With its eye on the future and its values molded by the past, Wamego offers a unique blend of progressive spirit and hometown tradition. A growing community of 5,000, Wamego is located in southwest Pottawatomie County—one of the fastest growing counties in Kansas.
Wamego is immersed in history with sites including Kansas’s only authentic stone Dutch Mill, the Oregon Trail, the home of Walter P. Chrysler, the Oz Museum and the Columbian Theatre.
A multitude of recreational options are available, including a beautiful 18-hole golf course; Wamego City Park, which includes a swimming pool, playground, fishing pond, and public tennis, basketball and pickleball courts; and a new recreation complex which includes four baseball/softball diamonds, two soccer fields, six tennis courts, a walking trail, and an active recreation program for youth and adults. Nearby federal reservoirs and state lakes offer excellent opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts as well.
For those with enthusiasm for learning, the Wamego Public Library offers nearly 20,000 volumes and almost 100 periodical titles. Also available are audio books, videos, microfilm and Internet access. Adult education classes are offered in Wamego through Highland Community College, in addition to being available at nearby Kansas State, Washburn and Emporia State Universities.
Wamego is located at the intersection of Kansas Highway 99 and US Highway 24, just 13 miles east of Manhattan and 40 miles west of Topeka.
For more information on the Wamego Community, visit the
Wamego Chamber of Commerce.