Tourism & Attractions

There are many reasons to make Meade County a destination for recreation and travel. It is a county diverse in landscape and steeped in history. Here you will find the American frontier of the 1870's and 1880's, a time of Indian wars, pioneers, buffalo hunters, open-range cowboys, explorers and entrepreneurs. Today it is a prime representation of modern agriculture with fine examples of farming and ranching and the industry that surrounds these endeavors.

Major Attractions include:

  • The Meade State Lake
  • The Dalton Gang Hideout - Meade
  • Meade County Historical Museum - Meade
  • Fowler Jail - Fowler
  • Widest Main Street in the USA - Plains
  • Hunting & Fishing
  • Major Events include:

    Meade County Performing Arts Council, Inc - County Wide. This organization has several events throughout the year.

    Apple Hutch Orchard - Plains
    Seasonal fruits you pick yourself, peaches, apples, grapes, and more in season. (620) 563-9294 - www.applehutch.biz

    OK Kid's Day - Meade State Lake

    May 9, 2015, Meade State Park (620) 873-2572


    Christmasing in Plains - Plains
    A community day in Plains sponsored by the Plains Lions Club includes a parade, hog roast and many events for young and old on the 1st Sunday in December. Contact: (620) 563-9536
    [2013 event]
    Christmas in the Park - Meade
    Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving through New Years, Meade City Park on Hwy 54 is a wonderland of lights!
    Crooked Creek Theatre
    A melodrama produced by local talent each year at the Dalton Gang Hideout Park. They call themselves the "Way Out West off Broadway Players," and the cast is a little different each year... check the website for day and time. Contact: (620) 873-2731 or  http://www.daltonhideout.com/
  • Fourth of July Celebration - Fowler - Meade - Plains
    All three towns have fireworks displays at dark, at the High School football field in Meade, the golf course in Fowler, the ballpark in Plains.
    Fowler Threshing Days - Fowler
    Week long activities begin on the 2nd Friday in July; culminating with a parade on the third Saturday in July every year. The event includes a parade, an old-time threshing demonstration, arts & crafts, food, fun, and games. Contact: (620) 646-5688
    Health Fair - Meade
    An annual event sponsored jointly by Meade District Hospital and Meade County Heath Department at the Meade District Hospital. contact: (620) 873-8745 or (800) 298-9156
    Meade County Fair - Meade
    Mid to late July. A 4-H Fair administered by the Meade County Extension office. Contact: (620) 873-8790  - http://www.meade.ksu.edu/
    Trash & Treasures Day - Meade
    On this day the entire town of Meade turns into a garage sale. Meade Chamber of Commerce sponsors this event. There are maps posted to the poles on the stoplight corner of homes having sales, and country folks bring their sales into town and line the main streets with "treasures" for sale. Dates vary from spring to fall, consult the website for details. Contact: (620) 873-2900 www.meadechamber.com

    Tourism Links: 


    www.getrualkansas. org





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