Pawnee Rock State Historic Site

(785) 272-8681
1/2 mile N of US 56, Pawnee Rock, KS 67567
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For travelers on the Santa Fe Trail, this sandstone citadel was one of the most prominent landmarks on their long journey. Native Americans were said to have met at Pawnee Rock and reputedly used it as a vantage point to spot bison herds and approaching wagon trains. Stand atop Pawnee Rock and you can contemplate the rich history of the Santa Fe Trail and take in the commanding view of the Arkansas River Valley.

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