Friday, September 30, 2016
We stayed in Chanute on Friday night because we were planning to go to the Biblesta in Humboldt the next morning. We had gone through the city on our trip to Iola back in July, and we had decided to stay in downtown Chanute the next time we were in the area if at all possible.
We had dinner at Little China restaurant downtown. It was fine, but no match for our beloved China Pavilion in Topeka. There was a fair variety of food, prepared pretty well, and the staff was very friendly.
We stayed at The Nest, a nice hotel downtown. It used to be called the Tioga Hotel, and this building has been a fixture in downtown Chanute for nearly a century. The lobby smelled a bit like smoke, but the room was clean and well-maintained (though very small!).
We also visited the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, which is housed along with the Chanute Public Library in a beautiful old railway station.