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Complete list of all KANSAS towns (43)


..........ABILENE
..........ALMA
..........ATCHISON
..........BALDWIN
..........BAXTER SPRINGS
..........CASSODAY
..........CHANUTE
..........COFFEYVILLE
..........COTTONWOOD FALLS
..........COUNCIL GROVE
..........EMPORIA
..........ESKRIDGE
..........FLORENCE
..........FORT RILEY
..........FORT SCOTT
..........FULTON
..........GARNETT
..........HANOVER
..........HIAWATHA
..........HIGHLAND
..........HORTON
..........HUMBOLDT
..........IOLA
..........JUNCTION CITY
..........LANSING
..........LAWRENCE
..........LEAVENWORTH
..........LECOMPTON
..........MANHATTAN
..........MARYSVILLE
..........MAYETTA
..........MELVERN
..........OSAWATOMIE
..........OSKALOOSA
..........OTTAWA
..........OZAWKIE
..........PAXICO
..........PLEASANTON
..........SENECA
..........TOPEKA
..........VASSER
..........WAMEGO
..........WEST MINERAL
..........YATES CENTER
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ABILENE    
Abilene Library Doll Collection    434
209 W. 4th
Abilene, KS
785-263-3082
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Mon-Tues-Wed, 9:30am-6pm Thurs, 4pm-7pm; Fri, 9:30am-4pm; Closed Sunday

Mamie Eisenhower, W.P.A. and foreign doll collection.

ABLIENE & SMOKY VALLEY RAILROAD ASSCO.    435  
Next to Greyhound Hall of Fame
Abilene, KS
785-263-1077
Call for current rates HOURS: (May, September and October) Sat, 10am & 2pm; Sun, 2pm & 4pm (Memorial Day-Labor Day) Tues-Fri, 10am &2pm Saturday, 10am & 2pm; Sunday, 2pm & 4pm

Eighteen-mile excursion train rides in season. Features 100-year-old wooden coach/diner and other equipment. For Dinner Train reservations, private charters and other special events call or 1-888-426-6687

AMERICAN INDIAN ART CENTER    436  
206 S. Buckeye Abilene, KS
785-263-0090
HOURS: Daily 10am-5pm; Closed Major Holidays

Enter into Kansas' only totally Native American produced art gallery and gift shop. View and purchase fine art created by 90 Native Americans from 30 different tribes of Kansas.

ANTIQUE DOLL MUSEUM    437
1709 N. Buckeye
Abilene, KS
785-263-1883
ADMISSION: Charged
HOURS: Tours by appointment only

A fine collection of bisque, china, wooden and tin dolls on display. Tours by appointment only.

BOW STUDIO AND GALLERY     438  
921 S. Buckeye
Abilene, KS
785-263-7166
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: 10am-7pm Daily

See artists Bob and Inga Bow work making ceramic tiles, sculptures and fountains. Kansas wheat and wildflowers are used to create unique designs in clay tiles and plates. Each handmade piece is an original made out of local clays deposited when Kansas was part of the Great Island Sea over 96 million years ago.

C. W. PARKER CAROUSEL    439  
412 S. Campbell Abilene, KS
913-263-2681
ADMISSION: Charged
HOURS: (Memorial Day - Labor Day) Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm (Labor Day to Memorial Day) Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm

Complete hand carved working carousel manufactured in Abilene at the turn of century by C. W. Parker Amusement Co. Available for rides.

DICKINSON CO. HISTORICAL MUSEUM    440  
412 S. Campbell
Abilene, KS
785-263-2681
ADMISSION: Charged
HOURS: (Memorial Day to Labor Day) Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm (Labor Day to Memorial Day) Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm

Museum depicts life on the plains during the American pioneer movement & westward expansion periods. Exhibits include Indians, pioneers, railroad, agriculture, Victorian and cow town eras.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER LIBRARY MUSEUM, THE    441  
200 Southeast Fourth Street
Abilene, KS
785-263-4751 or 1-877-RING IKE
ADMISSION: Small fee is charged HOUR: Daily. Library Exhibit: 9am-4:45pm for the museum only Chapel: Dawn to Dusk; Home: 9am-4:45pm Museum and Visitors Center: 9am-4:45pm (From Memorial Day until mid-August, the Museum and Visitors Center are open from 8am-5:45pm) Closed Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1

The Eisenhower family home is at the center of the complex. The Museum, depicts President Eisenhower's life and career from his early childhood through his two terms in office as Chief Executive. Five major galleries include exhibits ranging from presidential gifts from the world's heads of state to highlights of Mamie Eisenhower as First Lady to the simple artifacts of everyday life. The Place of Meditation is the final resting place of the President, his wife and their first-born son, Doud Dwight Eisenhower. The Presidential Library preserves papers, audiovisual materials, and other historical items relating to President Eisenhower. The Library's research facilities have been utilized by scholars from all 50 states and many foreign countries.

GREYHOUND HALL OF FAME    442  
407 S. Buckeye
Abilene, KS
785-263-3000
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Daily 9am-5pm; Closed Major Holidays

Greyhound history, dating back to 5,000 B.C., famous racing greyhounds enshrined in Hall of Fame. Movie, miniature race track & "Duchess" retired racing greyhound.

KIRBY HOUSE    443  
205 NE 3rd at Kirby Avenue
Abilene, KS
785-263-7336

Restored Kirby mansion, built in 1885. Lunch and dinner served daily in eight dining rooms. Plan to eat here when you visit Abilene, I always do.

LEBOLD VAHSHOLTZ MANSION    444  
W. First at Vine
Abilene, KS
785-263-4356
ADMISSION: Charged
HOURS: Guided tours by appointment

Twenty-three room Victorian mansion built in 1880 by C.H. Lebold, early Abilene banker and entrepreneur. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

MUSEUM OF INDEPENDENT TELEPHONY    445  
412 S. Campbell
Abilene, KS
785-263-2681

The Museum of Independent Telephony tells the story of C.L. Brown, whose independent Brown Telephone Company of Abilene, Kansas, grew to become the telecommunications company known today as Sprint. Showcased artifacts cover 140 years of telephone technology, including a collection of America's earliest telephones on permanent loan from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

OLD ABILENE TOWN & MUSEUM    446  
S.E. 6th at Buckeye
Abilene, KS
785-263-4194
Donations HOURS: Early Spring to Late Fall (depends upon weather) please call

Recreation of Texas Street in cow town Abilene, Can-can girls, gunfights & stage coach rides. Weekends Memorial Day to Labor Day. Museum & shops.

RUSSELL STOVER FACTORY OUTLET     447  
1993 Caramel Blvd.
Abilene, KS
785-263-0463
HOURS: Outlet Store Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm; Sun Noon-5pm Demonstration Kitchen Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun 1pm-4pm

10,000-square-foot factory outlet store & candy-making demonstration kitchen.

SEELYE MANSION AND MUSEUM    448  
1104 N. Buckeye
Abilene, KS
785-263-1084
ADMISSION: Adults $10 TOURS: Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sunday 1pm Ages (6-12) $5; Group rates

Tour includes Mansion, gardens, and museum. The Seelye Mansion is one of the finest homes in Kansas. A New York architect designed the new home in Georgian style for Dr. and Mrs. A.B. Seelye in 1904. It was built in 1905 at a cost of $55,000. The mansion contains the original furniture and Edison light fixtures. You will tour 25 rooms, including eleven bedrooms, ballroom, bowling alley, and kitchen areas. Special items of interest are the beautiful dining room, music room with gold French furniture and Steinway Grand piano, library, and Tiffany-designed fireplace in the grand hall. The Patent Medicine Museum contains many artifacts of the A.B. Seelye Medical Company. Founded in 1890, more than 100 products were sold over a 14-state area. Best known cure-alls included Wasa-Tusa, Fro-zona and Ner-vena. An important part of touring the Seelye Mansion is enjoying the beautiful yard and gardens that surround the historic home. The patio and fish pond have been restored using 1905 landscape drawings.

VINTAGE FASHION MUSEUM    449  
212 N. Bdwy
Abilene, KS
785-263-7797
ADMISSION: Adult $3

HOURS: Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun 1pm-4pm 12 & under Free Self Guided Tour. Bringing fashion history alive, featuring garments worn by pioneers from 1860 to 1970's

ALMA  

WABAUNSEE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM     450  
227 Missouri St. (3 miles off I-70 on Hwy 99)
ADMISSION: Free
Alma, KS
Contributions excepted

One of the most popular museum's in this region is tucked away in the small community of fewer than 900 people. The Wabaunsee County Historical Museum is run by the county historical society. People who stop in are just amazed at the spacious rooms and display cases that contain artifacts.
The museum showcases the history of Wabauns PP County and includes memorabilia from the Civil War, World War I and 11. The museum has received numerous clothing donations, so mannequins model a variety of period outfits.

ATCHISON  

AMELIA EARHART BIRTHPLACE    451  
223 North Terrace
Atchison, KS
913-367-4217
ADMISSION: Adult $2
HOURS: May-September Children .50¢
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday, 1pm-4pm
By Appointment the rest of the year

The world's most renowned female pilot Amelia Earhart, was born in the southwest bedroom on the second floor of this home in 1897. Memorabilia, photographs, newspaper clips and personal items of Atchison's famous pilot are on display.

ATCHISON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM    452  
200 S. 10th Street
Atchison, KS
913-367-6238
ADMISSION: Donations
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday, Noon-4pm

Located in the Santa Fe Depot, this museum traces the history of Atchison County. Exhibits highlight Atchison's transition from a bend in the Missouri river to a steamboat center to an outfitting point for the wagon trains and finally to the birthplace of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad.

ATCHISON RAIL MUSEUM, THE    453  
200 South 10th Street
Atchison, KS
913-3676454
ADMISSION: Donations
SEASON: May-September
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday, Noon-5pm; Any other time by appointment only.

Equipment on display includes Santa Fe #811, and 1902 Baldwin 2-8-0 Steam Engine, vintage box cars, snow plow, flat cars, tank cars and caboose. There are several stainless steel 1940 era passenger cars, railway post office and baggage cars. Children and adults alike will enjoy a ride on the museums 12 Gauge Railroad featuring a miniature live steam engine. Round trip fare is 50¢.

ATCHISON TROLLEY    454  
200 S. 10th Street
Atchison, KS
913-367-2427 or 800-234-1854
HOURS: May ,Aug, Sept, Oct, Friday-Sunday
June-July, Wednesday-Sunday

The Atchison Trolley offers a fun way to discover the charms of Atchison during an hour-long tour past the city's main points of interest. A friendly and knowledgeable driver provides a narrative on the history of Atchison and many of the city's 18 sites on the National Register of Historic Places.

EVAH C. CRAY HOME MUSEUM    455  
805 N. 5th Street
Atchison, KS
913-367-3046
ADMISSION: Adult $2
HOURS: March-April, Children under 12 $1.50
Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm Seniors $1.50 Sat-Sun, 1pm-4pm
(May-October) Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm Sun, 1pm-4pm
(Jan-Feb) Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun, 1pm-4pm

Experience a delightful passage through time in an 1880's 3-story Victorian mansion, furnished with fine antiques and period furniture. Scottish-style castle tower architecture, handcrafted interiors, stained glass and special exhibits.

FRESCO MURALS BY JEAN CHARLOT 1898-1979    456  
Benedictine College
1000 North 2nd Street
Atchison, KS
913-367-5340
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: 7am-7pm

In the Abby Church at Benedictine College you can see one very large and two small Fresco murals. This special art form is not common and is very special. A self guided tour booklet at the entrance of the church will help you through the tour.

INTERNATIONAL FOREST OF FRIENDSHIP    457  
Warnock Lake
Atchison, KS
913-367-2427
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Always open

The only living , growing memorial to the history of aviation and aerospace. The forest is located on a sloping, lush hillside with a winding sidewalk that threads its way among over 80 trees from 50 states and 35 foreign countries. The forest boasts a full-length statue of Amelia Earhart. Among the special trees are one from George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, a Moon tree grown from seeds taken to the moon on Apollo 14, a tree from Earhart's grandfather's farm and the American Bicentennial spruce.

UCHNIC GALLERY    458
704 North 4th Street
Atchison, KS
913-367-4278
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Wednesday, 10am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday, 1pm-5pm and by appointment

An elegant 19th Century Victorian Home with outstanding architectural features. The interior is a handcrafted masterpiece, especially the handsome parquet floors of walnut, mahogany and oak. The home is furnished in lavish period furnishings. The gallery has monthly art exhibits.

SANTA FE DEPOT HISTORICAL MUSEUM    459
200 S. 10th
Atchison, KS
913-367-6454
ADMISSION: Suggested donation
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Adults $1
Saturday, 10am-4pm Seniors and Children 50¢
Sunday, Noon-4pm, Closed Major Holidays

A historical museum with permanent and changing exhibits featuring railroad memorabilia, personal possessions of Amelia Earhart, photographs and news clippings, a large gun collection and Indian artifacts. Also artifacts pertaining to early Atchison business and history.

THEATRE ATCHISON    460  
401 Santa Fe
Atchison, KS
913-367-1647
ADMISSION: $5-$7
HOURS: Friday and Saturday, 8pm Season tickets $29
Sunday, Matinee 2pm
Performance dates vary

Theatre Atchison celebrating its 13th season, will perform four plays and a summer musical in its 220 seat semi-circular theatre. Performances range from mystery to musical comedy. A showcase of local talent plus national touring companies.

BALDWIN    

KIBBEE CABIN    461  
Fifth Street & Elm
Baldwin City, KS
785-594-6809
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Year around,
Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm
Closed Sat, Sun and Major Holidays

The Kibbee log cabin is a reproduction of the cabin in which a group of Methodist ministers met to form Baker University in 1857, four years before Kansas statehood. It was on this site July 9, 1854 where the first sermon in Kansas was preached to white settlers. The floor and some of the furnishings are from the original cabin.

MIDLAND HISTORICAL RAILROAD    462  
15th & High
Baldwin City, KS
913-371-3410
ADMISSION: Adults $8
SEASON: Last weekend in May Children (4-12) $4
through last weekend in October Group Fares available
HOURS: Sat, Sun, and Holidays 11:30am
1:30pm and 3:30pm Train Departures
Thursdays, 10:30 only
Depot Museum hours 11am-4pm, Free admission

The Midland Railway train makes a 7+ mile trip to "Nowhere" traveling through scenic Eastern Kansas rolling farmland and woods using early-1900's coaches. Your train ride begins from a Santa Fe Depot built in 1906 and is the only remaining depot of Kansas' first railroad south of the Kaw. It welcomed both President William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt when they visited Baldwin in 1911 and 1912.

OLD CASTLE MUSEUM    463  
Fifth Street & Elm
Baldwin City, KS
785-594-6809
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Year-round
Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm
Closed Saturday-Sunday and major holidays

Old Castle Museum is packed with uncommon history. The first home of Baker University, Old Castle was built in 1857 and could be seen for miles by pioneers traveling the Santa Fe Trail. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum features artifacts of native Americans and early pioneers. The museum has a working antique hot-lead printing shop.

PALMYRA POST OFFICE & BLOOD'S GROCERY    464
Fifth Street & Elm
Baldwin City, KS
785-594-6809
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Year-round
Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm
Closed Saturday-Sunday and major holidays

The Palmyra Post Office and Blood's Grocery opened in 1857 and closed in 1862. During its brief life, it served travelers on the Santa Fe Trail and the pioneer community of Palmyra, forerunner of Baldwin City. Many of the original trappings of the post office and other artifacts are on display.

QUAYLE BIBLE COLLECTION, THE    465  
Collins Library at Baker University
Baldwin City, KS
785-594-8414
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 10am-4:30pm
Best to call and make an appointment .

The Quayle Bible Collection is an outstanding gathering of bibles and other sacred and secular materials. Items range in age from 2000 BC to the present. Over 900 works are in the collection. The presidential bible collection begins with the autographed bible of Truman. A page from the Gutenberg Bible, the first book printed from movable type, is on permanent display as are clay tablets from the city of Ur. Bishop Quayle is a distant relative of Dan Quayle.

BAXTER SPRINGS    

BAXTER SPRINGS HISTORICAL MUSEUM    466  
Eighth & East Ave
Baxter Springs, KS
HOURS: April-Nov, Tues-Sat, 10:30am-4:30pm;
Sun , 1pm-4:30pm; Nov-March, Sat-Sun only

Thirteen thousand sq. ft. of historical exhibits includes a 1930" Brick Street with Shops, Early Days Lincoln School Room, American Wars Exhibit, Turn of the Century Furnished Farm House and Barn, Area Indian Culture, 1926 American LaFrance Fire truck and Civil War Memorabilia.

LITTLE LEAGUE MUSEUM    467  
14th and Grant Ave.
Baxter Springs, KS
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri, 4:30-10pm

The museum displays many awards and memorabilia of local sports heroes such as Mickey Mantle and Hale Irwin and other stars such as Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Bill Russell and others.

CASSODAY  

CASSODAY MUSEUM    468  
Highway 177
Cassoday, KS
316-735-4286
HOURS: Call for appointment

The museum is housed in the original Santa Fe Depot, which was the scene of the loading and unloading of a million cattle during the days when cattle were shipped by rail. Many cowboys spent nights in the depot resting and waiting for the carload of cattle. Artifacts from those days, plus numerous other items from Cassoday's history are on display here.

CHANUTE    

CHANUTE ART GALLERY, THE    469  
Hwy 39 & Lincoln
Chanute, KS
316-431-7807
HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm

Unique for a small town, the Chanute Art Gallery includes over 1500 sq. ft. of exhibit area, a classroom, and library. A gift shop features Original Paintings and Sculptures and Children's items. The Gallery houses a Permanent Core Collection of over 500 works of art which includes 25 mediums, representing 125 artists. Special Exhibits Change Every Month.

MARTIN & OSA JOHNSON SAFARI MUSEUM, THE    470  
111 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chanute, KS
316-431-2730
ADMISSION CHARGED
HOURS: Daily 10am-5pm
Closed Major Holidays

Located in the beautifully renovated Santa Fe train depot. The museum's Johnson Exhibition tells the adventurous life story of Martin and Osa, highlighting their safaris and lasting contributions to documentary film making and wildlife research. Photographs, maps, native artifacts, a recreated safari camp and personal memorabilia, ranging from Osa's Vaudeville dress to Martin's cameras, illustrate their travels.

COFFEYVILLE    

DALTON DEFENDERS MUSEUM    471  
113 E. 8th Street
Coffeyville, KS
316-251-2550
ADMISSION: Adult: $3
HOURS: Memorial Day-Labor, Daily 9am-7pm Children (13-18) $2
Rest of the year 9am-5pm; Closed Christmas under 12 Free with adult

The museum has a collection of items of the early days of the Coffeyville area. Separate rooms for Dalton Raid mementos (including recently released court records of the Emmett Dalton trial), Wendell Wilkie mementos ( Wilkie lived and taught school in Coffeyville) and Walter Johnson mementos.

BROWN MANSION    472  
2019 Walnut Street
Coffeyville, KS
316-251-2550
ADMISSION: Adult: $4
HOURS: Memorial Day-Labor, 9am-5pm every day Children (13-18) $2
Spring and Fall: 1pm-5pm every day under 12 Free with adult
Closed December-March

Completed in 1904, the three-story 16-room Mansion was built at a wholesale cost of $125,000. The main floor includes a living room (called the "hall"), parlor, music room, library, conservatory, dining room, billiard room, entry, kitchen, and maid's quarters. Five bedrooms and three full baths are on the second floor. The entire third floor is a ballroom which at times served as a schoolroom and gymnasium for Brown's son. A full basement houses the butler's quarters, the laundry, heating system, walk-in ice box, wine cellar, and other storage rooms.
Don't miss this one if you are in Coffeyville.

STATELINE SPEEDWAY    473  
Coffeyville. KS
316-251-5200
Friday Racing
1/4 mi Clay High Banked Oval Track

Ltd Late Model; Factories; Pures & Mini-stocks - Directions: South on US 169 to Kansas/Oklahoma State Line- West 2 1/4 miles

COTTONWOOD FALLS  

CHASE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY    474  
301 Broadway
Cottonwood Falls, KS
316-273-8500
ADMISSIONS: Free Donations appreciated
HOURS: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm; Sat, 10-am-5pm
Sunday and Holidays, 1pm-5pm

The museum is in a building constructed of native stone in 1882 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Two floors of exhibits contain an old school room, "The Old Barn" showing equipment used by farmers and ranchers in days gone by, display of kitchen tools and much more. Outside in back is a display containing a chuck-wagon used by one of the local ranches and a stone burr mill, once used to grind grain into flour.

RONIGER MEMORIAL MUSEUM    475  
Cottonwood Falls, KS
ADMISSION: Free

Built by Frank and George Roniger to house the Roniger collection of Indian artifacts and Chase County historical articles. Sought by the Smithsonian Institute, the Ronigers elected to keep the relics in Cottonwood. This group of Indian relics is one of the best anywhere.

CHASE COUNTY COURTHOUSE    476  
Cottonwood Falls, KS
316-273-6493
TOURS: Weekdays, 8am-5pm
Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun and Holidays, 1pm-5pm

The picturesque Chase County Courthouse, the oldest in use in Kansas today, was built during 1871-1873 in the Renaissance style of the Louis XIII period. The 113-feet high, three story structure is of native limestone with mansard roof, cupola, basement, walnut staircase and balustrade. The structure is keep in excellent repair.

COUNCIL GROVE    

COUNCIL GROVE LAKE    477  
1.5 miles northwest of Council Grove
Council Grove, KS
316-767-5195

Excellent opportunities for hunting and fishing are available at Council Grove Lake. Principal sport fish species include white crappie, walleye, channel catfish, flathead catfish, white bass, largemouth bass, and various sunfish. Area offers picnicking and camping sites, swimming beaches, boat launching ramps, water wells, sanitary facilities, fireplaces, and shelters.

KAW MISSION HISTORIC SITE    478  
500 North Mission
Council Grove, KS
316-767-5410
ADMISSION: Adult $2
Hours: Tue-Sat, 10 am-5 pm; Sun, 1pm-5 pm
Closed on state holidays.
Guided tours by appointment, museum store.

Located on the Santa Fe Trail in present-day Council Grove, the mission and school building were completed in 1851. Built of native stone, the two-story building contained eight rooms and was designed to accommodate 50 students. Now a national Methodist Church landmark, Kaw Mission State Historic Site features the history of the Kansas Indians, Santa Fe Trail, and early days of Council Grove.

Z-BAR / SPRINGY HILL RANCH     479
Located 16 miles south of Council Grove on US 177
Council Grove, KS
316-273-8494

"A Prairie Paradise" At this ranch you will see the spectacular residence of Stephen F. Jones, a late 19th Century cattle baron. The impressive display of hand-cut native limestone buildings includes the mansion and the massive three-story barn. On a nearby hilltop sets the Lower Fox Creek School, a one room schoolhouse. A spring on the hillside provided water to the house. This ranch is under the care of the National Park Trust. For tours and information contact: Tallgrass Prairie National Park Trust.

EMPORIA    

COOKIE JAR HEAVEN    480
121 Mechanic
Emporia, KS
316-343-1009 or 343-8040
DONATIONS ACCEPTED
HOURS: Wed, Fri-Sat, 3pm-8pm or by appointment

John and Charlotte Smith's collections of over 1800 cookie jars and over 300 buttonhooks are located in a home near downtown. Browsing through the rooms may bring back memories of Grandma's kitchen. Jars are not for sale, but you're invited to wander through and enjoy.

COMMUNITY THEATRE OF EMPORIA    481  
618 Mechanic
Emporia, KS
316-343-6473
HOURS: Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm, or by appointment

The Community Theatre of Emporia regularly presents an entertaining season of theatre events produced by local enthusiasts, both amateur and professional. If you're lucky enough to be in town for a CTE production, you're lucky indeed! Check the Calendar of Events to see what the Arts Council is offering during your visit.


EMPORIA GAZETTE & MUSEUM    482
517 Merchant
Emporia, KS
613-342-4800
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
weekends by appointment

On display are a Linotype machine and a hand-fed printing press as well as drawers full of type and samples of old comics. Visitors may browse at their leisure. Exhibits are labeled and described in signs around the museum.

EMPORIA ZOO    483  
Soden Road and S. Commercial St.
Emporia, KS
613-342-6558
DONATIONS ACCEPTED
HOURS: Mon-Fri , Walk-through: Daily 10 am-4:30pm
Drive-thru daily, daylight-dusk

The Emporia Zoo was founded in 1934 and today is the smallest accredited zoo in the country. Nearly 400 specimens of birds, mammals and reptiles representing more than 80 species are housed in the zoo's natural habitat exhibits.

GEOLOGY MUSEUM    484
Cram Hall ESU campus
Emporia, KS
316-341-5301
ADMISSION: Free HOURS: Mon-Fri, 9 am-9 pm

The Geology Museum offers more than 50 geologic displays, predominantly from Kansas, to help you appreciate the physical history of the prairie landscape. Included among the displays are the Hamilton Quarry Fossil Assemblage, the Tri-State Mining Display, the Hawkins and Calkins Indian Artifact Collections, and a petrified tree stump.

JOHNSON GEOLOGY MUSEUM    485
Cramer Hall, Emporia State University
Emporia, KS
613-341-5330
HOURS: Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm

LYON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM    486
118 E. 6th Ave.
Emporia, KS
613-342-0933
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm and by appointment

A research center is located on the lower level. It houses one of the state's largest county collections of letters, diaries, local newspapers and other primary
research material which date from Lyon County's early settlement to the present.

NATIONAL TEACHERS HALL OF FAME    487  
1320 C of E Drive Emporia, KS
800-968-3224 or 316-341-5660
DONATIONS EXCEPTED HOURS: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm and by appointment

There is only one National Teachers Hall of Fame and it's in Emporia, Kansas! Proudly recognizing and honoring K-12 teachers past, present, and future. The educational visitors center includes tributes to some of the best teachers in America and galleries with cultural and artistic exhibits of general interest

NORMAN R. EPPINK ART GALLERY    488
King Hall ESU campus
Emporia, KS
316-341-5246
ADMISSION: Free HOURS: Mon-Fri, 9am-9 pm, some weekends

Stimulating art exhibitions featuring work in many media are scheduled in the Eppink Art Gallery throughout the year. A variety of exhibitions from the university art collection, guest artists, art associations, galleries, and museums are displayed.

ONE-ROOM SCHOOL MUSEUM    489
18th and Merchant ESU campus
Emporia, KS
316-341-5301
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Admission by appointment Call Butcher School,

This authentic 1800's one-room rural schoolhouse is a symbol of the educational history of Emporia. The inside of the schoolhouse is decorated with period furniture and equipment, depicting a typical setting in 1895. Originally located near Marion, Kansas, this building was moved to campus and restored in the early 1970's.

PETERSON PLANETARIUM    490  
Cram Hall ESU campus
Emporia, KS
316-341-5472
ADMISSION: Free HOURS: Call for hours

The Peterson Planetarium provides an exciting visual experience, displaying a graphic presentation of many astronomical concepts and principles. Special lectures are scheduled throughout the year.

RICHARD H. SCHMIDT NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM    491
Breukelman Science HaII ESU campus
Emporia, KS
316-341-5311
ADMISSION: Free HOURS: 8am to 5pm weekdays Schmidt Natural History Museum contains a fascinating collection of specimens of Kansas wildlife with an emphasis on birds and mammals.

WHITE LIBRARY SPECIAL COLLECTION    492
ESU campus Emporia, KS
316-341-5037
ADMISSION: Free HOURS: By appointment only

A number of special collections are housed in the William Allen White Library. The W.A. White Collection contains books, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs and other materials about the world famous editor of the Emporia Gazette. The Mary White Collection honors White's daughter, who was killed in 1921 at age 16. Mary's death inspired her father's famous editorial, "Mary White." The May Massee Collection honors the famous children's book editor; it includes books, manuscripts, and illustrations by famous children's artists and authors. The Dunning Antique Collection includes an 1880 organ, a Victorian armchair and other items.

ESKRIDGE  

LUDWIGSKOF WINERY    493
10 miles W. of Dover, KS
on Hwy #4 to mile marker 229.5
Eskridge, KS
913-449-2498
Hours: Wed-Sat, 10am- 5pm; Sun, Noon to 6pm
Season May thru October

Truly a European style family farm winery located in the beautiful Kansas Flint Hills. Specializing in fruit wines with Elderberry being a local favorite and excellent grape wine. Visit the nostalgic big red barn where the wine is
put to sleep in bond.

FLORENCE    

HARVEY HOUSE MUSEUM    494  
Third and Marion Streets
Florence, KS
316-878-4296
ADMISSION: Free
The Harvey Houses were established aIong the Santa Fe Railroad system by

Fred Harvey. In 1876 the first Harvey restaurant came into being in the railroads Topeka depot and office building. The restaurant became a success and from the profits Mr. Harvey purchased a hotel (Clifton House) in Florence. Here was the first Harvey House that offered sleeping accommodations. In Florence, Mr. Harvey maintained not only a formal dining room but bedrooms for his guests as well.

FORT RILEY  

FIRST TERRITORIAL CAPITOL    495  
Bldg. # 696 on K-18 (East Huebner Rd)
Fort Riley, KS
785-784-5535
Hours: Thurs-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun,1pm-5pm
Closed on state holidays.
Guided tours by appointment.

Free Staters called it the "bogus legislature" when in 1855 the first territorial delegation convened in the town of Pawnee. First Territorial Capitol State Historic Site, located at Fort Riley, focuses on the territorial period and Kansas statehood. Visitors also can explore the nature trail located on the site's 3'/2 acres along the Kansas River. Divided into two mile-long loops, the trail meanders through wooded areas and offers glimpses of a variety of flora and fauna.

SAINT MARY'S CHAPEL    496  
Bldg. #5, Barry Avenue
Fort Riley, KS
913-239-6727
ADMISSON: Free or Donation
HOURS: By Appointment

As the first stone church in Kansas, the original building was constructed by the Episcopalians in the mid1850's. During the War Between the States it was used as an arsenal, and later as a school. The chapel was extensively renovated in 1938 and rededicated as a Catholic Chapel.

U.S. CAVALRY MUSEUM    497  
Bldg. #205, on Custer Avenue
Fort Riley, KS
913-239-2743
Cost: Free or Donation
HOURS: Mon-Sat, 9am4:30pm
Sun 12:30pm-4:30pm; Closed during major holidays

Housed in the original hospital built in 1855, it has subsequently served as the post headquarters and the Cavalry School Headquarters. The museum exhibits depict the colorful history of the American mounted horse soldier from the Revolutionary War till Operation Desert Storm. Included in the Museum's collection are uniforms, weapons equipment and other memorabilia.

CUSTER HOUSE    498  
Bldg. #24 on Sheridan Avenue
Fort Riley, KS
913-2392743
ADMISSION: Free or Donation
TOURS: Memorial Day-Labor Day
Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun, 1pm-4pm

Constructed in 1855 of native limestone, the Custer House is the only surviving set of quarters from the Fort's earliest history and authentically depicts military life on the western frontier during the Indian Wars Period. It is believed that General and Mrs. Custer occupied either this or the sister-set of quarters (#21) while stationed here in 1866. Custer House is open to the public for visitation, and guided tours.

FIRST INFANTRY DIVISION MUSEUM    499  
Bldg. #207, Custer Avenue
Fort Riley, KS
913-239-2743
ADMISSION: Free or Donation
HOURS: Mon-Sat, 9am-4:30pm; Sun, Noon-4:30pm
Closed during major holidays.

Dedicated during the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the 1st Infantry Division in 1992, the 1917 to the present.

GRANDVIEW PLAZA    500
Wetzel's Log Cabin Church: Off I-70 at Exit 300
Fort Riley, KS
913-238-6007
ADMISSION: Free or Donation

This church was originally the home of C.F. Wetzel. The original cabin site was near here, and after restoration moved to the present site in Grandview Plaza. It was in this cabin that the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, the first Lutheran parish in the state, was organized in 1861. Hours: 24 hours

FORT RILEY AREA    501
Buffalo Corral: West Huebner Road
Fort Riley, KS
913-239-3032
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: 24 Hours

View the rare American Buffalo once numerous in the plains states. The buffalo are kept in a corral as a further reminder of the history of America's Great Plains. The U.S. Cavalry Museum and the Fort Riley Veterinary Activity maintain the herd of bison. The main corral is equipped with a large visitors viewing stand which allows bison to be viewed from a safe distance.

GEARY COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM    502  
6th d2 Adams Street
Fort Riley, KS
913-238-1666
ADMISSION: Free or Donation
HOURS: Tues-Sun, 1pm-4pm
Closed Monday and Major Holidays

The three-story native limestone building is a unique and magnificent example of the stonecutter's art and housed the first Junction City High School. The museum galleries feature changing and rotating exhibits which portray the Native American Indian period to present day.

FORT SCOTT    

CHENAULT MANSION    503  
820 S. National
Fort Scott, KS
316-223-6800
TOURS: Daily

The gracious home of the Edwin R. Chenault family where little has changed since 1887 is now a Bed & Breakfast. The elegant interior features curved glass windows; stained and leaded glass; ornate cherry, gum, ash and oak woodwork; pocket doors; and fireplaces. The home is furnished with antiques as well as a large china and glass collection which your hosts have accumulated over the years.

FORT SCOTT JUBILEE COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW    504
1 E. Third
Fort Scott, KS
785-883-20069 (Tickets)
HOURS: Saturday 7:30pm

The Fort Scott Jubilee, now in it's sixth year, is the HOTTEST country music show in the 4-state region. Every Saturday night at 7:30 the Jubilee HOT Band takes the stage, presenting an exciting and fun show for people of all ages. It's a different show every week, featuring some of the area's best entertainers.

FORT SCOTT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE    505  
Old Fort Blvd.
Fort Scott, KS
316-223-0310
ADMISSION: Adult $2 (17 or older)
HOURS: (Apr-Oct) Daily 8am-5pm or $4 per family
(Nov-Mar) 9am-5pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New years Day

Fort Scott National Historic Site Established to commemorate Fort Scott's role in the opening of the West, Bleeding Kansas, and the Civil War. This National Park Service site offers 20 historic structures, exhibits, an a book store.

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS    506  
231 E Wall
Fort Scott, KS
800-245-3678
FAIR: $3
HOURS: Mon-Fri, l0am-4pm; Sat-Sun 11am-4pm

Historic Trolley Tour: Enjoy a narrated trolley tour through the historic city of Ft. Scott. Tours (April-Dec) hourly beginning 10am-4pm. 7 days a week . Begin tour at Visitors Center, 231 E. Wall.

KEENEY TRAIN COLLECTION    507
Fort Scott, KS
316-223-0399
HOURS: Shown by appointment ADMISSION: Free
Lionel Model Electric Trains & Operating Layout ,Frisco Railroad Memorabilia.

LYONS' VICTORIAN MANSION    508  
742 S. National
Fort Scott, KS
316-223-3644
Tours by appointment

This landmark 1876 Victorian mansion is now a Bed & Breakfast. The parlors are trimmed in classical black walnut millwork. The wood trim has its original finish, a testimony of more than a century of loving care.

OLD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH    509
502 S. National
Fort Scott, KS
Genealogy Library
HOURS: Opened as scheduled

Dating from 1873, the Old Congregational Church is the only remaining single-steeple church. It is owned and was restored by the Historic Preservation Association. The Old Congregational Church also houses the Genealogy Library. Historical books and souvenirs are available in the "Heritage Shop."

RALPH RICHARDS MUSEUM    510  
117 S. Main
Fort Scott, KS
316-223-1557
ADMISSION: Adults $2
By appointment only Senior Citizens $1; Children - $.50
HOURS: April 1 - Dec 11
Mon-Fri, 12pm-4pm; Jan-March, By Appointment

Displays: Fort Scott History, Fully Furnished Victorian Apartment, Quilts & Wagon Wheel Weaving, Railroad Memorabilia, Western Insurance Co. Display, Eugene Ware Memorabilia, General Store Display, Dentist's Office, Music Room, Ralph Richards Law Office, Antique Tools and a Original picture from the Lincoln funeral train.

FULTON  

ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH BUILDING    511
102 North 8th
Fulton, KS
316-857-4120 or 316-857-4125
HOURS: Wed-Sun, 1pm-4:30 pm

Historic St. Patrick's Church Building was built in 1892 by the predominantly Irish population of the area. Operated by St. Patrick's Preservation Association and home to the Osage Historical Society.

GARNETT    
ANDERSON COUNTY MUSEUM    512
6th Avenue and US Highway 59 785-448-5881
Garnett, KS
HOURS: Open by appointment
Displays and memorabilia of early Anderson County.

HARRIS HOUSE    513  
405 West 4th Avenue
Garnett, KS
785-448-5881
HOURS: By appointment

Built in 1888 by Peter Brandt, the Victorian style house was donated to the Anderson County Historical Society by the Dr. C.B. Harris family. Refurbished in
1986.

SANTA FE DEPOT    514  
Main Street and 8th Avenue
Garnett, KS
HOURS: (Summer) 8am-10pm; (Winter) 8am-6pm

The depot was renovated in 1996 and serves as a resting place for trail users and tourist information center. Picnic facilities, rest rooms, concession area (vending machines), and trail lounge.

THE WALKER ART COLLECTION    515  
125 West 4th Avenue (Garnett Public Library)
Garnett, KS
HOURS: Mon-Tues and Thurs, 10am-8pm
Wed and Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat. 10am-4pm

In memory of his mother, Maynard Walker's donation is of mostly early twentieth century American paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, including works by John Steuart Curry, Edward Manet and Jean Baptiste Corot. The Mary Bridget McAuliffe Walker Art Collection is housed in the Dorothy Archer Room in the Garnett Public Library.

HANOVER  

HOLLENBERG STATION    516  
2889 23rd Street, One mile east of Hanover on K-243
Hanover, KS
785-337-2635
Hours: Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm
Closed on state holidays.
Guided tours by appointment, museum store, visitor center ADA accessible.

In 1863, during the brief exciting span of the Pony Express, Hollenberg Station served as a rest stop for horses and riders. Immigrant wagons and stagecoaches all paused here in passing along the Oregon-California Trail.

HIAWATHA    

BROWN COUNTY AGRICULTURE MUSEUM    517  
East Iowa Street
Hiawatha, KS
785-742-3702

Antique tractors and gas engines, Blacksmith and Woodworking shop, minia
ture farm model, buggies and antique cars and Windmill Lane with over forty windmills.

BROWN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM    518  
611 Utah Street
Hiawatha, KS
785-742-3330
ADMISSION CHARGED
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

Display of Antique Wedding Gowns, Victorian Furnishings and a Soda Fountain exhibit.

DAVIS MEMORIAL    519  
Mt. Hope Cemetery
785-742-7136
Hiawatha, KS

John M. Davis commissioned the Davis Memorial in Mount Hope Cemetery to perpetuate the memory of his wife. The memorial has become one of the best known tombs in the United States. The memorial includes eleven life-sized figures depicting John and Sarah Davis at various stages of their married life. Estimates of the cost of this marble and granite memorial run from $100,000 and up. The memorial has been featured on "Ripley's Believe It or Not" and in People magazine.

HIGHLAND  

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM    520  
Three miles east of Highland
Highland, KS
785-442-3304
Hours: Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm
Closed on state holidays.
Guided tours by appointment, museum store, ADA accessible.

Both the Iowa and Sac and Fox Indians were moved into the Missouri River area as a result of treaties in the early 1800's. The Presbyterian Mission, established in 1835, originally served the lowas, but by 1837, included both tribes in its efforts. A permanent building was completed in 1846 in present Doniphan County. Today, the former mission houses the Native American Heritage Museum State Historic Site.

HORTON    

GOLDEN EAGLE CASINO    521  
6 Miles west of Horton, KS on Hwy. K-20
Horton, KS
888-464-5825

Casino floor includes slots, blackjack, and roulette. Full buffet-style restaurant. Live entertainment includes nationally recognized entertainers. Call for performance schedule. Open 24 hours.

HUMBOLDT    

HUMBOLDT SPEEDWAY    522  
Humboldt, KS
316-473-3694
Friday Racing
1/4 mi Dirt Semi-Banked Oval Track
Modifieds, Streets, Pony Stock, Thumpers, Cruisers, Jr. Racers - Directions: I-35 Exit 183 south on US 169 approx 56 miles to Humboldt Exit. Turn west 1/4 mile. At the Speedway sign, go 1/2 south & then 1 mile east.

IOLA  

MAJOR GENERAL FREDERICK FUNSTON BOYHOOD HOME, THE    523  
14 South Washington Avenue
Iola, Kansas
316-365-3051
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Wed-Sat,1:30pm-4:30pm
May 1 to September 30

When the Funston family acquired it in 1867, the home was a simple three-room, story -and-a-half farmhouse. The home has been restored according to the Victorian decor typical of the 1880's and 1890's. Artifacts and furniture on display at the Funston Home include items that were originally at the homestead during Frederick Funston's boyhood, as well as items pertaining to Funston's explorations and military career. Group tours should be scheduled in advance by calling the Allen County Historical Society Museum Gallery: 316- 365-3051

OLD ALLEN COUNTY JAIL, THE    524  
207 N. Jefferson
Iola, KS
316-365-3051
ADMISSION: Free
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 1pm-4pm
May 1 through September 30.
Also by appointment.

Built of limestone, this two story structure opened in 1869, only 8 years after Kansas became a state. The prisoners were confined in cells on the bottom floor, while the second floor was used by the jailer and his family as living quarters. The Allen County Historical Society invites you to visit the Old Jail and Museum Gallery and explore the history of one of the original thirty-five counties of Kansas established in 1855. Next door to the Old Jail is the Museum Gallery.

JUNCTION CITY  

MILFORD FISH HATCHERY    525  
3115 Hatchery Dr.
Junction City, KS
785-238-5323
HOURS: (Mid-April to Mid-October) Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm
Sat-Sun, Noon-4pm

Milford produces millions of fish each year. Most of these are walleye, sauger and saugeye wiper and striped bass fry. Others include channel catfish intermediates (12 inches) channel and blue catfish fingerlings, and paddlefish intermediates (6-8 inches) Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

MILFORD LAKE    526  
4020 West K-57 Hwy
Junction City, KS
785-238-5714
User fees for park areas

The lake provides some of the best fishing in Kansas. Several state records have come from this lake. Marinas are located in West Rolling Hills Park and Milford State Park. Farnum Creek Park offers a group camping area that can be reserved. More than 23,000 acres of land are available for public hunting at Milford Lake.

MILFORD NATURE CENTER    527  
5 miles North on Hwy 77 From I-70
Junction City, KS
785-238-5323
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm
Sat-Sun, 2pm-4pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years

Explore this unique nature center for an adventure where more than 150 species of plants and animals are waiting to be discovered. The terrestrial diorama features the prairies, marshes, and woodlands of Kansas. More than 50 species of plants and animals are included.

GEARY COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM    528  
6th & Adams
Junction City, KS
785-238-1666
ADMISSION: Free or Donation
HOURS: Tues-Sun, 1pm-4pm
Closed Monday and all Major Holidays

The museum galleries feature changing and rotating exhibits which portray the Native American Indian period to present day.

PLAZA SPEEDWAY    529
Junction, City, KS
785-210-2275
Friday Racing
3/8 mi Dirt Semi-Banked Oval Track

Cruisers, Street Stocks, IMCA (not sanctioned) - Directions: I-70 to Marshall Army Air Field, exit 301 north, turn east on access road between I-70 and Air Field fence go approx. 1 mile, turn left on dirt road at backside of Air Field approx. 1/8 mile to track entrance

LANSING  

LANSING RAILROAD DEPOT MUSEUM    530
115 E. 115 Kansas Street
Lansing, KS
913-727-3233

Lansing is currently in the process of restoring an 1887 Santa Fe Depot as a museum and is located at 115 E. Kansas Street.

LAWRENCE    

CAMPANILE    531   
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
785-864-3835
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: By appointment Mon-Fri Guided: Yes
Wed and Sun evening after recitals
Length of tour: 30-45 minutes
Notice: 1 week
Max people in tour: 15, minimum 2

You are able to witness music being created by the 53 bells housed in this World War II Memorial tower. The music is heard throughout the University campus. Contact Bert Gerkin for tour.

CLINTON LAKE    532  
Clinton Pkwy & Highway 13
Lawrence, KS
785-843-7665
ADMISSION: $4.00 per
SEASON: Year around car (park entrance fee)

Clinton Lake stretches 8 miles and provides recreationists with 7,000 surface acres for their enjoyment. Park facilities offer camp sites, picnic areas, 30 miles of bridle and hiking trails, swimming beach and marina. Over 9,000 acres of public hunting lands are available at Clinton Lake. Game species such as dove, quail, squirrel, rabbit, deer and raccoon are hunted. Waterfowl, such as Canada and snow geese as well as mallards are usually numerous on the lake late in the year.

CLINTON LAKE MUSEUM    533
Clinton Lake
Lawrence, KS
785-748-0800
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: (May-October) Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Sunday, 1pm-5pm Other times by Appointment.

Clinton Lake Museum is in a restored 1930's milk shed. The museum displays artifacts relating to local history.

LAWRENCE ANTIQUE MALL    534
830 Massachusetts
Lawrence, KS
785-842-1328
HOURS: Monday - Saturday, 10am-5:30pm
Thursday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 1pm-5pm

More than 100 Independent Dealers. Many of them regularly available to serve you personally... offering quality antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia... Victoriana...furniture.. jewelry baseball cards...linens...art glass ...art pottery...
art deco miniatures ...Native American and other ethnic-artifacts.

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER    535  
200 West 9th
Lawrence, KS
785-843-2787
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturday, 9am-3pm
Closed Sunday

The gallery primarily features local artists in rotating shows. The Center also serves as an arts information clearinghouse and offers extensive education programs. Theatrical performances are scheduled in the Performance Hall. The gallery building is listed on the National Historic Register.

LAWRENCE COMMUNITY THEATRE3    536  
1501 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS
816-843-7469
ADMISSION: $10.50 to
$12.50; Season tickets vary

Enjoy an evening out in an intimate setting. Outstanding performances by local actors.

LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD, THE    537
609 New Hampshire
913-843-1000
Lawrence, KS
ADMISSION: Free
TOURS: Monday-Wednesday, 1:30pm Age limit: 3rd Grade & older
Length of tour: 1 hour
Notice: 1 week
Max people in tour: 30

Take a tour of a modern daily newspaper including the news room and press room.

LIED CENTER OF KANSAS    538  
15th and Iowa (Kansas University Campus)
Lawrence, KS
785-864-2787
ADMISSION: Varies
SEASON: September to April

A state of the art theatre with a seating capacity for over 2,000 patrons on three levels knows no rival in the state. The theatre has two full lobbies accented by a grand staircase. The center presents the "Concert Series", "Swarthout Chamber Music Series", "New Directions Series", "Leid Family Series", "Broadway Series" "World Series" and "Special Events".

MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY    539  
Kansas University-Spooner Hall
Lawrence, KS
785-864-4245
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm Donations suggested
Sunday, 1pm-5pm, Closed Holidays

The museum's permanent exhibits include African masks, totem poles, Elizabeth Layton drawings, Plains Indians pottery and beadwork, prehistoric artifacts and an exhibit describing the life cycle of man that is shared by all cultures.

MUSEUM OF INVERTEBRA PALEONTOLOGY    540
Kansas University-Lindley Hall
Lawrence, KS
785-864-2747
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

A Kansas University research facility housing fossils of animals without backbones. Exhibits are displayed on the walls of the 1st and 3rd floors of Lindley Hall for viewing.

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM    541  
Kansas University-Dyche Hall
Lawrence, KS
785-864-4450
ADMISSION: Donation to
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm contribution, Suggested
Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, Noon-5pm, Adults $2, Children $1
Closed Holidays

An internationally-respected collection of nearly one million specimens include fossil and recent fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Exhibits - Fossil and recent animals from Kansas and Great Plains featured in 130 exhibits - Historic Panorama of North American Plants and Animals - Live bees, fishes, and snakes - changing exhibitions on natural history topics.

RIVERFRONT FACTORY OUTLETS    542
One Riverfront Plaza
Lawrence, KS
913-842-5511
Open 7 days a week: Mon-Sat, 10am- 9pm; Sun, 12pm-6pm

You will find name brand merchandise at everyday savings of 25% to 65%.

SPENCER ART MUSEUM    543  
1301 Mississippi Street
Lawrence, KS
785-864-4710
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, 10am-5pm
Thurs, 10am-9pm; Sunday, Noon-5pm;
Closed Monday, January 1, July 4,
Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, December 24 & 25

The Spencer museum of art is one of the finest university art museums in the United States and the only comprehensive art museum in Kansas. Eleven galleries display changing exhibitions and art from the museum's collections that represent over 4,000 years of world art history. Strengths of the collection include Medieval art, European and American painting, sculpture and prints, photography, Japanese Edo-period painting and 20th-century Chinese painting.

TANGER OUTLET CENTER    544
Interstate 70, Exit 204, Hwy 59
Lawrence, KS
785-842-3341 or 800-406-4215

National brand stores include Isod , Liz Claiborne, Reebok, Florsheim shoes and many others.

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS THEATRE    545  
15th and Naismith (Murphy Hall, KU Campus)
785-864-3381
Lawrence KS
ADMISSION: $5-$16
SEASON: Late September-Early May

Performances are in the 1,181 seat Crafton-Preyer Theatre. Productions are Broadway, classic, experimental, educational and original. There are between 10 and 13 performances per season. The "Kansas Summer Theatre" performs in July, in Crafton-Preyer Theatre. Typically one Shakespeare comedy and sometimes one Broadway musical.

WATKINS COMMUNITY MUSEUM    546  
1047 Massachusetts
Lawrence, KS
785-841-4109
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, 1:30-4pm, Closed Monday and Holidays

The museum is housed in the Watkins Building, erected in 1888. The building in itself is a major exhibit. Permanent exhibits include a Bicentennial Quilt, electric
car, surrey,1878 restored playhouse, cannon, original bank furnishings and more. Also exhibits relating to Douglas County's early settlement.

WILCOX CLASSICAL COLLECTION    547  
University of Kansas Campus
Lawrence, KS
785-864-3153
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:15-Noon
1pm-5pm, Closed weekends and Holidays

One area of the museum displays full size high quality plaster reproductions of famous Greek and Roman classical sculptures. The remainder of the museum is devoted to original Greek and Roman antiquities including coins, building stones, stone inscriptions, pottery, building decorations and various other artifacts dating back to 600 BC.

LEAVENWORTH  

BERLIN WALL MONUMENT    548  
Fort Leavenworth, KS
800-844-4114

A new attraction recently added to Fort Leavenworth is the Berlin Wall Monument. This monument memorializes the historic barrier that separated West and East Berlin during the Cold War. After the destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1989, concrete sections were given to President Ronald Reagan by the U.S. Commander of the Berlin Brigade. Three sections were subsequently donated to Fort Leavenworth because of the worldwide influence of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. The design of the memorial expresses three themes: a "falling position" representing the crumbling of the Wall; a horizontal position representing the Wall's destruction; and a vertical position representing that democracy stands.

BUFFALO SOLDIER    549
Fort Leavenworth
Leavenworth, Ks,

A bronze statue of a mounted Buffalo Soldier honoring the bravery and service of the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments which were comprised of black soldiers.

CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER, THE    550
  
601 South Fifth Street
Leavenworth, KS
913-651-0765
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS; Tuesday-Thursday. 10am-5pm
Saturday, 9am-Noon; Closed Friday, Sunday and Monday

Several traveling art exhibits of artists that have national reputations. A wide range of contemporary art exhibits will vary from photography, paintings, sculptures, fabrics and ceramics.


CARROLL MANSION    551  
1128 Fifth Avenue
Leavenworth, KS
913-682-7759
ADMISSION: Adults $4
HOURS: (May-August) Seniors 60+ $4
Mon-Sun, 10:30am-4:30pm; Sun, 1pm-4:30pm Children (5-12) $2
September-April, Daily 1pm-4:30pm
Closed Holidays and January

This 1867 sixteen room Victorian Mansion has elaborately carved woodwork, stained glass windows and shows off antiques from surrounding Leavenworth homes. Some of the period pieces were originally brought up the river by steamer. The pitcher pump, wood stove and copper sink in the kitchen were grand refinements in this decade.

CHAPEL OF THE VETERANS (1893)    552
U.S. Highway 73
Leavenworth, KS
HOURS: 8am-5pm

A gothic building with its gargoyles and stained glass was listed in the 1921 "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" as being the only church in which Protestant and Catholic services were conducted simultaneously.

FIRST CITY MUSEUM    553  
743 Delaware
913-682-7071 or 800-844-4114
Leavenworth, KS
ADMISSION: Donations accepted
HOURS: Thurs-Fri, 10am-4pm
Sat, 10am-2pm

Collection of early frontier memorabilia and artifacts including buggies and cutters that were manufactured in Leavenworth. Currently also houses a 1913 C. W. Parker Carousel, made in Leavenworth (in the process of restoration), possibly the oldest primitive carousel in the United States, a mock-up of the United States Penitentiary, plus other prison memorabilia. Call for special visits or tours .

FORT LEAVENWORTH    554  
Highway 73
Leavenworth, KS
913-684-5604
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Daily 9am-4pm

Fort Leavenworth was established on May 8, 1827 and is the oldest U.S. Fort west of the Mississippi River continuously in service. Today it is the home of the Combined Arms Center which consists of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff college and other major training agencies. The U.S. Disciplinary Barracks is also located on the post. A free self guided tour folder is available at the Post Museum Gift Shop. Group tours are available thru Group Affairs Office.

FRED HARVEY GRAVE SITE 1835-1901    555
Muncie Road and Brewer Pl.
Leavenworth, KS


Fred Harvey pioneered dining car service on trains. In 1876 Fred Harvey opened the first Harvey lunchroom in Topeka. It is estimated that over 100,000 women became Harvey Girls between 1882 and 1968 when he began replacing his male waiters with young women . He is buried in Mount Muncie Cemetery.

FRONTIER ARMY MUSEUM    556  
Reynolds & Gibbon (Fort Leavenworth)
Leavenworth, KS
913-684-3191
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Donations excepted
Sat, 10am-4pm, Sun and Holidays, 12am-4pm
Closed New Years, Christmas,
Thanksgiving and Easter

Exhibits provide insight into Indian relations, American expansion and Army life on the frontier. Among the more prominent items exhibited are General Leavenworth's uniform and sword as well a carriage used by Abraham Lincoln in 1859. Mexican War, Civil War and Indian War period military uniforms, weapons and equipment are displayed.

HEIMHOF WINERY    557  
20 minutes south of Fort Leavenworth
Leavenworth, KS
913-351-3467

This small farm winery offers seven German-style wines with free wine-tasting and tours of the facility.

LEAVENWORTH-LANSING RAILROAD DEPOTS    558
518 Shawnee St.
Leavenworth, KS
800-844-4114

In 1854, the City of Leavenworth was founded as the First City of Kansas and is exceptionally rich in history. Two historic depots have been restored to preserve this history. The 1888 Union Depot at 123 Esplanade is now the Riverfront Convention & Community Center. This beautiful red stone 1887 Santa Fe Depot is located at 781 Shawnee.

NATIONAL FRED HARVEY MUSEUM    559  
Seventh and Olive
Leavenworth, KS
HOURS: Scheduled to open late 2000

This museum is housed in Fred Harvey's former home and will feature artifacts and memorabilia of Fred Harvey and his famous Harvey House Restaurants and Hotels. Harvey established a network of restaurants, first along the Santa Fe Railroad and later at stations on other lines. The Harvey Houses, with waitresses know as Harvey Girls, set a standard of excellence for food and fine service in a part of the country previously known for its gastronomic tortures! Harvey also developed the dining car system on American railroads. In 1863, he purchased the house for $25,000. At that time it had porches and Gothic dormers on the exterior, and several fireplaces inside. The museum will open in 2000 or 2001.

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ( OLD HOLLYWOOD THEATER)    560
500 Delaware
Leavenworth, KS
913-682-4113 or 800-844-4114
SEASON: Contact the Leavenworth Convention & Visitors Bureau for a schedule of upcoming performances.

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 1938 theatre is a wonderful architectural example; of the later phase of the Art Deco movement. Formally called the Hollywood Theater, this structure entertained the public on its silver screen for nearly forty years. Donated to the city by Durwood, Inc., former owners, in 1977, this theater now hosts live performances by Leavenworth's River City Community Players.

RIVER CITY COMMUNITY PLAYERS    561  
5th and Delaware
Leavenworth, KS
913-682-7557
ADMISSION: Adults $5
CURTAIN TIME: 8pm Children $3

There are four productions a year, Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. The performances are Broadway Musicals, Comedy and Drama. All performances are in the Performing Arts Center.

SAINT MARY COLLEGE  De PAUL LIBRARY TOUR    562  
4100 S. Fourth Street
Leavenworth, KS
913-682-5151 Ext. 6416
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm ADMISSION: Free
CALL FIRST: By appointment only

The collection includes the Sacred Scripture Collection, which consists of more than 2000 cataloged items, presents the Bible through 20 centuries in more than 100 languages. The Lincoln Collection consists of about 10,000 items, one of which is a parchment copy of the 13th Amendment of the Constitution, signed by Abraham Lincoln. There are twenty more or less collections that include the William Shakespeare special collection, the Charles Dickens Special collection and the Kansas Collection.

LECOMPTON  

CONSTITUTION HALL    563  
3l9 Elmore
Lecompton, KS
785-887-6520
HOURS: Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, pm-5pm
Closed on state holidays.
Guided tours by appointment, museum store,

Exhibits feature the historic events, functions, and personalities that manifested within its walls. Built in 1856, this frame building still retains much of its historical fabric and floor plan. Visitors can see the U.S. land office, visit the assembly hall where activists once debated, and learn about some of the slaves who lived in the area. Interactive exhibits, photographs, and historic objects on the first floor tell the fascinating story of the events that moved a nation.

TERRITORIAL CAPITOL-LANE MUSEUM    564  
Lane University Museum
Lecompton, KS
785-887-6148 - 785-887-6285
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Wed-Sat, 11am- 4pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm

The city of Lecompron was founded in 1854 and served as the permanent and only official capitol of the Kansas Territory until Topeka became the state capital in 1861. Today it's the location of Territorial Capitol-Lane Museum and Constitution Hall.

MANHATTAN    

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF BAKING    565
1213 Bakers Way
Manhattan, KS
785-537-4750

There are a number of priceless items: samples of Egyptian bread and cake more than 3,800 years old; Roman bread and grain from the colonies in North Africa; and wood and pottery bread stamping tools from Roman Byzantium. Most of the artifacts, however, deal with the development of commercial baking in North America. There is a priceless collection of books on baking, some of which are more than two hundred years old. The original Louis Livingston Library is also part of the Museum Collection. Group tours are available by appointment. Please call: Coming soon: Virtual Museum of Baking at htt://www.aibonline.org

GOODNOW HOUSE    566  
2309 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS
785-565-6490
HOURS: Sunday, 2pm-5pm
Closed on state Holidays.
Guided tours by appointment.

Goodnow House State Historic Site showcases family furnishings and items from the Isaac Goodnow era. Visitors can explore Goodnow's scientific studies and learn more about his family. The home features Goodnow's own innovative air circulating system. The original iron fence still circles the home. Goodnow was a leader of the free-state cause during the crucial Bleeding Kansas period. A professor of natural sciences, he soon began building Bluemont College, a Methodist school. In 1863, Goodnow, succeeded in transforming Bluemont into the Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science.

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY    567  
Manhattan, KS

For information on special tours,
call the Campus Tours Office (in Kansas)
800-432-8270 (out of state); 785-53-6318 Other information 785-582-6592

MIDWEST RACEWAY    568  
Manhattan, KS
785-776-7223
Every Other Saturday Racing
1/8 mi Asphalt Drag Strip

ET Brackets - Directions: I-70 Exit 303 northeast on SR 18, then east on 24th St, then south on 56th Ave.

RILEY COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM    569
2309 CIaflin Rd.
Manhattan, KS
785-565-6490
HOURS: Tues-Fri, 8:30am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 2pm-5pm.
Group tours by appointment

This main museum features local history exhibits from pioneer days to the present. The adjacent Hartford House is a restoration of a prefabricated house that the early settlers brought to Manhattan in 1855 on the steamboat Hartford.

SUNSET ZOO    570  
2333 oak Street
Manhattan, KS
913-587-APES
ADMISSION: Adult $3
HOURS: (Mar-Nov) Daily 10am-5:30pm Children (5-12)$1.50
(Dec-Feb) Mon-Fri, noon-3:30pmSat-Sun, 10am-5:30pm

Take an unforgettable journey to Sunset Zoo. Overlooking the Flint Hills, Sunset Zoo is a great place to spend the day! You will become immersed in the natural habitats and open spaces as you experience an up-close look at animals from around the world.

WOLF HOUSE MUSEUM    571
630 Fremont Street
Manhattan, KS
785-565-6490
HOURS: Sat, 1pm-5pm; Sun, 2pm-5pm or by appointment

Built in 1868, this limestone house was used as a way station for the Butterfield Overland Dispatch Stage line. Furnished with 19th century period pieces.

MARYSVILLE    

HISTORIC COURTHOUSE MUSEUM AND GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY    572  
1207 Broadway
785-562-5012
Marysville, KS
ADMISSION: Adults $1
HOURS: (Memorial Day-Labor Day) Daily 1pm-4pm Children free Genealogical Library Hours: Mon-Fri, 1pm-4pm

The 1891 old courtroom remains much as it was, with oak woodwork, stained glass windows and the original seats for spectators, each with a hat holder under the seat. Other rooms in the museum contain antiques and memorabilia furnished by surrounding towns. There are also re-creations of an early school room, medical and dental offices, and a news paper print shop. The Blue Rapids room tells the story of the nearby gypsum mine, in operation for over a century and now owned by Georgia-Pacific.

KOESTER HOUSE MUSEUM    573  
919 Broadway
Marysville, KS
785-562-5331
HOURS: May-Nov, 10am-Noon, 1pm-4:30pm
Dec-April, Tours by appointment

The Charles F. Koester House was given to the city of Marysville by fourth generation heirs in 1972. Finished in 1876, the house was owned originally by Charles F. Koester, who immigrated here from Germany. Before the turn of the century Koester and his wife, Sylvia, developed their home, its trees, shrubs and flower gardens into the showplace of the town. The home has turn-of-the-century furnishings.

MARYSVILLE CITY PARK     574
10th and Walnut
Marysville, KS
785-562-3101

After the Union Pacific Railroad converted to diesel power in the early 1950's, Marysville, a crew change point, asked for and received the great old steam locomotive on display in City Park, a Baldwin Consolidation 2-8-0, built in 1901 for UP, later used for short-line freight hauls. Nearby are the Beanie depot (circa 1870) and the former Bommer School House. The Sod House was created by
the Marysville Kiwanis Club to depict life in its earliest days in this community.

PONY EXPRESS BARN-MUSEUM    575  
106 S. Eighth St
Marysville, KS
785-562-3825
HOURS: (May-Sept) Daily 9am-5pm

Built in 1859 by Joseph Cottrell, the Pony Express Barn-Museum is the oldest building in Marshall County. Too, it is the only original home station along the Pony Express route at its original site. The Pony Express System was inaugurated April 3, 1860, from St. Joseph, where the railroad ended. The St. Joseph-to-Sacramento run covered 1,966 miles and lasted only 18 months, when the Pony Express bowed out to the faster-moving telegraph.

MAYETTA  

4 STAR INC THUNDERHILL SPEEDWAY    576
142nd & P Rd.
Mayetta, KS
785-966-2844

HARRAH'S PRAIRIE BAND CASINO    577  
North Hwy 75 & Road 150
785-966-7777 or 800-HARRAHS

Owned by Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation. The Casino's 63,000 square foot entertainment complex includes slots, poker, blackjack, craps and bingo. Dine at the Fresh Marker square Buffet; lounge in the Prairie Pub Club. Open 24 hours.

MELVERN  

MELVERN LAKE    578  
Melvern, KS
913-549-3318

Melvern Lake's 6,930 surface acres of water and 17,244 acres of adjacent land serve as the nucleus of recreational and natural resource activities for more than 500,000 visitors annually. . Also available to the outdoor enthusiast are nature trails, an equestrian trail, local historic sites, hunting areas, a full service marina, and an interpretive information center. Game fish stocked included black bass, wipers, walleye, black crappie, bluegill, and channel catfish. User fees for camping.

OSAWATOMIE  

ADAIR CABIN (JOHN B MUSEUM)    579  
John Brown Memorial Park
Osawatomie, KS
913-755-4384
HOURS: (April-October) Wed-Sat, 11am-5pm
Sun, 1pm-5pm; (Nov-March) Wed-Sun, 1pm-4pm
Closed on state holidays.
Guided tours by appointment, museum store

The famous abolitionist John Brown came to the Osawatomie area in 1855. At times, Brown stayed in the log cabin home of the Reverend Samuel and Florella Adair, his half-sister. Adair Cabin State Historic Site offers an opportunity to explore the exciting history of these early pioneer settlers while discovering more about John Brown's dramatic days in Kansas.

OSAWATOMIE HISTORY MUSEUM    580
628 Main 4
Osawatomie, KS
913--755-411
Hours: Tues-Sun, 1pm- 4pm and mornings by appointment.

Exhibits include Black History Month in February, Women's History Month in March; April, Art; May, Alumni; June, John Brown; August, Founders Day; November, Veterans Day; December, Old Fashion Christmas.

OSKALOOSA  

OLD JEFFERSON TOWN    581  
Oskaloosa, KS
HOURS: May-Sept, All Buildings open
Sat, 1pm-5pm; Sun, 1:30pm-5pm

Old Jefferson Town is a collection of vintage buildings from throughout Jefferson County, Kansas. They are preserved as a historic town of early day settlements.
The Research Library
is open Year Round, Sat, 1pm-5pm
( Apr-Nov) Sun, 1:30pm-5pm and Mon, 7pm-8:30pm
The General Store
(Apr-mid-Dec) Sat, 10am- 5pm and Sun, 1pm-5pm

PERRY LAKE    582  
10419 Perry Park Drive
Oskaloosa, KS
913-863-3072
Entrance and user fees

Each year thousands of visitors enjoy every type of water recreation at Perry Lake. This large scenic lake is nestled in heavily wooded rolling hills and has more than 160 miles of shoreline. It is supported by two full service marinas that offer a full line of fishing, boating and camping supplies. Perry Lake also offers Camping, Nature Trails, Golf , and Hunting.

OTTAWA  

DIETRICH CABIN    583  
Ottawa Park
Ottawa, KS
758-242-1250
HOURS: May-Sept, Sunday, 1pm-4pm
Call to arrange tour.

This pioneer cabin of hand-hewn logs was built in 1859 by Jacob and Catherine Dietrich on a prairie site 14 miles southwest of Ottawa. In 1961 it was moved to Ottawa City Park as a monument to all Kansas pioneers.

OLD DEPOT MUSEUM    584  
One block west of the K-68 & 59 .Junction
Ottawa, KS
785-242-1250
ADMISSION: $2.00
HOURS: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun 1pm-4pm Children Under 17 Free

A beautifully restored 1888 two-story Santa Fe Railroad Depot. Exhibits include
a HO Model Train Room, Permanent Exhibit Gallery, Featured Exhibit Gallery, Permanent Exhibit Gallery, Audio Visual Room, Agricultural Exhibits, Shop Exhibit, General Store Exhibit, One-Room School, Farm Kitchen, Victorian Parlor, Technology and Industry Exhibits and a Museum Store.

OZAWKIE  

APPLE VALLEY FARM RESTAURANT AND THEATRE    585
9252 Apple Valley Lane
Ozawkie, KS
888-634-4219

Apple Valley Farm has transformed features of an 1850's homestead into a Unique entertainment experience. Farm buildings have been converted to a restaurant with home-cooked meals, antique slurp, theatre, and saloon where dancing is encouraged! Open May -September on weekends, with live melodrama Friday and Saturday. Murder Mysteries on Thursday and family matinees on Sunday.

PAXICO  

FIELDS OF FAIR WINERY    586  
Exit 333 I-70
Paxico, KS
800-732-1984
HOURS: Mon-Sat, 8am-6pm; Sun, Noon-6pm

Kansas' first licensed winery cultivates five varieties of French hybrid grapes on 15 acres in the Black Jack Hills and provides a well-rounded selection of fine Kansas wine. A taste of Kansas sunshine! You may sample all of the Fields of Fair fine and award winning wines.

PLEASANTON  

LINN COUNTY MUSEUM    587  
Pleasanton, KS
913-352-8739
HOURS: Tues-Thurs, 9am-5pm
Sat-Sun, 1-5pm; June-Sept, 1-5pm daily

Museum exhibits Civil War, Indian and area history artifacts. The museum also has a genealogical library.


LINN COUNTY SPEEDWAY    588  
Pleasanton, KS
Saturday Racing
3/8 mi Dirt Semi-Banked Oval Track

Sprints; Super Stocks; Factory Stocks & Modifieds - Directions: I-435 Exit 81 (US 69) south approx 60 miles to SR 52 west.

MARAIS DES CYGNES MASSACRE SITE    589  
Six miles north of Pleasanton, east three miles on K-52
Pleasanton, KS
913-352-6174
HOURS: Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm
Closed on state holidays.
Guided tours by appointment, museum store.

The massacre sent reverberations to the East and fanned the hatred that hastened the Civil War. Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic Site offers a view of the ravine and interpretive signage relating the tragic story. A stone house, built in later years by one of John Brown's friends, can be seen at the site.

MINE CREEK BATTLEFIELD    590  
Two miles south on U.S. 69, west one-half mile on K-52
Pleasanton KS
913-352-8890
HOURS: Wed-Mon, 9am-5 pm
Closed on state holidays.
Guided tours by appointment, museum store, visitor center .

Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site's new visitor center features interactive exhibits, historic items, and photographs that tell the story of the Mine Creek battle and its impact on the Civil War. An interpretive nature trail guides visitors through the historic battlefield site. On Oct. 25, 1864 General Sterling Price's army of about 7,000 men was overtaken by Union forces numbering less than 2,500.

SENECA  

ST. MARY'S PARISH AT ST. BENEDICT    591
Seneca, KS

St. Mary's Parish at St. Benedict, was founded in 1859 and is the oldest continuous church organization in Nemaha County. St. Mary's Church, which is of late Roman style, measures 162 feet by 60 feet. The tower is 172.5 feet high. A repository of art . . . In contrast to its rather simple exterior, what happens within St. Mary's Church is a superb example of spatial enrichment by decoration and ornamentation. Together, the local limestone construction, classical space planning and lavish physical articulation of the Roman Catholic liturgical tradition make St. Mary's a filling expression of its parishioners', builders', and keepers' resources and values: local, ethnic and spiritual in kind.

TOPEKA    

BALLET MIDWEST    592
4300 SW Huntoon
Topeka, KS
785-272-5991

Ballet Midwest is a nor-for-profit dance company comprised of dancers from northeast Kansas who are dedicated to presenting high-quality, classical ballet productions to the Topeka regional community. Under the artistic direction of Barbara Ebert, Ballet Midwest's Nutcracker is an annual holiday tradition. The annual spring ballet showcases classical and modern masterpieces.

CEDAR CREST    593  
One Cedar Crest Rd (I-70 & Fairlawn)
Topeka, KS
785-296-3636
ADMISSION: Free

Cedar Crest is home to the governor of Kansas and is the focal point of a 200-acre estate overlooking the Kansas River. The estate features several ponds and hiking trails, and the home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

CENTER FOR HISTORICAL RESEARCH    594  
6425 SW Sixth Avenue
Topeka, KS
HOURS: Mon-Sat, 9am-4:30pm
Closed on state holidays except Friday after Thanksgiving.

The Center for Historical Research holds primary and secondary, resources on Kansas history and the West. Researchers can view the large collection of state newspapers and federal and state censuses, all on microfilm.

COLLECTIVE ART GALLERY, THE    595  
117 SE 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS
785-234-4254
HOURS: Tues,11am-4pm; Wed-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat, 9am-3pm

The gallery features a one person exhibition each month in addition to the latest work of individual members which are also on view. The gallery represents a variety of artist media including: painting, sculpture, jewelry, drawing, photography, ceramics and prints.

COMBAT AIR MUSEUM    596  
3 Hangar 602, Forbes Field
Topeka, KS
785-862-3303
ADMISSION: Adults $5; Seniors $4 (65+)
HOURS: Mon-Sat, 9am-4:30pm Children (6-17) $3; under 5 free
Sunday, 10am-4:30pm

The Combat Air Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the military aviation heritage of Kansas and the United States, and to sharing this rich history with the public. There are approximately 30 aircraft on display with multiple additional static displays.

CURTIS HOUSE    597
110I SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS
755-357-I37I
ADMISSION CHARGE

Charles Curtis served as vice president under Herbert Hoover from 1929 to 1933 and was the only Native American to serve in the vice presidency. Curtis was a descendant of the Pappan brothers who operated a ferry for wagon trains heading west before the opening of the Kansas Territory. Tours may he scheduled by calling the Topeka CVB I-800-235-1030

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH    598  
817 SW Harrison
Topeka, KS
785-233-9601
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4pm

First Presbyterian Church, built over 112 years ago, is the site of a unique presentation of Tiffany Windows. Louis C. Tiffany came to Topeka in 1911 and produced these windows for the church. First Presbyterian is the only church
west of the Mississippi River to have all Tiffany windows in its sanctuary. Tours may be scheduled through the church office at no charge.

GAGE PARK MINI-TRAIN & CAROUSEL    599  
635 SW Gage Blvd.
Topeka, KS
785-273-1191
TICKETS: carousel, 75¢; mini-train, $1 HOURS: Seasonal

The Gage Park Mini-Train is a mile-long scenic ride through the heart of the park The train engineer will enlighten you on the many park attractions. The Carousel in the Park, was built in 1908 and houses a 1909 Wurlitzer organ.

GLEN'S OPRY    600
4th and Main 1
Tonganoxie, KS
913-6931-259
ADMISSION: Adults $7.50
HOURS: Saturday, 7:30pm Seniors $7, (under 12) $4

Glen's Opry is proud to present Quality Family Entertainment every Saturday night, performed by the areas best entertainers! Guest entertainers every week.
Call for schedule.
913-631-2591

GRACE EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL    601  
701 SW 8th
Topeka, KS
785-235-3457
TOURS: Arranged by calling in advance

This limestone Gothic cathedral, built in the years 1911-1917, features towers modeled after that of Magdalen College in Oxford, England. After being gutted by fire in 1975, the church was rebuilt on the same site. It is known for its exceptionally fine acoustics, and contains one of the finest organs in the Midwest-a 1978 Schantz (Opus 1492).

HEARTLAND PARK TOPEKA    602  
7530 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS
785-862-4781or 800-43-RACES
Special Events Racing http://www.hpt.com

Heartland Park Topeka, one of the world's fastest tracks, is nationally known for record-breaking performances on its ultra-quick, quarter-mile dragstrip. Open since 1989, the race track hosts one NHKA national event each year and has a permanent road course which can be configured from 1.8 to 2.5 miles. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and NASCAR Coca-Cola Shoot Out races make up the largest weekends of NASCAR racing in the Midwest. Each year, more than 250,000 people attend the events.

HELEN HOCKER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS    603
700 SW Zoo Parkway, Gage Park
Topeka, KS
785-273-1191

The Helen Hocker Center for the Performing Arts is an organization dedicated to enriching the cultural growth of the Topeka community. Quality family entertainment, positive learning experiences in a friendly atmosphere, and an outlet for artistic expression for young people and adults are all found in the theatre's special year-round programming. Family and youth musicals, dramas, comedies, music and dance events are offered at the center.

HISTORIC WARD-MEADE PARK    604  
124 NW Fillmore
Topeka, KS
785-368-3888
ADMISSION: Gardens Free
HOURS: Daily 8am-5pm Guided Tours Adults $3, Seniors $2.75
Children (under 13) $1.25 under 5 Free

1870's Victorian mansion, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, wood cabin formed by putting three cabins together, replica of 1854 cabin of Anthony and Mary Jane Ward. Also on the Grounds: Prairie Crossings Town Square, which consists of the Potwin Drug Store, Mulvane General Store, 100 year-old Santa Fe Railway Depot and Caboose, 100 year-old schoolhouse, Lingo Livery Stable, Northern Barn, Charles M. Sheldon Study, and picnic area. Kerosene and Candlelight Tours-Includes the cabin and mansion, by reservation only Adults, $3.50 www.topeka.org/activity/wmeade.htm

JAYHAWK STATE THEATRE    605  
700 SW Jackson
Topeka, KS
785-233-4295
Tours available with advanced notice.

When opened in August 1926, the first air-refrigerated theatre in Topeka. Gypsy Rose Lee, Laurel and Hardy, and many other performers appeared at the theatre.

KANSAS MUSEUM OF HISTORY    606    
6425 SW Sixth Avenue
Topeka, KS
785-272-8681
HOURS: Mon-Sat, 9am-4:30pm
Sun, 12:30pm-4:30pm
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving Christmas and New Year's Day

Museum features include a fully restored 1880 steam locomotive, a full-size Wichita grass lodge, and a Southern Cheyenne tipi. A 1914 Iongren biplane, built in 'Topeka; a covered wagon; and a drover's railroad car depict the vast changes in Kansas transportation. From the prehistoric period through Bleeding Kansas, and the Civil War to the present, the museum offers exhibits and interactive displays on the history of Kansas. The Civil War is presented with exhibits of battle flags, items from Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, and artifacts from the Mine Creek battlefield.

KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD MUSEUM    607  
Forbes Field, 6700 SW Topeka Blvd, Building
Topeka, KS
301 785-862-1020
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Tue-Sat, 10am-9pm

Established in 1986, the National Guard Museum offers programs and services , a reference library and archives and gift shop. Films about the history of the Kansas National Guard shown daily. An outdoor park displays larger vehicles and aircraft used by Kansas National Guard units. Guided tours by appointment only.

KANSAS STATE CAPITOL    608  
300 W 10th
Topeka, KS
785-296-3966
ADMISSION: Free
TOURS: Mon-Fri, 9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2-pm, 3pm

Constructed between 1866 and 1903, the Capitol has a variety of architectural features and one of the most elaborate Senate chambers in the country. It is also home to the magnificent murals of native son John Steuart Curry. www.kshs.org

LAKE SHAWNEE RECREATIONAL AREA    609
3137 SE 29th
Topeka, KS
785-267-1156

Lake Shawnee is a man-made, 411-acre lake offering fishing, boating, sailing, and ,swimming. Within the 1600-acre park surrounding the lake are foot trails, fish hatcheries (for stocking the lake), a golf course, a marina, tennis courts, shelter house, horseback trails, ball diamonds and gardens.

MENNINGER EXHIBITS    610  
5800 SW 6th
Topeka, KS
785-350-5860
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm

The ground-floor reception area of the Tower Building (designed after independence Hall in Philadelphia) at the Menninger Foundation features exhibits depicting the history of the mental health profession and the Menninger Foundation. An alcove is devoted to early treatments and mechanical restraints predating the Menninger Sanitarium. Also included is a family history of Dr. Karl Menninger, founder of the Menninger Foundation.

METROPOLITAN BALLET OF TOPEKA    611
4013 SW 21st
Topeka, KS
785-271-0190

MBT's spring performance of Goppelia will be held April 15 and I6, 2000. Tickets are available at the TPAC Ticket Office at 785-297-9000.

MONROE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL    612  
17th & Monroe
Topeka, KS

These schools were central to the 1954 Supreme Court case, Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education, that smashed the doctrine of "separate but equal." Both schools are listed as National Historic Landmarks. Visitors will gain an understanding and appreciation for the role of this decision in the Civil Rights Movement.

MULVANE ART MUSEUM    613  
1700 SW College Washburn University
Topeka, KS
785-231-1010

First opened in 1924 , the Mulvane Art Museum is the oldest art museum in Kansas. The museum's permanent collection, though international in scope, emphasizes the work of Kansas artists and artists of the Midwest. The museum's exhibits rotate approximately every six weeks, and reflect the same focus as the permanent collection; half to three-fourths of each year's exhibits feature the art of artists from Kansas or the Midwest.

POTWIN PLACE    614  
4th & Greenwood
Topeka, KS

Enjoying viewing beautiful historic Victorian homes along brick streets where islands of greenery circle each intersection in Potwin Place. Begin your tour at 2nd and Woodlawn, and continue until you end at 4th and Broadmoor. Every Christmas, special decorations can be enjoyed.

REINISEH ROSE GARDEN IN GAGE PARK    615
635 SW Gage Blvd.
Topeka, KS
785-272-6150
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Vary depending on the season
Reinisch Rose Garden continues as the area's premier All American Rose Garden. With over 6,500 plants, offering 400 varieties, the garden is in bloom from May through October each year.

SAC & FOX CASINO    616
40 minutes North of Topeka on Hwy 75
800-990-2946

Casino features slots, blackjack and craps. Expanding to include more space for gaming and a larger restaurant. Open 24 hours daily.

TOPEKA CIVIC THEATRE    617  
3028 W 8th
Topeka, KS
785-357-5211
www.topckacivictheatre.com

Topeka's only dinner theatre, Topeka Civic Theatre serves delicious dinners while dazzling audiences, with top-notch productions. Founded in 1936, TCT is the oldest community theatre in Kansas. Enjoy new hit comedies, cutting-edge dramas, and beloved Broadway musicals in an atmosphere so intimate, you'll feel like you're part of the show! Productions run year-round with dinner, non-dinner and Sunday matinee performances available.

TOPEKA COMMUNITY CONCERTS    618
Topeka, KS

Topeka Community Concerts Association, tradition since 1931, is the largest non-profit performing art organization in the Topeka area. The association provides outstanding live, affordable, cultural entertainment and educational experiences to a diverse audience in the Topeka area. Their goal is to promote appreciation of the performing arts and enhance the quality of community life in the capital city. Season memberships are available. Four concerts are performed per season.

TOPEKA KNIGHTS PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL    619
Topeka, KS
Ticket prices range from $8-$14
SEASON: April-June

Join the excitement of indoor football as the Topeka Knights play their opponents in the 21-team Indoor Football League. There are seven home games.

TOPEKA RACEWAY PARK     620  
Topeka, KS
CLOSED Racing
1/4 mi Dirt Semi-Banked Oval Track
I-70, east of Topeka, to Deer Creek Parkway north to US 40, East on US 40 6 miles to Stanley Ave south

TOPEKA SCARECROWS PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY    621  
Topeka Blvd. 17th thru 21st street Kansas Expocentre
Topeka, KS
785-23-CROWS
TICKETS: $7 -$17
Season October- April

Topeka has just joined the professional hockey. The Scarecrows are a member of the 11-team, Central Hockey League. www.scarecrowshockey.com

TOPEKA SYMPHONY    622  
727 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS
785-232-2032
TICKETS: Call for information
SEASON: September-April

Since 1946, the Topeka Symphony Orchestra has brought the excitement of live orchestral music and world class guest artists to Topeka. The music has lifted our spirits, unleashed our emotions, and brought us together to celebrate our spirit through great musical works of art. Join Music Director John Wesley Strickler and the professional musicians of the Topeka Symphony Orchestra for an unprecedented season of variety and great performances. The Topeka Symphony's 55th Season. www.TopekaSymphony.org

TOPEKA ZOOLOGICAL PARK IN GAGE PARK    623  
635 SW Gage Blvd.
Topeka, KS
785-272-5821
ADMISSION: $4.50 (13-64)
HOURS: April-October, 9am-6pm Daily Seniors $3.50 (65+)
Nov-March, 9am-5pm Daily Child (3-12) $3 ; under 2 free
Ticket office and zoo entrance close one hour prior to zoo closing.

The Topeka Zoological Park occupies a beautiful setting in Gage Park. Intimate views of nearly 400 animals from all over the world add to the reputation of the Topeka Zoo as one of the nation's finest small zoos. Major exhibits include the Hill's Black Bear Woods, Animals and Man (a new Pachyderm Yard), Tropical Rain Forest, Discovering Apes, Lions Pride and the Children's Zoo.
www.topeka.org

WASHBURN ANDREW J. AND GEORGIA NCCSC GRAY THEATRE    624
1700 SW College
Topeka, KS
785-211-1010 ext. 1639
PERFORMANCES: Fri-Sat, 8pm
Sunday, 2:30pm

The Washburn University Theatre is the finest thrust stage facility in the Midwest, with an acoustical design that is acclaimed as one of the nation's best. A year-round performance schedule Offers a combination of classics and contemporary works. For ticket prices and information, call the theatre department. www.washburn.edu


WASHBURN UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC    622  
1700 SW College
Topeka, KS
785-231-1010 ext. 1512

The music faculty engages in research, creative activities, and public performances. Through musical performances and sponsorship of musical activities, the Music Department enriches the cultural, aesthetic , and creative life of the university, community, and region. Contact Music Department for schedules.
www.washburn.edu

WOODWARD, THE    626  
1272 SW Fillmore
Topeka, KS
785-354-7111
CALL FOR TOUR INFORMATION

The Woodward -- a castle-like large chateau built in the early 1920's in replica of historic English buildings. The open 2 1/2 story library in this home is designed after the King Louis XII Library at Hampton Hall in London. with imported timbers and stones from England. The Woodward was placed on the National Register of Historic Homes in 1992, and features hand-hewn hammer beams, stained-glass windows and inlaid tiles of mythological figures. Sixteen garden sites with a variety of flowers and perennials are hart of the grounds. www.thewoodward.com

VASSER  

POMONA LAKE    624  
5260 Pomona Dam Road
Vasser, KS
785-453-2201
User fees for park areas

Marina concessions in Pomona State Park and Michigan Valley Park offer boating, fishing and camping, supplies and services. For the wildlife enthusiast, waterfowl hunter and bird watcher, several wetland areas exist on the Pomona Project. Hunters will find a variety of game, including rabbit, dove, quail, deer, turkey and waterfowl on the Pomona Project. There are six Corps-operated parks and the Pomona State Park operated by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

WAMEGO    

COLUMBIAN THEATRE, MUSEUM & ART CENTER, THE    628  
521 Lincoln
Wamego, KS
800-899-1893 or 785-456-2029
ADMISSION: $3
10 miles east of Manhattan on Highway 24
TOURS: Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm
DINNER THEATRE

Bringing the finest of the visual and performing arts to Eastern Kansas. Featuring an ever-changing gallery exhibit, guided tours, theatre productions, educational classes and much more! The Colombian Theatre, Museum and Art Center in Wamego is a beautifully renovated 19th century opera house which exhibits six rare, monumental oil paintings and other artifacts from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, the great Chicago World's Fair.

OLD DUTCH MILL AND MUSEUM THE    629  
10 miles east of Manhattan on Highway 24
Wamego, KS
785-456-2040
HOURS: (April-Sept) Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-8pm;
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1pm-5pm
by appointment October-March

The old mill , the only one of its kind in Kansas, was built in 1879 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The mill was recently renovated and now grinds wheat to flour while you watch.

WALTER P. CHRYSLER BOYHOOD HOME     630  
Located on the south side of town
Wamego, KS
785-456 7849
Wamego is the birthplace of Walter P. Chrysler, the famed founder of Chrysler Corporation. His boyhood home still stands and can be toured by appointment.

WAMEGO MUSEUM    631  
4th and Ash In the City Park
785-456-7849
Wamego, KS
ADMISSION: Adult $1
HOURS: (April-Oct) Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun, 1pm-4pm

Wamego's historical complex includes museum, a restored one room schoolhouse, log cabin and jail.

WEST MINERAL  

BIG BRUTUS    632  
6 Miles West of K7 & K102 jct.
West Mineral, Kansas
316-827-6177
ADMISSION: Adults $4
HOURS: Open all year vary with the season Seniors $3.50
Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day (under 12 yrs) $2.50
(under 5 yrs) Free

Standing beside it, makes one aware of how fragile he or she is. The statistics give the hard cold picture - Bucyrus Erie model 185013 • second largest, electric shovel in the world • 16 stories tall (160 feet) • weight 11 million pounds • boom 150 feet long • dipper capacity 90 cu. yds. (by heaping 150 tons -- enough to fill three rail road cars. • maximum speed .22 MPH • cost $6.5 million (in 1962) Big Brutus is not just a symbol of the past, but an eternal tribute to the mining heritage of Southeast Kansas and to miners all across this nation who toiled to support their families.

YATES CENTER  

WOODSON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM    633
208 West Mary
Yates Center, KS

The museum displays a complete 1900's kitchen, turn-of-the -century woman's dresses, fans and feathers, one room with old farm tools and a 1868 log cabin.

YATES CENTER 54 SPEEDWAY     634
Yates Center, KS
316-625-2028
Saturday Racing
3/8 mi Clay High Banked Oval Track

Modifieds; Streets; Factory Stocks; Jr. Racers & Ponies - Directions: I-35 Exit 155 south on US 75 to US 54. US 54 east 2 miles, then North (left) 1/2 mile.



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