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World's Black Squirrel Capital

10th & Oak, Marysville, Kansas 66508 USA

“AKA Black Squirrel City”

Be on the lookout when driving around town, for the black squirrel has the right-of-way on all streets, alleys and railroad crossings.  The fine is $25 for harming one!  How did black squirrels come to be in Marysville?  The most likely explanation involves a traveling carnival that passed through town in the 1920s.  Among the carnival exhibits was a cage of black squirrels.  One night a child opened the cage and the squirrels escaped.  Whatever the reason for their presence in Marysville, residents and passersby seem to love them. On August 28, 1972 the governing body of the City of Marysville passsed legislation protecting the black squirrel and making it the official town mascot.  It has the freedom to trespass on all city property, immunity from traffic regulations and the first pick of all black walnuts growing within the city. The best place to find black squirrels is in the City Park, which is 3 block south of the U.S. 36 & 77 junction.

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Reviewed by
MichaelStoneking

  • 6 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
September 09, 2016
Rated 5.0

This place is alot of fun. The park and walnut street are good places to find black squirrels.

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Reviewed by
dianashi

  • 2 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
May 21, 2015
Rated 3.0

We went there on a quiet Sunday afternoon and saw two black squirrels.. A little underwhelming but hey if you have never seen one, go there! People who we had encountered were all very friendly and helpful. They all recommended the park for potential black squirrel hangout. It's near the high school.

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World's Black Squirrel Capital

10th & Oak
Marysville, Kansas
66508 USA

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