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Cottonwood-Falls is a small town located in Chase County in east-central Kansas. The estimated population is 955 residents. It is considered to be part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area. Cottonwood Falls is the county seat and largest city in Chase County. The Chase County Courthouse forms the center of the town, at the end of Broadway, the towns main street. A brick street so wide you can turn a horse-drawn carriage around on it, Broadway boasts dozens of places to go, including shops, galleries, restaurants, and a hotel. Cottonwood Falls motto is "Where the West Begins." Attractions in town include the historic Chase County Courthouse, built in 1873. It is a masterpiece of French Renaissance architecture and the perfect starting point for a tour down historic Broadway Street. Cottonwood Falls is also near Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, also known as Z-Bar/Spring Hill Ranch. Located just five miles north of Cottonwood Falls on K-177, visitors can tour the ranch headquarters area and take a ranger-guided bus tour of the prairie or hike the 1 mile Southwind Nature Trail. Other points of interest include the Chase County Historical Museum, which contains a comprehensive collection of artifacts, photos and old newspapers.

Surrounding areas: Strong City, Kansas (1.8 mi), Emporia, Kansas (19.7 mi), Council Grove, Kansas (20.1 mi), Marion, Kansas (25.8 mi)

Cottonwood Falls Vacation Rentals

Cottonwood Falls Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Grand Central Hotel215 BroadwayCottonwood Falls, KS (620) 273-6763
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites2921 W 18TH AveEmporia, KS17.6 mi.(620) 341-9393
Comfort Inn2836 W 18th AveEmporia, KS17.7 mi.(620) 342-9700
Fairfield Inn2930 Eaglecrest DrEmporia, KS17.8 mi.(620) 342-4445
Emporia Travelodge Conference Center2700 W 18TH StEmporia, KS18.0 mi.(620) 343-2200
Motel 62630 W 18TH AveEmporia, KS18.1 mi.(620) 343-1240
Econo Lodge2511 W 18th StEmporia, KS18.2 mi.(620) 343-7750
Americas Best Value Inn2913 W Hwy 50Emporia, KS19.7 mi.(620) 342-7567
Candlewood Suites Emporia2602 Candlewood DrEmporia, KS19.7 mi.(620) 343-7756
Days Inn3032 W Hwy 50Emporia, KS19.7 mi.(620) 342-1787
Quality Inn3021 W Hwy 50Emporia, KS19.7 mi.(620) 342-3770
Bed & Breakfast
Flint Hills Bed & Breakfast613 W Main StCouncil Grove, KS20.0 mi.(620) 767-6655

Cottonwood Falls Weather & Climate

East-central Kansas has a humid sub-tropical climate. Over the course of a year, temperatures range from an average low of 15 degrees F. in January to an average high of nearly 93 degrees F. in July. The temperature falls below the freezing point an average of 188 days per year. Typically the first fall freeze occurs between the last week of September and the end of October, and the last spring freeze occurs between the first week of April and early May. The area receives 35 inches of precipitation per year, with the most in May and June. Snow depth of at least one inch occurs an average of 20 days per year. Severe weather is possible, in the form of thunderstorms and tornadoes. Thunderstorms may produce large hail and lightening.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 16°F 0.97 in. -
February 45°F 21°F 1.06 in. -
March 55°F 30°F 2.82 in. -
April 65°F 41°F 3.01 in. -
May 75°F 53°F 4.90 in. -
June 84°F 62°F 4.82 in. -
July 90°F 67°F 4.40 in. -
August 89°F 65°F 3.96 in. -
September 81°F 56°F 3.42 in. -
October 70°F 43°F 2.63 in. -
November 54°F 30°F 2.60 in. -
December 42°F 20°F 1.32 in. -

Cottonwood Falls Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Beech Factory airport (BEC) located about 59 miles southwest of Cottonwood Falls in Wichita, Kansas, Forbes Field (FOE) located approximately 62 miles northeast of Cottonwood Falls in Topeka, Kansas, the Salina Municipal airport (SLN) located roughly 66 miles northwest of Cottonwood Falls in Salina, Kansas, and finally the Wichita Mid Continent airport (ICT) located around 69 miles southwest of Cottonwood Falls in Wichita, Kansas.

Cottonwood Falls Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JoylandWichitaKS63.9 mi.
Water Parks
Golfland-Sunsplash ParkOlatheKS99.5 mi.
Oceans of FunKansas CityMO117.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Emporia Municipal Golf CourseEmporiaKS19.7 mi.
Marion Country ClubMarionKS25.4 mi.
Madison Golf CourseMadisonKS27.7 mi.
Herington Country ClubHeringtonKS29.8 mi.
State Parks
El Dorado State ParkKS38.3 mi. 
Kaw Mission State Historical SiteCouncil GroveKS20.1 mi.(History)
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State UniversityManhattanKS56.1 mi.(Art)
Goodnow House State Historic SiteManhattanKS56.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Emporia ZooEmporiaKS19.7 mi.
Sunset Zoological ParkManhattanKS56.1 mi.
Sedgwick County ZooWichitaKS63.9 mi.
Topeka Zoological ParkTopekaKS66.0 mi.
Hutchinson ZooHutchinsonKS78.3 mi.
Kansas City Zoological GardensKansas CityMO117.2 mi.

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