The old Fox theater in the downtown is working to renovate the old movie house. As part of their efforts to raise funds for this they show movies projected on the side of the building. They do this several times a year during the warm months.They show classics that often need to be seen in a large format. They sell popcorn and sodas. It has a kind...more
See and climb around in a huge steam shovel. There a many old mines in southeastern Kansas. One of the remnants of that time is a huge steam shovel. It is like a great ship stranded out on the prairie. It is a novelty at least and a grand adventure if you have some imagination.I thought it would be lame but we took some kids there and they went...more
Just north of Pittsburg is a small preserve for the American Bison. If you have never seen one or if this is your only chance to see one I would recommend a brief stop to look them over. The keystone to the prairie eco-system it is in my mind the mascot of this bioregion. They were the base for the nomadic tribes that roamed the great plains. After...more
4011 Parkview Drive, Pittsburg, Kansas, 66762, United States
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4020 Parkview Dr, Pittsburg, KS 66762
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2701 N Broadway St, Pittsburg, Kansas, 66762, United States
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This is one of the nicest things we found in Southeast Kansas when we moved here. The restaurant is the only business left in the small mining town of Scammon Kansas. It is run by an extended family. It is clean and consistent in quality and service.It is not super fancy the food is the star. If you come to south east Kansas and miss it you made a...more
This is not high cuisine. It is just plain old fare. It is the kind of place that used to be in every town but is now so rare.It is right downtown in an old building. Many of these old cafes are just that. A bit run down and in need of a good cleaning. Not Otto,s it is clean and bright. It could have opened just a few years ago. In reality it has...more
I do not tend toward chains but I will make an exception here. This is in any case a small regional chain I think less than 4 restaurants.It is an american Pizza place. The two that I have been to are near universities. They are clean and the staff is friendly and motivated. You order at the counter and they bring your pie to the table.I know it is...more
Many of the folks that built Pittsburg were from the Balkans and they started a festival that continues today.
This is your classic small town event. It cost next to nothing. It is $4.00 this year (2011). This allows you to attend a ton of different activities. There is a bike century, a 5k run, a quilt show, cute baby show, food, live music, remote control airplane show, antique train rides. You get the idea.
It comes along every September. So if you are able it is well worth the trip.