Rock City

Rock City, Inc.
1051 Ivy Road
Minneapolis, Kansas 67467
785-392-3068

open dawn to dusk
$3 fee

Rock City Map

Mushroom Rock State Park

Rock City near Minneapolis, Kansas
Rock City - Minneapolis, Kansas

Minneapolis, Kansas - Rock City is a five acre park which contains about 200 huge Dakota sandstone concretions. The spheres are up to 27 feet in diameter and you are encouraged to climb on them and do pretty much whatever you want. Rock City claims that there is no place else in the world with so many huge concretions. 

Rock City is 3 1/2 miles south of Minneapolis off Highway 106. There is a small gift shop where Rock City, Inc., the local non-profit corporation that operates the park, collects a $3 fee. There is a bucket to leave money when the gift shop is closed.

Mushroom Rock State Park is a smaller collection of similar Dakota sandstone concretions. The rock beneath some of them has weathered so that a couple of them do look like mushrooms. Mushroom Rock State Park is a free attraction.

Rock City with gift shop in upper corner
 

Rock City registered Natural Landmark\
Rock City has been made a registered Natural Landmark
 

Sun set at Rock City
Sun setting beyond Donut Hole Rock

Concretions at Rock City, Kansas
The main field of concretions includes some over 15' high.

Rock City rock formation
In another couple of hundred years, this might be a Mushroom Rock.

Shipwreck Rock at Rock City, Kansas
The Shipwreck

Rock City, Kansas gift shop
Rock City Gift Shop

Rock City has been a popular attraction for generations. The following wonderful pictures were furnished to Kansas Travel by Sue (Elliott) Ramsey of Santa Barbara, CA. They were taken in the winter of 1900 and are probably of members of the the Babcock/Elliott families. Thanks so much, Sue!

Rock City picnic in 1900
Family picnic at Rock City in 1900

1900's children at Rock City

Rock City Map - Minneapolis, Kansas
Rock City Map

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