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Beautiful, historic Atchison is located in Atchison County, Kansas, about 45 minutes northwest of the Kansas City metro. The historic charm of its riverside setting, shops, historic homes, and stately buildings make Atchison the ideal get-away for a day trip or weekend escape.

Incorporated in 1858, Atchison is known for its vistas of the Missouri River bend and tree-lined brick streets. Atchison is a magnet for shopping and dining day trippers as well as festival-goers to its annual celebrations.

As the birthplace of Amelia Earhart, the world's most famous aviatrix, Atchison is a community that inspires, charms, and embraces all who call it their home or destination.

Why should Atchison be in your vacation plans? Check out the About Atchison page to see why.

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