Pawnee County

Attractions and Recreation

Larned is a welcoming community in the heart of Kansas where hospitality and historic roots run deep. Visitors find a variety of options, including: a tour of Fort Larned, one of the best preserved Pony Express era military forts in the country, Santa Fe Trail Center-Museum, the Larned Golf Course, Splash Pad at Doerr Vernon Park, the Central States Scout Museum,
Sibley’s Camp and the Little Red House and other landmarks.

The surrounding countryside allows the opportunity to enjoy the region’s rural beauty and there are several parks, offering hiking and boating. Kids and adults enjoy our well stocked local fishing pond. For sportsmen and women the area is also known for ample “walk-in” hunting opportunities and hunting lodges. Larned is also well known for its antique stores.


Key Employers
Larned State Hospital                                                                     
Fort Larned USD No. 495                                                                               
Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility                            
Larned Juvenile Correction Facility                                           
Pawnee Valley Community Hospital                                        
Pawnee County                                                                
City of Larned                                                                                    
Ward Feed Yard                                                                                
Pawnee Valley CO-OP                                                                   
Pawnee Heights USD No. 496                                                                    
Bert and Wetta Sales, Inc.

Primary Industries

K-12 School Districts
Fort Larned USD No. 495 
Pawnee Heights USD No. 496

Clock Realty 
Carr Auction and Real Estate
Reep Real Estate

Pawnee Valley Regional Hospital 
Great Bend Regional Hospital

Contact Information
Larned Area Chamber of Commerce
Courtland Holman, Executive Director
502 Broadway
Larned, Kan. 67550
(620) 285-6916  
(800) 747-6919  

County Website