Tourist information center


Hours

Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Sun 12 - 4 p.m.

Admission is free.

Contact Information

2011 E Logan Street
Ottawa, KS 66067
Phone: 785-242-1411
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Site Info

Parking
Restroom
Wheelchair
Giftshop
Parking
Restrooms
Staffed
Wheel Chair Accessible

The Franklin County Convention Visitors Bureau was formed in 1984 in order to better promote Franklin County and Ottawa as a tourist destination and serve visitors to our communities. In 2002, the bureau built the Franklin County Visitor Information Center with funds from a TEA-21 grant and several years of savings. The Visitor Center is located at 2011 E. Logan (Hwy 68), just west of I-35 exit 187 and is open Monday-Friday 9-5pm, Saturday 9-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm.

The Franklin County CVB employs two full-time and utilizes over 40 volunteers to staff the visitor center throughout the year. Funding is derived from the transient guest tax, which is a percentage tax imposed on overnight stays in Franklin County. This tax is authorized by the Kansas State Legislature. Currently the transient guest tax in Franklin County is 6%.
The Franklin County CVB is overseen by a tourism committee, appointed by the Franklin County Commissioners. The CVB is a non-profit 501 (c)6 organization with a board of directors.

Video

Documents

Antique Guide - Download (5 MB)
Heritage Homes Tour - Download (17 MB)

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