Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart called it home (population: 10,600). Today, tours of haunted spots attract history buffs.

By The editors of MidwestLiving.com

What to do

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum Atchison gives a glimpse into the childhood and career that ended with her disappearance over the Pacific. ameliaearhartmuseum.org

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum celebrates the aviator’s legacy
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

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. atchisonkansas.net

Evah C. Cray Historical Home Museum More history awaits on tours of the opulent, a 25-room mansion built in 1882. travelks.com

Where to Eat

The Sunflower Bakery and Cafe Relax with a sweet treat and white chocolate mocha. thesunflowerbakeryandcafe.com

Where to stay

Tuck-U-Inn at Glick Mansion Canopied beds, whirlpool tubs and fireplaces deck some of the five guest rooms or cottage at this B&B. glickmansion.com

For more information visit atchisonkansas.net