Welcome to Rock City
Rock City rocks are magnificent examples of sandstone concretions which have formed in the millions of years since Kansas was covered by an inland sea. This is the only place in the world where so many concretions of such giant size are found in one area.
has been designated a
Registered Natural Landmark
This site possesses exceptional value
as an illustration of the nation's natural
heritage and contributes to a better
understanding of man's environment
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
United States Department of the Interior
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. In addition, it is included in the National Natural Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1978.
Location. 39° 5.369′ N, 97° 43.992′ W. Marker is near Minneapolis, Kansas, in Ottawa County. Marker is on the entrance road to Rock City, north off Ivy Road, about 0.6 miles Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1051 Ivy Road, Minneapolis KS 67467, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George W Carver (approx. 2.7 miles away); Grace Bedell Billings: Lincoln's Little Correspondent (approx. 12.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.9 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 12.9 miles away); Pike's Route (approx. 13.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Rock City, Kansas. (Submitted on December 28, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Natural Landmarks Program (National Park Service). (Submitted on December 29, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 313 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on December 28, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.