Most People Have No Idea This Unique Tunnel In Kansas Exists

Have you ever wondered what you’re really stepping on? No, I don’t mean gravel, concrete, or wads of already chewed gum; I am talking about what lies below the ground. In the case of the small town of Ellinwood, Kansas, the answer may surprise you:

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Located beneath Ellinwood’s Historic Wolf Hotel is an abandoned underground city that was once home to thriving brothels, bars, gambling, barber shops, and even a harness store! These former businesses (founded in the late 1800s) were connected by a series of well-built, underground tunnels that can still be toured today. (Unfortunately, much of the “Underground World” is closed to the public, but the portion that you can see is well worth the trip!)

Thanks to a segment from KAKE TV’s Hatteberg’s People, we can get an even better look inside this historic underground city. See for yourself:

For more information about the site, tours, and prices, be sure to visit the Historic Wolf Hotel’s website.

Want to see even more underground Kansas cities? Check out What Lies Beneath The Streets Of This Kansas City Is Creepy Yet Amazing.