Kansas October 29, 2018
This Museum Trail Will Take You Back Through The Best Of Kansas History
There’s a lot of history in our beautiful state, but where exactly can you find it? While there are a few museums among the many we have that are a fun way for Kansans to learn more about the state we live in. Without further ado, let’s check out the museum trail we’ve created for you! All together, there is about 9 hours of driving time. Are you ready?
Welcome to our Museum trail! This road trip leads you across the state to some of our best museums that tell the tale of Kansas.
1. Prairie Museum of Art and History.
The first stop (if you're headed west to east) is this wonderful museum that doesn't get enough credit for all the work it does to bring Kansas' history to life. It tells us about the High Plains, from before our time to the present.
2. Fort Hays State Historic Site
This historic site is actually a museum as well, showing off the preserved Fort Hays that was in use from 1865 to 1899.
3. Fort Larned National Historic Site
Fort Larned is another fort that's become an important site in Kansas to explore and learn from. After all, it was an important spot along the Santa Fe Trail.
Strataca is not something you'd consider a history museum, but there's plenty of history in how salt mining in the area became an important part of the local history. Plus, there's a little movie history hidden in the prop section of the mine.
5. Old Cowtown Museum
Cowtown is a wonderful place where you can step back in time to see an old farm, blacksmith shop, storefront, and more. It's even better when you can dress up and act the part!
6. Dwight D Eisenhower Museum
Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States, got some of his start here in Kansas where he grew up and left behind this beautiful home and library.
7. Flint Hills Discovery Center
This discovery center includes a museum that celebrates the last remaining Tallgrass Prairie with interactive displays made for families.
8. Kansas Museum of History
30,000 square feet of exhibits that detail Kansas' history from prehistoric times to the present. These prairies are important!
9. Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Everyone knows about Amelia Earhart, but did you know her home still stands in Kansas for you to tour? All of her legacy started right here, while she dreamed of touching the sky.
For a link to the map,
click here. Otherwise, feel free to use the attached map below to help you on your journey. Happy trails!
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