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Valley-Falls is a charming town located in the rolling hills of Jefferson County in northeast Kansas. It lies along the Delaware River. The population was 1,254 as of the 2000 census and it is part of the Topeka metropolitan area. Originally called Grasshopper Falls, the town was platted in 1855 and incorporated in 1869. However, the grasshopper invasion of the 1870s was devastating and not a good promotional aid for a new and aspiring town, so the name was changed to Valley Falls. Isaac Cody, father of the famous Buffalo Bill Cody, built a saw mill at Valley Falls. Wild Bill Hickok was noted in the local press as having danced with the ladies on one of his visits through town. Today, Valley Falls is a Tree City USA and boosts two beautiful parks. One block of town, Grasshopper Grove, is a horticultural marvel with a wide variety of trees and flowering bushes. Memorial Tree Park is planted with cypress and features a gazebo, tennis court, and playground equipment. Riverside Park has electrical hookups for campers and is close to a boat dock on the river. A swimming pool is open afternoons and early evenings during the summer months. Downtown Valley Falls offers a historical museum and several shops housed in late19th-century buildings. The town hosts its annual Grasshopper Falls Days in April and the Jefferson County 4-H Fair in August. Nearby Perry Lake offers fishing, boating, swimming, camping and hunting.

Surrounding areas: Holton, Kansas (16.9 mi), Topeka, Kansas (23.5 mi), Lawrence, Kansas (28.4 mi), Leavenworth, Kansas (28.8 mi), Lansing, Kansas (30.6 mi), Hiawatha, Kansas (35.4 mi), Bonner Springs, Kansas (36.6 mi)

Valley Falls Vacation Rentals

Valley Falls Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Harrah's Prairie Band Casino12305 150TH RdMayetta, KS14.0 mi.(785) 966-7777
Super 8 - Holton300 S ArizonaHolton, KS17.4 mi.(785) 364-1988
Ramada Inn Topeka420 E 6th StTopeka, KS23.1 mi.(785) 234-5400
Comfort Inn502 S 9THAtchison, KS23.2 mi.(913) 367-7666
Amerisuites Hotel6021 SW 6thTopeka, KS23.3 mi.(785) 273-0066
Econo Lodge2950 S W Topeka BlvdTopeka, KS23.5 mi.(785) 267-1681
Motel 6510 Tuttle CRK BlvdTopeka, KS23.5 mi.(785) 537-1022
Ramada Inn SouthI-470 & S Topeka AveTopeka, KS23.5 mi.(785) 267-1800
Americinn Lodge And Suites500 Us Hwy 73Atchison, KS23.6 mi.(913) 367-4000
Senate Luxury Suites Hotel900 SW TylerTopeka, KS23.6 mi.(785) 233-5050
Heritage House3535 SW 6THTopeka, KS24.1 mi.(785) 233-3800
Capitol Plaza Hotel1717 SW Topeka BlvdTopeka, KS24.3 mi.(800) 579-7937
Best Western Topeka Inn & Suites700 SW Fairlawn StTopeka, KS24.9 mi.(785) 228-2223
Motel 6709 Fairlawn RdTopeka, KS25.0 mi.(785) 272-8283
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites901 SW Robinson AveTopeka, KS25.7 mi.(785) 228-9500
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Topeka West6020 SW 10th StTopeka, KS25.8 mi.(785) 478-9800
Super 8 Motel - Topeka5968 SW 10THTopeka, KS25.8 mi.(785) 273-5100
Candlewood Suites Topeka Kansas914 SW HendersonTopeka, KS25.9 mi.(785) 271-7822
Clubhouse Inn & Suites924 SW HendersonTopeka, KS25.9 mi.(785) 273-8888
Sleep Inn & Suites1024 SW Wanamaker RdTopeka, KS25.9 mi.(785) 228-2500
Baymont Inn & Suites740 Iowa StLawrence, KS26.2 mi.(785) 838-4242
Hampton Inn Topeka1401 Ashworth PLTopeka, KS26.2 mi.(785) 273-0003
Motel 61224 Wanamaker Rd SWTopeka, KS26.2 mi.(785) 273-9888
Quality Inn1240 SW Wanamaker RdTopeka, KS26.2 mi.(785) 273-6969
Days Inn Topeka1510 SW Wanamaker RdTopeka, KS26.3 mi.(785) 222-8538
Comfort Inn Topeka1518 SW Wanamaker RdTopeka, KS26.4 mi.(785) 273-5365
Fairfield Inn1530 SW Westport DrTopeka, KS26.5 mi.(785) 273-6800
Residence Inn1620 SW Westport DrTopeka, KS26.5 mi.(785) 271-8903
Topeka Courtyard2033 SW WanamakerTopeka, KS27.0 mi.(785) 271-6165
Best Western Candelight2831 SW FairlawnTopeka, KS27.2 mi.(785) 272-9550
Springhill Suites Of Lawrence1 Riverfront PlazaLawrence, KS27.4 mi.(785) 841-2700
Holiday Inn Convention Center200 Mcdonald DrLawrence, KS27.5 mi.(785) 841-7077
Econo Lodge2222 W 6th StLawrence, KS27.7 mi.(785) 842-7030
Hampton Inn2300 W 6th StLawrence, KS27.7 mi.(785) 841-4994
Super 8 Motel - Lawrence515 Mcdonald DrLawrence, KS27.7 mi.(785) 842-5721
Bismark Inn LP1100 N ThirdLawrence, KS28.4 mi.(785) 749-4040
Eldridge Hotel701 MassachusettsLawrence, KS28.4 mi.(785) 749-5011
Days Inn2309 Iowa StLawrence, KS28.9 mi.(785) 843-9100
Holiday Inn1118 N 6TH StLeavenworth, KS28.9 mi.(913) 651-5800
Super 8 At Forbes Landing5922 SW Topeka BlvdTopeka, KS29.1 mi.(785) 862-2222

Valley Falls 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 18°F 1.04 in. -
February 42°F 23°F 1.18 in. -
March 54°F 33°F 2.46 in. -
April 65°F 43°F 3.36 in. -
May 75°F 53°F 5.29 in. -
June 83°F 62°F 5.00 in. -
July 89°F 67°F 4.13 in. -
August 87°F 65°F 4.35 in. -
September 79°F 56°F 4.30 in. -
October 67°F 45°F 2.98 in. -
November 51°F 33°F 2.38 in. -
December 39°F 22°F 1.45 in. -

Valley Falls Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Philip Billard Municipal airport (TOP) located about 20 miles southwest of Valley Falls in Topeka, Kansas, the Lawrence Municipal airport (LWC) located approximately 26 miles south of Valley Falls in Lawrence, Kansas, Forbes Field (FOE) located roughly 29 miles southwest of Valley Falls in Topeka, Kansas, and finally the Kansas City International airport (MCI) located around 40 miles east of Valley Falls in Kansas City, Missouri.

Valley Falls Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersOlatheKS46.9 mi.
Worlds of FunKansas CityMO50.1 mi.
Water Parks
Golfland-Sunsplash ParkOlatheKS46.9 mi.
Oceans of FunKansas CityMO50.1 mi.
Jacomo Lake Water SlideBlue SpringsMO67.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Village Greens Golf CourseOzawkieKS7.8 mi.
Holton Country ClubHoltonKS16.5 mi.
Horton Lakeview Country ClubHortonKS22.1 mi.
Bellevue Country ClubAtchisonKS23.5 mi.
Pineview Country ClubAtchisonKS23.5 mi.
Lakeview Country ClubCherryvaleKS23.6 mi.
Forbes Golf CourseTopekaKS23.8 mi.
Lake Shawnee Golf CourseTopekaKS23.8 mi.
Sports Center Golf ComplexTopekaKS23.8 mi.
Topeka Public Golf CourseTopekaKS23.8 mi.
Western Hills Golf ClubTopekaKS23.8 mi.
Alvamar Golf ClubLawrenceKS28.6 mi.
Alvamar OrchardsLawrenceKS28.6 mi.
Eagle Bend Golf CourseLawrenceKS28.6 mi.
Oaks Golf ClubLeavenworthKS29.0 mi.
State Parks
Delaware State ParkKS12.7 mi. 
Perry State ParkKS12.7 mi. 
Shawnee County State ParkKS20.7 mi. 
Leavenworth County State ParkKS22.7 mi. 
Atchison County State ParkKS25.1 mi. 
Lewis and Clark State ParkMO25.4 mi. 
Clinton State ParkKS29.5 mi. 
Weston Bend State ParkMO31.7 mi. 
Brown County State ParkKS34.6 mi. 
Constitution Hall State Historic SiteLecomptonKS20.9 mi.(History)
Kansas Museum of HistoryTopekaKS23.5 mi.(History)
University of Kansas Museum of AnthropologyLawrenceKS28.4 mi.(History)
University of Kansas Natural History MuseumLawrenceKS28.4 mi.(Science)
Spencer Museum of ArtLawrenceKS28.4 mi.(Art)
Native American Heritage Museum State Historic SiteHighlandKS37.1 mi.(History)
Johnson County Museum of HistoryShawneeKS44.8 mi.(History)
1950s All-Electric Model HouseShawneeKS44.8 mi.(Technology)
Lanesfield School Historic SiteEdgertonKS46.8 mi.(History)
Children's Museum of Kansas CityKansas CityKS47.3 mi.(Children's)
Grinter Place State Historic SiteKansas CityKS47.3 mi.(History)
Shawnee Mission State Historic SiteFairwayKS49.6 mi.(History)
Kansas City MuseumKansas CityMO50.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Kemper Museum of Contemporary ArtKansas CityMO50.1 mi.(Art)
Nelson-Atkins Museum of ArtKansas CityMO50.1 mi.(Art)
Truman Library & MuseumIndependenceMO58.6 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Topeka Zoological ParkTopekaKS23.5 mi.
Kansas City Zoological GardensKansas CityMO50.1 mi.
Sunset Zoological ParkManhattanKS60.5 mi.
Emporia ZooEmporiaKS75.6 mi.
Folsom Children's Zoo & Botanical GardenLincolnNE119.2 mi.

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