The Oldest Bar In Kansas Has A Fascinating History

Some history buffs study wartime artifacts, but others like their history served in a glass. This bar in Kansas is the oldest we could find on record, and is a good piece of history to share. This might come as a surprise, but did you know this beloved restaurant is also the oldest bar in Kansas? Let’s check it out!

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You’ll find Hays House at 112 W. Main Street in Council Grove, Kansas. It’s in the eastern half, straight south of Manhattan. Feel free to use the map below to help you get there. As always, happy trails!

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