To the Curious, 

Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, the center of North Central Kansas, Concordia is rich in attractions and stories untold.

The National Orphan Train Complex Museum tells the story of a nationwide movement that changed the lives of more than 250,000 children riding Orphan Trains. Their lives are remembered through a Statue Stroll encompassing over 45 bronze statues scattered around town.

The stories from WWII German POW Camp Concordia give insight into the courageous, conscripted soldiers, who found an unexpected peaceful home during a time of atrocities in Europe. Over 4000 soldiers found safety and opportunities working for local farmers, while expressing artistic talents. Some completed college degrees.

Colonel Napolean Bonaparte Brown had a vision of community that grew into a cultural centerpiece called the Brown Grand Theatre. The rail lines brought traveling troupes and visitors from near and far. Today the facility is fully restored to its 1907 grandeur.


Religious women, dedicated to service wherever there is a need, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia, Kansas, call the historic 5 story Nazareth Motherhouse home. When welcomed into the Motherhouse, one feels the love and compassion the Sisters have for people throughout the world.

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The Whole Wall Mural is the largest hand carved brick mural in the U.S. Created using 6,400 twenty-six pound bricks, it is a 140 ft. artistic masterpiece.

Authentic stories about Concordia and people who touched a nation are preserved at the Cloud County Historical Society Museum, a former Carnegie Library. Immerse yourself in history retold. Ma Barker gang’s bank robbery, a troubled conspiracist who shot President Lincoln’s assassin, a female journalist who stood among legendary giants, and people at the forefront of flight, bring the past alive!

The Friendliest Small Town in the U.S. welcomes you!

To the Stars,

Concordia, Kansas