Welcome to historic ellinwood
Named after Colonel John Ellinwood and attracting many German immigrants, Ellinwood, KS has been a thriving metropolis since 1872.
When you arrive in this historic town, a tour of our Underground Tunnels is a must! Built underneath the buildings, sidewalks and Mainstreet area was a second community where you could find a barber shop, brewery, and places that may attract cowboys, teamsters, and other transient workers.
Learn even more about our history at the Ellinwood Museum. Hearing about all the different eras of Ellinwood’s rich history including the Santa Fe Trail.
From there, you will find many types of shopping. Antique stores will help you find your favorite treasures from history’s past. Whereas the local boutiques may help you find some things more current to start your own narrative.
When your stomach starts growling, you will find local eateries as well as baked goods in much of the shopping district. If your wanting more a sack lunch style, drive up or down 156 to the gas stations, Family Foods grocer, Or Packing Plant.
And should you need a perk up, we have you covered there too, with multiple coffee shops open M-F. For our adults we have a local Speakeasy straight out of the prohibition era, The American Legion and LK's Liquor Store.
For the nature enthusiast, bird watchers, and hunters, Quivira Wildlife Refuge, Cheyenne Bottoms and the Wetlands Education Center are both nearby. You can also enjoy a nice fishing spot at the Wolf Pond & RV Park.
There’s more going on in this area to cover in a day, so call ahead and spend a relaxing night at the beautiful award-winning Historic Wolf Hotel and Events Center.
Our numerous attractions and rich heritage are sure to delight. We know before you leave, you’ll love our town as much as we do! See you soon!
spring city-wide garage sales
last Saturday in April
April 29th, 2023
battle of the badges chili cookoff
annual after harvest festival
third full weekend in July
July 18-20, 2024
fall city-wide garage sales
Sept. 30, 2023
last Saturday in September
american legion post 320 craft beer festival
first or second weekend in October
Saint joseph catholic school annual German buffet
Nov. 5, 2023
Dec. 3, 2023
ellinwood hospital foundation annual gala
Dec. 9, 2023
First or second weekend in October
first Sunday in November
first Sunday in December
In Ellinwood, dining is an experience! We have locally-owned and operated family-style restaurants. Smiling, welcoming faces ready to serve great customer service. Be sure to check out our Underground Saloon Bar if you're in town on a Friday/Saturday night, complete with Prohibition-era style and drinks -- try the 'bee's knees'!