Our beautiful, historic town is located about 45 minutes northwest of the Kansas City metro and near both the capitol city of Topeka and St. Joseph, Missouri. This town is unique in Kansas for the historic charm of its riverside setting, boutique shops, quaint restaurants, cafes, historic homes, and stately buildings. Locally, the city is known for its vistas of the Missouri River bend and tree-lined brick streets. Recently, the area has been a magnet for shopping and dining day trippers as well as festival-goers to its annual celebrations. Offering premier private and public schools, our town is also home to a local college and techical center. With a population over 11,000, ours is a community rooted in history and tradition, making strong strides into the future with an established manufacturing sector, homegrown financial institutions, and state-of-the-art medical resources. Our community inspires, charms, and embraces all who call it their home or destination.With over 20 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, we translate our historical heritage into a modern day community and scenic get-away spot. Whether it's for the day or for keeps, come experience our town's impressive architecture, scenic streetscapes, quaint shopping and dining, community events, and museums that showcase its railroad heritage, Victorian past, regional art and diverse legacy.