Eastern Wooded Hills - South

Conflict over the slavery question defined the relationship between the easternmost counties of Kansas and the western counties of Missouri. The struggle for freedom marks the landscape of this itinerary. Explore the battlefields and hear the voices of these conflicts as you experience some of the landmarks in the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. Be sure to print out the downloadable PDF before you go!




14730 K68 HWY
Louisburg, KS 66053
Phone: (913) 837-5202
Louisburg Cider Mill has apple cider and its famous cider doughnuts, of course, but also has a country store full of other wonderful products. Depending on the season, the Louisburg Cider Mill ... More



Beethoven's #9 The Restaurant

2 W. Piankishaw
Paola, KS 66071
Phone: (913) 294-3000
This mother-daughter owned and operated restaurant is a local favorite serving fresh locally grown products. Located just off of Paola Square, one can be sure to find a favorite on this menu that ... More

Casa Somerset Bed & Breakfast LLC

16315 W 287th St.
Paola, KS 66071
Phone: 913 557-9288
Nestled on six acres in Somerset Kansas, Casa Somerset Bed & Breakfast enjoys a country setting very near to our Miami County local wineries. We are close to Overland Park and 45 minutes from ... More

Somerset Ridge Vineyard & Winery

29725 Somerset Road
Paola, KS 66071
Phone: 913-491-0038
Come for a visit and take a walk in the vineyard, enjoy the tasting room and join us for great weekend music, food and art events! More than 20 locally-grown wines for you to enjoy. Open Wed. - ... More



John Brown Museum State Historic Site

1000 Main St
John Brown Memorial Park
Osawatomie, KS 66064
Phone: (913) 755-4384
Witness pioneer life where Reverend Samuel and Florella Adair struggled to survive on the Kansas frontier while maintaining their Abolitionist principles. The Kansas career of Florella's ... More



Guy & Mae's Tavern

119 William St
Williamsburg, KS 66095
Phone: (785) 746-8830
Guy & Mae's Tavern is a finalist because of their tender ribs that they serve wrapped in foil and newspapers -- a family business since 1973! Guy and Mae Kesner were the original owners of this ... More

Pome on the Range Orchards & Winery

2050 Idaho Road
Williamsburg, KS 66095
Phone: 785-746-5492
Pick-your-own apples, peaches and pumpkins, take an orchard tour, have a private party, use the picnic area, fish or just feed the ducks at Pome on the Range. Pick out a number of items in the ... More



Prairie Spirit Trail

Ottawa to Iola, KS
Phone: (785) 448-6767
The Prairie Spirit Trail in eastern Kansas is a 51 mile long path through small towns, scenic prairie and occasional wildlife. The trail of hard-packed limestone runs north/south between Ottawa ... More



Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum

111 N Lincoln Ave
Chanute, KS 66720
Phone: (620) 431-2730
The Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum is located in Osa's hometown of Chanute, Kansas. The museum was founded in 1961 to preserve the Johnsons' achievements and to encourage further research ... More

West Mineral


Big Brutus Inc.

6509 NW 60th ST
PO Box 25
West Mineral, KS 66782-0025
Phone: (620) 827-6177
Big Brutus put the oooohs and aaahs in the backyard of the Heartlands!!! Miles before you reach this retired giant — you can see it on the horizon south of West Mineral, Kansas. Standing beside it ... More



Josie's Ristorante

400 N Main
Scammon, KS 66773
Phone: (620) 479-8202
Bring yourself, family or friends for a taste of old Italy. Dishes are prepared from family recipies that were brought over from the old country. The restorante decor will bring you back to ... More

Baxter Springs


Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum

740 East Ave
Baxter Springs, KS 66713
Phone: (620) 856-2385
Outstanding museum with two floors of climate-controlled displays and research facility. Exhibits interpret the rich history of the town, including industry and commerce, domestic life and social ... More



Nelson's Old Riverton Store

7109 SE Hwy 66
Riverton, KS 66770
Phone: (620) 848-3330



Cars on the Route

119 N. Main St
Galena, KS 66739
Phone: (620) 783-1366
It is this old garage on the old Route 66 in Galena, Kansas, where the director John Lasseter and Joe Ranft of Pixar “Cars” saw the rusty old tow truck that inspired the character “Tow Mater”. ... More

Schermerhorn Park

3511 S Main St
Galena, KS 66739
Phone: (620) 783-5207
Visit this wonderful Nature Center with picnic area, playground equipment, and shelter house. Back your car up to the edge of the creek and pull out your lawn chair. Join others sitting in the ... More

Southeast Kansas Nature Center and Shoal Creek Wildlife Area

3511 S Main St
Galena, KS 66739
Phone: (620) 783-5207
Located about one mile south of Galena on the east side of K-26. The entrance is just north of the bridge over Shoal Creek. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ... More



Chicken Annie's Original, Inc.

1143 E 600th Ave
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Phone: (620) 231-9460
Family owned and operated chicken restaurant that helped make Crawford County the Chicken Capital of Kansas. Known for its unique family recipes and sides, if you eat at one chicken restaurant in ... More

Chicken Mary's

1133 E 600th Ave
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Phone: (620) 231-9510
Family owned and operated chicken restaurant that helped make Crawford County the Chicken Capital of Kansas. Known for its unique family recipes and sides, if you eat at one chicken restaurant in ... More

Himmel House Bed & Breakfast

402 West Euclid
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Phone: (620) 232-9497
Built in 1905. Second floor reserved for guests only. More



Frontenac Bakery

211 N Crawford
Frontenac, KS 66763
Phone: (620) 231-7980
The Frontenac Bakery was established in 1904 by Italian immigrant George Vacca. His original no-preservatives recipe is still used today, the bread is served at all chicken restaurants in Crawford ... More



Crawford State Park, Lake and Farlington Fish Hatchery

1 Lake Rd
Farlington, KS 66734
Phone: (620) 362-3671
Located near the Frontier Military Historic Byway about 17 miles south of Fort Scott: From US-69, take K-7 south 13 miles; from Girard, follow K-7 north 9 miles then turn east onto K-277 which ... More

Fort Scott


Courtland Hotel and Day Spa

121 East 1st Street
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Phone: (620) 223-0098
“Your Place to be and Stay in Fort Scott”Its a Charming alternative to typical Hotel lodging. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Courtland Hotel & Aveda Spa is ... More

Fort Scott National Historic Site

Old Fort Boulevard
PO Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Phone: (620) 223-0310
Each of the site's 20 historic structures, furnished rooms, exhibits, costumed interpreters, and special event weekends help you experience the events that shaped the nation. First Kansas Colored ... More

Gordon Parks Museum / Center for Culture and Diversity

2108 South Horton Street
Fort Scott Community College
Ellis Family Fine Arts Center
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Phone: (800) 874-3722
The Gordon Parks Museum highlights the life and work of Kansas-born photographer Gordon Parks. Exhibits, personal artifacts, and iconic photographs tell the story of his life from his humble ... More

Lyons Twin Mansions

742 & 750 South National Avenue
2 blocks west of Hwy 69
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Phone: (620) 223-3644
These 1876 Victorian treasures have inspired OOH's and AH'S and WOW's for generations. Lyons Twin Mansions offer very contemporary amenities enveloped in the grandeur of Italianate architecture ... More



Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site

20485 Hwy 52
Pleasanton, KS 66075-8890
Phone: (785) 352-8890
At Mine Creek in 1864 a large body of Union calvalry swept down on the rear of Confederate General Sterling Price's supply train that was returning south after a long raid through Missouri and ... More

Kansas Byways


Frontier Military Historic Byway

9001 W. 110th St., Ste. 100
Overland Park, KS 66210
Phone: (913) 491-0123
The Frontier Military Historic Byway abounds with history. The Forts tell the stories of the early military development to protect westward pioneers. The Byway also tells the tales of the ... More

Kansas Route 66 Historic Byway

Baxter Springs, KS 66713
Kansas' Historic Route 66 Byway offers opportunities for visitors to enjoy a variety of experiences to "get their own kicks" while driving the original Kansas portion of Route 66, found in the ... More