At 4,039 feet above sea level, Mount Sunflower stands proud as the highest point in Kansas. Located 15 miles north of Weskan, along the state’s western border, Mount Sunflower is more than 3,300 feet above the state’s topographical low point in southeastern Kansas.
The ranch where Mount Sunflower sits is marked with a memorial to homesteaders Edward and Elizabeth Harold. Visitors
will also find a mailbox on location, which contains a guest book and details about the historical spot.
Edward, commonly known as Ed, carries generations of pride in the high point. “Between 1941 and 1944, my grandfather
bought the piece of land and I’m currently the third generation on the ranch here,” says Harold.
A popular attraction at the site is the sunflower sculpture made from railroad spikes welded together. Within a year, Mount
Sunflower can expect to welcome up to 3,000 visitors, according to the guest book on site. Mike and Rae Marie (Harold)
Jones, current owners, invite visitors to enjoy Mount Sunflower. Visitors are reminded to treat the property with respect.
To locate a map of this landmark, visit www.kansastravel.org/mountsunflower.htm.
Visit: Mount Sunflower