Edwards County Historical Museum and Sod House

(620) 659-2420
W Hwy 56, Kinsley, KS 67547

Enjoy a rest from your travels in Midway Park, take your picture next the Midway USA Sign and enjoy some free sites! Kinsley, Kansas, earned the name "Midway USA" by being exactly 1,561 miles from San Francisco to the west and 1,561 miles to New York in the east, inspiring a 1939 Saturday Evening Post cover showing two cars, starting in Kinsley and going in opposite directions, both bearing a sign saying "World's Fair or Bust." In 1939, there were two "World's Fairs": an eponymous one in New York, and the Golden Gate Exposition in San Francisco. The sign and park are located at the juncture of Highways 50 and 56. The park features a rest stop complete with picnic tables, bathroom facilities, and playground equipment. The Edwards County Historical Society Museum shares the park and features a steam engine, antique farm equipment, an old church, sod house, museum and murals. Also close by is the All Veterans Memorial.

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