You Can Now Tour The Remnants Of A Lost City Hidden In Kansas History
It’s been almost a year since an archaeologist discovered the lost city of Etzanoa, and we were very excited to share it with you. We love learning more about Kansas’ history, and new areas offering tours is always exciting news. Now, we can see for ourselves what used to be.
The lost city of Etzanoa is centered near what is now Arkansas City, and has been confirmed as the location where the ancestors of today’s Wichita Nation once settled. It’s thought to be the location of around 20,000 Plains Indians, originally recorded by Spanish explorers in 1602. Those explorers documented a city with over 2,000 houses that could hold up to 10 people each. It allegedly spanned both sides of the river, and the estimated area of it was huge compared to the evidence we previously found.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Tours are offered by Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum for $10, and you can find more information about them at their website here. Happy trails!
Born and raised Kansan, Clarisa has lived in both tiny towns and cities during her time here in the Sunflower State, mostly in the south central area. Clarisa is a stay-at-home mother of one crazy kid, three cats, and two reptiles, and has been writing anything and everything since she's held a pencil, though Kansas and fantasy novels take up most of her time.
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