Wamego, Kansas: Old Dutch Windmill

Built in 1879 in Kansas, but it looks Dutch. One of the more photogenic Old Dutch Windmills in the U.S.
Address:
4th St., Wamego, KS
Directions:
I-70 exit 328, then drive north around 11 miles into town. Cross the river, then make the second right onto 4th St./Old US Hwy 24. The windmill will be straight ahead.
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Old Dutch Mill.

Old Dutch Windmill

An old dutch windmill. Not a bad stop. though, not really a great one. However, if you have kids, the park that it's located in was pretty awesome and appeared to have a miniature train -- though not operating when we visited.

[james, 03/02/2012]
Old Dutch Windmill

The Old Dutch Mill now located in the city park of Wamego, Kansas was originally built as an authentic Dutch Mill several miles north of town in 1879. It was used to grind locally grown grain. In the 1920's it was disassembled, each stone and timber numbered, moved and rebuilt in the Wamego city park. It is now part of the historical museum and is open and grinds grain (with an electric motor, not the sails) during the Tulip Festival in the Spring. It is used on the logo of the city of Wamego.

Also of interest in Wamego is the Columbian Theatre. It contains six large (aprox. 10-12 feet tall) paintings from the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition. It has been totally restored, is used as a live theatre (on the second floor where the painting are) and art gallery (on the first floor). The paintings celebrate Industry, Agriculture, The Arts etc. In the Swogger Gallery, first floor, is a recently restored painting of Yosemite. Streetside, the facade sports a gigantic Eagle and two large urns on to cornice.

[Eric Abraham, 10/03/2000]

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