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September 14, 2023

Families invited to participate in Family Day on September 23 at Pittsburg State

Pittsburg State University will hold Family Day, a tradition since 1993, on Sept. 23, with a day of activities for Gorillas of all ages culminating in a football game at…
September 14, 2023

Fall ArtWalk in Downtown Pittsburg: September 29

From the Pittsburg Arts Council Pittsburg Arts Council presents Fall ArtWalk 2023 The Pittsburg Arts Council is thrilled to announce our biannual flagship event: Pittsburg ArtWalk! Mark your calendars for Friday, September…
September 12, 2023

PSU international students plan 2nd Annual Global Fest International Night Market: September 29

The Global Fest International Night Market is a fun and interactive way to explore the many regions of the world in a lively open-air market atmosphere. The inaugural Global Fest…
September 11, 2023

Music festival and overland rally return to Big Brutus: September 29-30

This is not your normal concert experience. For the third year, Big Brutus will be the site of a music festival and overland rally. To be held September 29-30, 2023,…

Pitt State Theatre announces 2023-24 season 

From "Animal Farm" presented by Pitt State Theatre in April 2023. Pitt State Theatre, a…

Pumpkin Patches

Three pumpkin patches each offer something different for visitors to Crawford County in Southeast Kansas:…

Musical artists from around the world plan concerts at Pitt State

Musical artists from around the world are heading to Pittsburg this year as part of…

Art exhibits open in PSU galleries

Two art exhibits have opened in galleries in Porter Hall, home to the Art Department…

Tickets on sale now for Broadway shows coming to the Bicknell Center: Annie, STOMP, Damn Tall Buildings

Tickets sales for two popular national acts making a stop in Pittsburg, Kansas this season will begin on Friday, Aug. 18, at…

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What We're Known For

Gorilla Capital of the World

Gorilla Capital of the World

the only collegiate gorilla mascot

Our Story

Our Story

coal, troublemakers & fried chicken

Unique habitat for outdoor recreation

Unique habitat for outdoor recreation

birding, fishing, gravel biking, hunting, kayaking & photography

Big Brutus

Big Brutus

world's largest remaining electric shovel

The Amazon Army

The Amazon Army

women's march made national headlines

Home to six of the oldest chicken houses in Kansas

Home to six of the oldest chicken houses in Kansas

Area known for fried chicken since the 1930's

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117 W 4th St
PO Box 1115
Pittsburg, KS 66762

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