A restored Phillips 66 Service Station. Built in 1930 by Independent Oil and Gas which merged with Phillips Oil Company later that year. The station was purchased by the Baxter Springs Historical Society in 2006 and restored in 2008 through a National Park Service grant.
Now serves as as Visitors' Center for Route 66 travelers. Operated by volunteers, the center offers Route 66 information, souvenirs and memorabilia. Open Seasonally April through November as Staff is available.
Kansas Route 66 Vistors' Center is found along Kansas’ Historic Route 66 Byway. This fun 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 "Ozark Plateau" or Southeast corner of the state. Drive over many of the original structures of "The Mother Road," including the only remaining Marsh Arch Bridge on Route 66, or stop at the Nelson's Old Riverton Store, known as one of the most authentic, still working 75+ year old stores of its kind on all of Route 66. Take your picture with the tow truck that was the inspiration for the character "Mater" from the "Cars" movie or discover Schermerhorn Park and the Southeast Kansas Nature Center. Take a look at the other sights along the Historic Route 66 Byway here.
Kansas Route 66 Vistors' Center is found along the Frontier Military Historic Byway. Exploring this byway is like traveling through time when you visit the multiple historic forts that are the namesake for the byway. Originally built to move soldiers and supplies, the Military Trail has watched American history unfold. Traveling from North to South, you'll find various landmarks such as Fort Leavenworth and Fort Scott, to other historical gems like the John Brown Museum. Also, along the route, hear legends and see monuments that memorialize history across the Kansas landscape. Take a look at the other sights you can see along the Frontier Military Historic Byway here.