Our trip to Cottonwood Falls, Kansas


Trivia question–does anyone know where this building is located? Keep reading and I’ll give you the long version answer. Last Friday I invited my wife, my two oldest kids and Dale & Michelle Poore to take a little road trip with me. I had heard about a place that sounded interesting so I decided to keep it a secret and have a fun evening with my family and friends. It was a beautiful drive through the Flint Hills on highway 50. I gave clues along the way and the group got close to solving the mystery but didn’t quite hit the nail on the head. Our destination was Cottonwood Falls, KS and the Grand Central Hotel and Grill. I had done a little research and found that the Grill boasts that many patrons say it’s the best steak they’ve ever had. We had a very enjoyable evening in the quaint little restaurant and the steak was definitely incredible.

But, back to the picture. My daughter, Sarah, is a budding photographer and as we were nearing Cottonwood Falls we saw this old schoolhouse. She couldn’t resist snapping a few shots even in the bitterly cold wind. The sign above the schoolhouse designated it as District 34 schoolhouse built in 1896. What a piece of Kansas history.

 So if you’re looking for something a little different, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, just take the 70 minute drive to Cottonwood Falls and enjoy a great meal and some awesome Kansas countryside.

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