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Holton is located in Jackson County in the Topeka, Kansas metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, the population was 3,353 residents. Situated in northeast Kansas among rolling hills, picturesque farms and wooded areas, Holton is about 28 miles north of Topeka. Holton is also the county seat of Jackson County, and the courthouse sits at the center of a vintage downtown square in the business district. Called a "classic Midwestern community," Holton has lovely homes typical of the early 20th century with large front porches and hand-carved trim, while the towns streets are lined with stately old trees. The city of Holton hosts an annual July Jubilee the first Saturday in July. This fun family event includes games and rides, a parade, a trail run, swimming, boating, fishing, live music, food vendors, a lighted boat parade and fireworks after dark. Attractions in nearby Topeka include the historic state capitol, Doran Rock Garden, Topeka Zoo, the Kansas Museum of History and the Combat Air Museum. Topeka is also home to Old Prairie Town at the Ward-Meade Historic Site on the Oregon Trail, which includes a botanical garden and a 5-5-acre pioneer village.

Surrounding areas: Valley Falls, Kansas (16.9 mi), Hiawatha, Kansas (28.4 mi), Topeka, Kansas (29.3 mi)

Holton Vacation Rentals

Holton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Super 8 - Holton300 S ArizonaHolton, KS (785) 364-1988
Harrah's Prairie Band Casino12305 150TH RdMayetta, KS9.1 mi.(785) 966-7777
Hiawatha Heart Restaurant And InnHwy 36 & 73Hiawatha, KS28.4 mi.(785) 742-7401
Heritage House3535 SW 6THTopeka, KS28.5 mi.(785) 233-3800
Best Western Topeka Inn & Suites700 SW Fairlawn StTopeka, KS28.6 mi.(785) 228-2223
Motel 6709 Fairlawn RdTopeka, KS28.6 mi.(785) 272-8283
Amerisuites Hotel6021 SW 6thTopeka, KS28.9 mi.(785) 273-0066
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites901 SW Robinson AveTopeka, KS28.9 mi.(785) 228-9500
Candlewood Suites Topeka Kansas914 SW HendersonTopeka, KS29.0 mi.(785) 271-7822
Clubhouse Inn & Suites924 SW HendersonTopeka, KS29.0 mi.(785) 273-8888
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Topeka West6020 SW 10th StTopeka, KS29.0 mi.(785) 478-9800
Super 8 Motel - Topeka5968 SW 10THTopeka, KS29.0 mi.(785) 273-5100
Sleep Inn & Suites1024 SW Wanamaker RdTopeka, KS29.1 mi.(785) 228-2500
Ramada Inn Topeka420 E 6th StTopeka, KS29.2 mi.(785) 234-5400
Senate Luxury Suites Hotel900 SW TylerTopeka, KS29.2 mi.(785) 233-5050
Econo Lodge2950 S W Topeka BlvdTopeka, KS29.3 mi.(785) 267-1681
Motel 6510 Tuttle CRK BlvdTopeka, KS29.3 mi.(785) 537-1022
Ramada Inn SouthI-470 & S Topeka AveTopeka, KS29.3 mi.(785) 267-1800
Motel 61224 Wanamaker Rd SWTopeka, KS29.4 mi.(785) 273-9888
Quality Inn1240 SW Wanamaker RdTopeka, KS29.5 mi.(785) 273-6969
Comfort Inn Topeka1518 SW Wanamaker RdTopeka, KS29.6 mi.(785) 273-5365
Days Inn Topeka1510 SW Wanamaker RdTopeka, KS29.6 mi.(785) 222-8538
Hampton Inn Topeka1401 Ashworth PLTopeka, KS29.6 mi.(785) 273-0003
Fairfield Inn1530 SW Westport DrTopeka, KS29.9 mi.(785) 273-6800
Residence Inn1620 SW Westport DrTopeka, KS29.9 mi.(785) 271-8903

Holton Weather & Climate

Northeast Kansas has a humid continental climate with hot, somewhat humid summers and cold, fairly dry winters. 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. Northeast Kansas receives approximately 20-28 inches of precipitation during an average year with the most received in May and June. Thunderstorms can be severe, producing lightening, large hail and sometimes tornadoes. The state of Kansas receives over 50 tornadoes per year. Snowfall is generally light, with a snow depth of at least an inch occurring an average of 26 days per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 36°F 14°F 0.97 in. -
February 42°F 19°F 1.11 in. -
March 53°F 29°F 2.49 in. -
April 64°F 40°F 3.43 in. -
May 74°F 52°F 4.75 in. -
June 83°F 62°F 4.97 in. -
July 88°F 67°F 4.30 in. -
August 87°F 64°F 4.15 in. -
September 79°F 55°F 4.42 in. -
October 68°F 43°F 3.25 in. -
November 52°F 30°F 2.38 in. -
December 39°F 19°F 1.37 in. -

Holton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Forbes Field (FOE) located about 36 miles south of Holton in Topeka, Kansas, the Rosecrans Memorial airport (STJ) located approximately 48 miles east of Holton in St. Joseph, Missouri, the Kansas City International airport (MCI) located roughly 55 miles east of Holton in Kansas City, Missouri, and finally the Manhattan Regional airport (MHK) located around 55 miles west of Holton in Manhattan, Kansas.

Holton Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersOlatheKS63.6 mi.
Worlds of FunKansas CityMO66.8 mi.
Water Parks
Golfland-Sunsplash ParkOlatheKS63.6 mi.
Oceans of FunKansas CityMO66.8 mi.
Jacomo Lake Water SlideBlue SpringsMO83.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Holton Country ClubHoltonKS 
Horton Lakeview Country ClubHortonKS17.3 mi.
Lakeview Country ClubCherryvaleKS18.6 mi.
Village Greens Golf CourseOzawkieKS22.0 mi.
Cool Spring Golf CourseOnagaKS22.9 mi.
Hiawatha Country ClubHiawathaKS27.3 mi.
Forbes Golf CourseTopekaKS29.9 mi.
Lake Shawnee Golf CourseTopekaKS29.9 mi.
Sports Center Golf ComplexTopekaKS29.9 mi.
Topeka Public Golf CourseTopekaKS29.9 mi.
Western Hills Golf ClubTopekaKS29.9 mi.
State Parks
Shawnee County State ParkKS19.1 mi. 
Nemaha County State ParkKS25.3 mi. 
Perry State ParkKS25.6 mi. 
Delaware State ParkKS25.9 mi. 
Atchison County State ParkKS31.9 mi. 
Brown County State ParkKS31.9 mi. 
Lewis and Clark State ParkMO36.5 mi. 
Leavenworth County State ParkKS39.4 mi. 
Kansas Museum of HistoryTopekaKS29.3 mi.(History)
Constitution Hall State Historic SiteLecomptonKS34.5 mi.(History)
Native American Heritage Museum State Historic SiteHighlandKS36.4 mi.(History)
University of Kansas Museum of AnthropologyLawrenceKS43.5 mi.(History)
University of Kansas Natural History MuseumLawrenceKS43.5 mi.(Science)
Spencer Museum of ArtLawrenceKS43.5 mi.(Art)
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State UniversityManhattanKS49.1 mi.(Art)
Goodnow House State Historic SiteManhattanKS49.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Topeka Zoological ParkTopekaKS29.3 mi.
Sunset Zoological ParkManhattanKS49.1 mi.
Kansas City Zoological GardensKansas CityMO66.8 mi.
Emporia ZooEmporiaKS77.6 mi.
Folsom Children's Zoo & Botanical GardenLincolnNE104.3 mi.

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