances. It is next door to the Caboose and you should be able to find out there what the next show will be.

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  • Coffey County Fishing Lake is...

    Coffey County Fishing Lake is also the cooling lake for the Wolf Creek Generating Station Nuclear Power Plant. The lake was open till fishing but since the events of Sept. 11th it has been closed to the public. I don't know at this time if it will be reopened.

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  • Like many towns in Kansas,...

    Like many towns in Kansas, Burlington was established near a river in order to provide water for the town's future growth.

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