Frontier Military Historic Byway

History & Heritage

The Frontier Military Historic Byway is filled with incredible history. The 168-mile byway is found along old military supply routes, which highlights the interesting military impacts that are still felt today. Visitors can experience both active and retired military forts, learn more about the Santa Fe Trail, immerse themselves in unique Civil War history (from the legendary John Brown and the nation's first Black regiment to the state's only Civil War battle site), study notable Black photographer and Civil Rights activist Gordon Parks, find out more about the impact of Kansas' mining industry on national labor rights, and so much more. The historical significance of this byway lives up to its name, so bring your notebook and pencil... You're going to want to remember it all!

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