Discover the passion of McPherson by viewing stained glass windows, walking the historical district or riding a tram through the Kansas prairie.
One of the best ways to explore McPherson is through a customized tour. Self-guided options are available or the McPherson Convention & Visitors Bureau can organize an outing for your group. For a current listing of tours and related maps, visit the Kansas Travel Information Center.
Historical Walking or Driving Tour
View homes and buildings established in the late 1880s when you stroll through the historical district. Homes on south Walnut Street were the first to receive electricity, sewers and streetlights. McPherson's oldest home, the Bixby House, is located at 321 S. Maple.
Holiday Lights Tour
Public and private trolley tours are available during the holiday season. There's no better way to view the holiday lights! Admission fee and reservations are required.
Maxwell Wildlife RefugeJump aboard the modern day "covered wagon" tram for a prairie adventure 10 miles northeast of McPherson. You'll encounter native grasses, wildflowers, birds, bison and elk on 2,800-acres. Tram tours are by reservation only at 620.628.4455.
Downtown McPherson is home to six murals documenting McPherson's history - All Schools Day, Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, Central Christian College, McPherson College Automotive Restoration Technology, McPherson Globe Refiners and McPherson County Veterans. Other outdoor paintings include the Easy Rider at 400 N. Maple and the restored Coca-Cola advertisement at the McPherson Opera House.
Stained Glass Tour
The soul of McPherson comes alive through decorative windows at the McPherson Opera House, St. Anne's Episcopal Church, First Congregational United Church of Christ, First Christian Church, McPherson Public Library and McPherson Church of the Brethren.