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ATTRACTIONS

Pittsburg offers visitors appealing attractions, that range from the natural beauty of the rural countryside, where fishing and hunting abound, to interesting museums and sites such as Big Brutus.

 

To get a more clear idea about what the city has to offer, check out the list below, which contains a few of the most favorite and popular attractions in the city.

 

Wilderness Park, a gorgeous piece of nature that features miles of hiking trails, 4 fishing pits and offering outdoor enthusiasts all kinds of recreational opportunities for them to enjoy.

 

Big Brutus, ''a Museum and Memorial Dedicated to the Rich Coal Mining History in Southeast Kansas'', an imposing 160-feet tall steel structure, known to be the largest electric shovel in the world. In September 1987 The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) designated Big Brutus a Regional Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark. Big Brutus is a museum open year round. Hours vary with the season.

 

Crawford County Historical Museum, which can be found between Atkinson Road & 20th Street on Hwy. 69, where visitors can explore the colorful history of Crawford County and its residents through the interesting exhibits. Indoor displays feature vintage clothing, photos, coal mining and farming artifacts, printing exhibits, and horsedrawn vehicles. Outdoor exhibits include a one-room school house, an authentic neighborhood grocery store, and coal mining steam shovel.

 

Annual Events

Little Balkans Days, held in conjunction with the Labor Day holiday, is, perhaps, Pittsburg's most popular and expected annual event.

 

It is a celebration of the community's European ethnic heritage, and offers a wide range of entertaining activities, featuring games, a parade, competitions, and arts and crafts.

 

Shopping

Among the top places to shop in Pittsburg, KS, there are:

 

Meadowbrook Mall: 202 Centennial Drive, Pittsburg, KS.

Aqua Angel's Shopping Center, Inc.: Bld 2 Suite H, 2809 N Broadway, Pittsburg, KS.

Walgreens Store Pittsburg: 1911 North Broadway Street, Pittsburg, KS.

Buckle: 202 Centennial Drive, Pittsburg, KS.