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

Fort Scott

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

Arma

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

Baxter Springs

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

Pleasanton

Visit the historic civil war sites near Pleasanton.

Columbus

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

Pittsburg

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

Mound City

Discover the epic civil war history of Mound City, KS

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. 

Paola

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

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!…

Merriam

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

Lenexa

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

Bonner Springs

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

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…

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…

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…

Lansing

Experience the best of the KC metro area in Lansing

Leavenworth

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

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Food & Drink

Discover great places to eat along the Frontier Military Historic Byway.

Points of Interest & Amenities

Discover old military trails once used to transport troops and supplies - many recreational adventures and unique historic sites await you…

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