Waconda Lake & Glen Elder State Park
One of the Kansas' premier hunting and fishing locations, the lake and Glen Elder Wildlife Area consists of 13,000 land acres and 12,586 water acres. The area are also rich in history and legend which extend into the lake's namesake -- Waconda.
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Castle Service Station
Located east, across the street from Glen Elder’s town square, the Castle Service Station was built by Ernie Norris in 1926.
This unique structure, a National Historic Landmark, was the result of a dream Mr. Norris had had since being in the military during World War I -- constructing a service station that resembled a castle he'd observed in Luxemburg.
Well-built with cut-to-fit, native limestone stone, the building features three spanning archways. Now a home residence, the castle still holds a place in Glen Elder history as a reminder of a man who served his country during the First World War and returned to his hometown for the betterment of the community.
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Wilson Neff Park, Statue of Liberty
and Peace Pole
Wilson Neff Park - constitutes the "town square" of which most of the community's remaining businesses are situated. Maintained and well-manicured year-round the park includes a playground and is the setting for all of Glen Elder's annual community events.
Statue of Liberty - The symbolic statue is the centerpiece of the park. Lady Liberty was donated to the city in 1950 by Emily Slaven. Glen Elder's American Legion and Auxiliary, Post #143, worked together to provide the funds for the base of the statue.
Peace Pole - The SV24 Alliance traces the settlement of the Solomon Valley to the post-Civil War search for peace, and in this spirit the Alliance elected to place a Peace Pole in the heart of the Solomon Valley to mark Kansas’ 150-year observance. Glen Elder accepted this honor with the monument being placed in the north side of the park.
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Site Updated 01-22-22