Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart called it home (population: 11,000). Today, tours of haunted spots attract history buffs.

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

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. (913) 367-4217; ameliaearhartmuseum.org

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. (800) 234-1854; atchisonkansas.net

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. (866) 367-8101; glickmansion.com

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