Downtown McPherson is the site of a mural collection funded by the McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau. Each mural depicts a historical feature unique to the community and can be viewed during a self-guided walking or driving tour. Learn more about McPherson when viewing these works of art. Other outdoor paintings of interest include the Easy Rider at 304 N. Maple and the restored Coca-Cola advertisement on the McPherson Opera House at 219 N. Main.
Globe Refiners Mural
Ash Street & Kansas Avenue The first-ever USA Olympic basketball team included six members from McPherson. The Globe Refiners won the first gold medal in their sport at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Their victory was the beginning of long-time basketball traditions in McPherson.
All Schools Day Mural
123 S. Main Street The mural commemorates the 100th anniversary of All Schools Day, a local holiday honoring education throughout McPherson County. The event is is the longest running celebration of its kinds in the United States.
Maxwell Wildlife Refuge Mural
Sutherland & Main Streets "Bison" was painted on site by local artist Matthew Richter in 2013. The mural highlights the Kansas prairie, native animals and summer skies found at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge in nearby Canton, Kansas.
Veterans Memorial Mural
401 N. Main Street Located on the American Legion building, the mural honors McPherson County veterans from the Civil War to the present and serves as a reminder about the sacrifices made by all military personnel.
Automotive Restoration Technology Mural
Euclid & Main Streets McPherson College is the only college in the United States offering a four-year degree in Automotive Restoration Technology. The mural provides a historical overview of the program, which is recognized internationally.
Central Christian College Mural
Euclid & Main Streets The Kansas shaped canvas highlights the liberal arts setting at Central Christian College of Kansas where faculty and staff advocate personal growth in the areas of body, heart, mind and soul.