THINGS TO DO
You've heard about Kansas' world-class sunsets, but have you experienced our thriving restaurant scene, interesting selection of museums, cultural attractions, and luxury travel experiences? We have an abundance of things to do while you're in Cloud County.
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The Broadway Plaza is the City of Concordia's premier outdoor public event space. Home to 100-150 events each year, the Broadway Plaza serves as a gateway to Concordia's downtown shopping, dining and entertainment district.
Located in the heart of downtown Concordia, the Broadway Plaza is a gorgeous new enhancement to the North Central Kansas area, providing the perfect gathering spot for individuals and families to relax, unwind and socialize while enjoying a beautiful day. The site includes an incredible public performance stage, an enormous digital television/movie screen, scores of unique outdoor dining spots, a fully-automated, zero-depth splash pad, and so much more! The Broadway Plaza is the ideal location for your next function, from weddings, birthdays, graduation parties and other special occasions to all types of fun-filled festivals and celebrations!
Brown Grand Theatre
Built in 1907, the Brown Grand Theatre was financed by a wealthy Concordia banker, Colonel Napoleon Bonaparte Brown. At his father's behest, Brown's son, Earl, researched design and supervised construction in keeping with the Colonel's vision. The well-respected Boller Brothers, known for their unique eye for detail and uniqueness, designed the building. The Brown Grand Theatre has served as a civic auditorium since it opened on September 17, 1907.
Cloud County Museum
The Cloud County Museum, once an Andrew Carnegie Library, houses a staggering number of exhibits, artifacts, and objects: a full-sized Lincoln Page biplane, an iron lung, tools from countless professions and trades, and thousands of articles in between that helped transform life for people in Cloud County.
National Orphan Train Complex
The Orphan Train Museum pays tribute to a partnership forged with the railroads in which infants and children, orphaned or abandoned, were systematically relocated away from large cities by two of New York's Largest orphanages, the Children's Aid Society and the New York Foundling Home. The Orphan Train Movement ran from 1854-1929. In those 75 years, over 250,000 children were relocated to sponsored homes in all 48 states.
Home of the Sisters of St. Joseph, this magnificent structure has towered over Concordia's landscape since 1903. The five-story red brick building with towers reaching seven stories is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The stained glass windows, stunning architecture and extensive collection of art and artifacts makes a tour of the Convent memorable.
Whole Wall Mural
At 140 feet in length, the 6,400 brick Whole Wall Mural is the longest sculpted brick mural in the US. It is located on the east wall of the Cloud County Museum Annex and Concordia Travel Information Center/Cloud County Tourism office. The incredible piece of public art depicts the history of Cloud County. The Whole Wall mural is a project of the Cloud County Historical society.
WWII POW Camp Concordia
At the start of World War II, the War Department quickly made provisions to build a number of prison camps throughout the Midwest to house captured Germans. In a matter of months, Camp Concordia sprang to life north of Concordia. At its peak, the Camp housed 4,000 German prisoners and 1,000 military and civilian staff. At the end of the war, most of the 308 buildings were dismantled or moved. Today visitors can see the large T-9 warehouse where the POW Museum is located, the concrete water tower base, original stonework at the main entrance and guard tower and T-63 guard post building.