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During the mid-1800's, Atchison was known as an important center of overland freighting. In 1859, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company was founded in Atchison. A renovated 1880's era fi-eight depot now houses the Santa Fe Depot Visitors Center, historical museum and gift shop. An antique railcar museum is located nearby.

Famous aviatrix, Amelia Earhart, was born in Atchison in 1897. Her accomplishments included being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. At the height of her international fame, Amelia Earhart disappeared during a flight around the world in 1937. Her birthplace is listed on-the National Register of Historic Places and is open to the public for touring.

Scores of magnificent 19th century mansions and other buildings reflecting Old World charm are located on the beautiful Missouri River bluffs. A walking and driving tour brochure of Atchison takes you by many of these sites. Five museums, antiques, specialty shops and restaurants make Atchison a great place to explore!

For free information, contact:
Atchison Chamber of Commerce
Santa Fe Depot Visitors Center
200 S. 10th St., P.O. Box 126
Atchison, KS 66002
Phone: 913-367-2427 or 1-800-234-1854.
Guided tours for groups of 15 or more are available.
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