Eads:

  • Eads was established in 1887 as a railroad town and was named after James Buchanan Eads, a structural engineer with the Missouri Pacific Railroad.  Eads, the seat of Kiowa County, sits at the intersection of two major highways, Colorado Hwy 96 and U.S. Hwy 287, the Ports to Plains Corridor.
     

  • You can enjoy being outdoors at Jackson’s Pond, which is ¾ mile south of Eads and open year-round, as well as, The Great Plains Reservoirs, which are located twenty-one miles south of Eads, just off of Hwy 287, are a great place to hunt, bird watch, boat, and in come cases fish.  Kiowa County is also home to five of the fourteen trails which make up the Colorado Birding Trail and is also host to the High Plains Snow Goose and Birding Festival.
     

  • Just west of Eads, on Hwy 96, is the Prairie Horizons Trail, which is part of the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail.  Cyclists can take advantage of the local attractions, such as, the Plains Theatre, Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center, Museum and National Park Service.
     

  • Kiowa County, is also home to the historic site of the Sand Creek Massacre.  While visiting the site you can learn about the massacre from a ranger, picnic in the trees, as well as view rare birds.
     

  • Eads Chamber of Commerce website.
     

  • Town of Eads website.

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