National Geodetic Survey benchmark

Highest county seat in Kansas

The highest county seat   National Geodetic Survey benchmarks are scattered throughout Goodland and Sherman County. Goodland’s highest elevation stands 3,695 feet. That altitude makes Goodland the highest county seat in Kansas. The highest marker was installed between the railroad and 19th Street, aligned with the alley between Sherman and Center Streets. Many explorers search…

Family enjoying Smoky Gardens

Escape to Smoky Gardens

Are you seeking a getaway from the pressures of daily life? Then drive a few miles southwest of Goodland to Smoky Gardens and Sherman Wildlife Area. Smoky Gardens offers a place to picnic, camp and fish. Fishing creel and length limits are posted on the restroom building. The lake is stocked with trout when it…

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Watching the weather

An adage says, “Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.” At the Goodland Weather Forecast Office of the National Weather Service (NWS) at 920 Armory Road, they do something about it. They watch it, predict it and warn about its worst impacts. The Goodland office issues forecasts and warnings for…