Around the Block: Amelia Earhart's Birthplace and Atchison, Kansas

Amelia Earhart Home - Atchison, Kansas
Amelia Earhart Home - Atchison, Kansas


Just across the Missouri River from Kansas City International Airport lies Atchison, Kansas. Once a major rail hub in the days of western expansion, Atchison is now best known as the birthplace and childhood home of Amelia Earhart.

The world-famous pilot who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while attempting the first flight around the world reached celebrity status because of her pioneering adventures.

A visit to her birthplace and other sites that honor her accomplishments just might fuel a few dreams for the young women of a new generation.