ⓘ Rock City, Kansas

                                     

ⓘ Rock City, Kansas

Rock City is a park located on hillsides overlooking the Solomon River in Ottawa County, Kansas. It is 3.6 miles south of Minneapolis, Kansas and just over 0.5 mile west of Kansas highway K-106 and the Minneapolis City County Airport on Ivy Road. In a patch of prairie about 500 meters long and 40 meters wide, Rock City contains three clusters of large spherical boulders. These three clusters contain a total of 200 spherical boulders. It has been designated as a National Natural Landmark.

The Park is a non-profit Corporation, has a visitor center and picnic tables. A small entrance fee which is used to maintain this Park, is charged.

The remarkable size and spherical shape of this rock formation was first spotted bell. Later, these boulders were either noted or described Gould, Landes, Shaffer, ward, and Swineford. Shaffer was the first person to map the distribution of these boulders at Rock city and to study their petrography in detail.