Garnett is a town of about 3500 in eastern Kansas. US Highways 59 and 169 go through the town. Garnett is the county seat of Anderson County. The cornerstone for the Anderson County Courthouse was laid in 1901 and it was completed in 1902. George P. Washburn designed the courthouse using the Romanesque style of architecture. It is listed on the...more
A visit to days past, one could say. Many of the buildings on the town square date to the 1880s, with the resulting "gingerbread"-type architectural ornamentation. Really charming details, colorfully painted, and very photogenic. Fortunately, only a few of the existing structures bear traces of that abominable 1950s-60s trend to cover the charming...more
Like most small town depots in the US, there has been no passenger rail traffic for decades, so the city must tear the structure down or find another use.In Garnett, the Santa Fe depot, renovated in 1966, serves as a resting place on the Prairie Spirit Rail Trail, an inter-city walking trail using the rail bed of an old railroad. Picnic facilities,...more
Here is a real rarity in an American small town - an art collection of interest!In memory of his mother, Maynard Walker donated his collection of mostly early 20th century American paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. Included are works by Edouard Manet, John Stuart Curry, and Jean Baptiste Corot.The small collection, viewable in a...more
Located in one of the 1885 storefronts on the courthouse square, Denise's is one of the main spots for the locals to eat. At lunchtime, there is an all you can eat buffet (with the typical midwestern staples of fried chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn, etc.) and if you sit at the counter you get a one dollar discount. Friendly staff, treated me like a local.
Favorite Dish: Only ate there once, but had a nice pork tenderloin sandwich and the fries were crispy and flavorful.
Yea the only exciting thing to do around garnett is to party, and when i say that i meen in a feild with people on the back of pickup truck, haha yea but we have a good time.