Midland Hotel

October 12, 2007 at 11:46 pm Leave a comment


Midland Hotel

414 S Saline (26th) Street  |  Wilson, KS  |  (785) 658-2284


Built in 1899, and most recently restored in 2003, the Wilson Hotel is a beautiful native limestone building with comfortable mission-style furnishings, built near the railroad tracks.  This is important to note, since the trains roll through throughout the night, sounding their whistles at each intersection.  Oh, and there is that air-raid sounding siren that harkens back to the days of the railway workers, when they relied on the “horn” to send them off to work (every morning at 7).  


Other than the sound and sleep effects…the Wilson hotel was the setting for the 1972 movie, “Paper Moon,” with 10-year old Tatum O’Neal winning the Oscar for her performance.  It is the place to stay if you are visiting Lucas, Kansas and the Garden of Eden, the Grassroots Art CenterFlorence Deeble’s Rock Garden and Erika Nelson’s World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things.


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