Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart called it home (population: 11,000). Today, Nell Hill’s draws home decor shoppers, and tours of haunted spots attract history buffs.
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Atchison Trolley Tours
What to do
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum Atchison celebrates the aviator’s legacy with the annual Memorial Day Weekend Antique Airplane Fly-In and an annual Earhart festival in July. See reviews and ratings. (913) 367-4217; ameliaearhartmuseum.org
Atchison Trolley Tours Departing from the old Santa Fe Depot, these narrated 45-minute-long excursions run April through October. Haunted tours take place in September and October and book fast. See reviews and ratings. (800) 234-1854; atchisonkansas.net