Tourist information center
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.
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