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The Howell House Bed and Breakfast is nestled in the historic railroad town of Downs, Kansas. This unique town hosts a variety of special events throughout the year and is located just six miles west of Glen Elder State Park and Waconda Lake.

Area Attractions

Links You Should Visit!

There are many unique shopping opportunities within walking distance.

Downs, Kansas

Steve Richardson of Richardson Organ Factory produces hand-made organs in his Morgan Avenue business.

Railroad Park, featuring the historic depot now being restored, is just several blocks away.

North Central Kansas Community Network

The Ise Homestead and Schoolhouse, as written about in Sod and Stubble, is located several miles west of Downs.

Waconda Area Community Calendar

The Kansas Storytelling Festival is held in Downs the last weekend in April.

Downs News & Times

The Downs Celebration runs three nights during July.

State of Kansas

The Downs Unplugged Coffeehouse is held the second Saturday of each month.

Kansas Travel & Events

TreeFest ushers in the Christmas season during Thanksgiving Weekend in Memorial Hall.

Travel Industry Association of Kansas

Recreational activities in Downs include golf, swimming, tennis, boating, sand volleyball and a walking track.

An audio-tape-guided walking tour of Downs is available, and biking tours are held during the summer.


A member of the Kansas Bed and Breakfast Association (KBBA)

Copyright 2000 Howell House Bed and Breakfast

701 Blunt Street

Downs, Kansas 67437

(785) 454-3888

email hhouse@nckcn.com

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