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Iola Things to Do

  • If you are looking at the...

    If you are looking at the clock you will only be a few steps away from the Memorial. Take a look at the memorial also and the names on the little wall below the flag.

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  • This is the boyhood home of...

    This is the boyhood home of General Funston, a local hero. He grew up in Iola. The house is next door to the local historical museum. House and museum are only open from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day.

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  • I've always liked this great...

    I've always liked this great clock in Iola. It should be sitting in a clock tower. Having it down at ground level makes it more interesting.There is a window to see inside of the big clock. It is the next photo in my must see activities.

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Iola Restaurants

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    County Seat Cafe is on highway 54 in Iola. You can't miss it. I stopped in there and had lunch. Pretty good cheeseburger and fries. The breakfast menu looked better than the lunch menu. This is a local place where people will relax and drink coffee and talk. There is a collection of interesting mugs on the wall behind the register. On the opposite wall there is a collection of bricks. Paving bricks with words in them lined up on a shelf.

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Iola Nightlife

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    If you live in Iola (or any where else in Kansas) you'll get to see great sunsets. Took this picture from along highway 54 one evening in January.

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Iola Local Customs

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Gas, Kansas is near Iola. There is no seperate VT page for Gas. The residents of Gas seem to have a sense of humor. The water tower is painted red like a can of gasoline and it says 'Gas Kan' instead of 'gas can'.

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Iola Warnings and Dangers

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    There is a Russel Stover's Chocolate Candy Factory in Iola. I warn you that the free sample table will be too tempting to resist. I was there in January and they had Christmas candy marked down in price by 75%. I got some very good deals on chocolates there. If you like chocolate or know some one who does I urge you to visit the factory. The Factory is just off of State street.

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Iola Tourist Traps

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    This is not a real trap but I've spent a lot of time in this place. It is a sort of flea market/antique store with lots to see.

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Iola Off The Beaten Path

  • In this photo is the old jail....

    In this photo is the old jail. Much like the jail in Nevada, Missouri this was built strong to keep prisoners in. Such sturdy construction has kept the building in nearly original condition without major repairs. The jail is about one block from northeast of the courthouse. Tours are given at 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Contact the people at the history...

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  • This is probably in bad taste...

    This is probably in bad taste but I could not resist. On the west edge of Iola there is a cemetary and the cemetary has a dead end sign. It is a little bit funny if you think about it.

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Iola Favorites

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    by brdwtchr Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: It is a shame this is not a better photo. This picture was taken in early afternoon. The buildings in Iola near the down town area are painted bright colors. In the morning the vivid hues of pale blue, yellow, and pink are brightly lit. When I took this photo the buildings were in shadow.
    When you visit Iola you should take highway 54 through town till you see these buildings. Park your car near them and you will be within a short walk of the old jail, General Funston's home, the big clock, and even the county seat cafe. There are some nice little shops in this area as well.

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