Frontier Military Historic Byway

Communities

You'll find both big and small communities along the Frontier Military Historic Byway. The 168-mile-long route has no shortage of stops, with over 20 communities to visit! Whether you come from out-of-state or from within Kansas, be sure to get off the road and explore these historic communities... You never know what you'll find! 

Southeast

Arma

Visit Arma along the Frontier Military Historic Byway just north of Frontenac and Pittsburg.

Pittsburg

Pittsburg is in the southeast corner of Kansas. This city hosts Little Balkans Days, a celebration of the community’s European ethnic…

Fort Scott

If you’re looking for a unique getaway with hometown hospitality, Fort Scott, Kansas is the place for you! 

Baxter Springs

Baxter Springs, with a population of approximately 4,000 is located in extreme southeast Kansas in Cherokee County. In 1926, Baxter…

Columbus

Columbus, with a population of approximately 3,200, is the county seat of Cherokee County. The City has a strong agricultural and industrial…

Mound City

Discover the epic civil war history of Mound City, KS

Pleasanton

Visit the historic civil war sites near Pleasanton.

La Cygne

Come and see the historic La Cygne in southeast Kansas.

Northeast

Stilwell

Escape the urban sprawl of Johnson County in the small community of Stilwell. 

Kansas City

Visit Kansas City, KS! The history of Kansas City is a tale of two cities; Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO. Divided by the Missouri…

Leavenworth

Leavenworth is the “First City of Kansas” and was incorporated in 1854. Leavenworth became nationally known as the…

Lansing

Experience the best of the KC metro area in Lansing

Lenexa

Find great places to stay and immerse yourself in Lenexa's series of food festivals. Experience one of the fastest growing cities in…

Overland Park

Overland Park, with its vibrant culture and welcoming spirit, is your family’s gateway to the Kansas City experience. Some of the…

Paola

Paola is a charming community located thirty minutes south of the Kansas City metropolitan area on US 169 Highway in Miami County. Park…

Bonner Springs

Bonner Springs is located in Northeast corner of Kansas. The city has many attractions such as Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Moon…

Olathe

Olathe is home to big city adventures and small town fun, where you can find a plethora of activities and attractions perfect for the whole…

Merriam

Ranked #76 on Livability's "Top 100 Small Towns" and #1 on Nerdwallet's "Best Places to Start a Business in…

Fort Leavenworth

Founded in 1827, Fort Leavenworth, known as the “Post that opened the West”, is the oldest fort west of the Mississippi River in…

Shawnee

Looking for a perfect family-friendly get away that’s close to the city but far from the hustle and bustle? Shawnee is your best bet!…

Frontier Military Historic Byway Map

Kansas Byways

Prairie Trail

When you travel the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway, you follow in the steps of Native Americans, explorers and pioneers as they sought food…

Post Rock

Over the Smoky Hills of weathered bedrock, the Post Rock Scenic Byway winds through fields, pastures and prairie.

Frontier Military

Travel through time, visiting multiple forts along the Frontier Military Historic Byway.  Originally built to move soldiers and…

Native Stone

Discover the natural beauty of the panoramic Native Stone Scenic Byway.

Flint Hills

The Flint Hills National Scenic Byway offers incredible views of the native grasses and flowers of the tallgrass prairie - one of the last…

Gypsum Hills

Ancient floodplains, buttes, canyons, mesas and sinkholes are rare on the Great Plains. Yet, nestled in the Kansas grasslands is the Gypsum…

Route 66

Kansas' Historic Route 66 Byway offers opportunities for visitors to enjoy a variety of experiences to "get their own kicks…

Smoky Valley

Named for their hazy, blue appearance at sunrise and sunset, the Smoky Hills divide the more easterly mixed-grass prairie from the…

Glacial Hills

The Glacial Hills Scenic Byway gets its name from the rolling hills and rock-strewn valleys carved by ancient glaciers. 

Wetlands & Wildlife

Along the byway, you'll encounter landscapes and communities shaped by the powerful forces of motion and change. You're entering a…

Western Vistas

Visit a rugged landscape on the culturally and visually fascinating route known as the Western Vistas Historic Byway. 

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