Part of GreenTown's mission as a nonprofit is to provide educational opportunities to interested individuals. As word got out about Greensburg's intention to rebuild as a model green community, people from around the world started making their way to Kansas, fascinated by this small town's resolve to make its mark. We began receiving inquiries about tours and formally hosted our first large group the fall after the tornado. This aspect of our work has evolved into a significant part of the local eco-tourism industry, whereby visitors can directly learn about the Green Initiative through observing Greensburg's sustainable building techniques, materials and practices in action.
Many who come to town are curious about what it's like to live in Greensburg, and tourists have inquired about visiting the unique green homes built by residents. In response to this need, GreenTown launched the Chain of Eco-Homes project. In addition to offering information about the town's green rebuilding projects, we now offer an overnight experience in green living as well! The Silo Eco-Home, which opened its beautiful eco-lodging suite May 1, 2010, is the first in a series of eco-homes to be completed in the chain.
Our GreenTours, in conjunction with eco-lodging in our Chain of Eco-Homes, offer a unique tourism opportunity you won't be able to find anywhere else in the country!
We offer a number of tour options for visitors to Greensburg whether you are staying the night or just passing through. Please note that tour prices and offerings are subject to change. Contact us at 620-723-2790 for more information about scheduling a tour with us.
- Self guided: A member of the GreenTown Staff will start you off with an overview of the community as well as a tour through the Silo Eco-Home. You can then head out on your own and explore the community using a free copy of our new GreenTour Book. Feel free to stop back at Silo Home after you look around to ask any questions you may have.
- One and Two-hour: Led by a member of the GreenTown Staff, this tour will take you through the center of town and inside buildings of interest as access is available. Tours are offered by appointment only. Cost: $5 per person per hour.
- Custom: Tours are available for specialty and large groups by reservation only. Tour prices may increase depending upon requests.
**Tours available in Spanish upon request and availability of tour guide**
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Download a Map of Greensburg!
Download the most current map of Greensburg available by clicking on the image above. See where all the new sustainable buildings are located, along with many other projects and developments in the city. Head to our Download Resource page for more information and resources.
Learn more about eco-lodging in our Bed & Breakfast suite here.