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Atchison Trip Guide

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.
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    Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum celebrates the aviator’s legacy
    Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
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    Nell Hill’s in Atchison offers home-decor pieces.
    Nell Hill’s
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    Atchison Trolley Tours share cool details of Atchison’s past.
    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

Nell Hill’s This shop offers a beautiful collection of luxe home-decor pieces spread among 16 rooms. See reviews and ratings. (913) 367-1086; nellhills.com

Where to eat

Marigold Bakery Cafe The selection of 4-inch pies changes daily, and the oatmeal streusel Kansas Coffee Cake showcases an old family recipe. See reviews and ratings. (913) 367-3858; marigoldbakery.com

Where to stay

Tuck-U-Inn at Glick Mansion Canopied beds, whirlpool tubs and fireplaces deck some of the five guest rooms at this B&B. From $120. See reviews and ratings. (866) 367-8101; glickmansion.com

For information: Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce (800) 234-1854; atchisonkansas.net

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