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Eastern Wooded Hills - South

Conflict over the slavery question defined the relationship between the easternmost counties of Kansas and the western counties of Missouri. The struggle for freedom marks the landscape of this itinerary. Explore the battlefields and hear the voices of these conflicts as you experience some of the landmarks in the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. Be sure to print out the downloadable PDF before you go!


Louisburg Listings


(913) 837-5202 14730 K68 HWY, Louisburg Map it
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Louisburg Cider Mill has apple cider and its famous cider doughnuts, of course, but also has a country store full of other... Learn more

Paola Listings

Beethoven's #9 The Restaurant

(913) 294-3000 2 W. Piankishaw, Paola Map it
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This mother-daughter owned and operated restaurant is a local favorite serving fresh locally grown products. Located just... Learn more

Casa Somerset Bed & Breakfast, LLC

913 557-9288 16315 W 287th St., Paola Map it
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Casa Somerset is a warm, beautiful Italian villa on 10 acres, nestled near the Somerset Wine Trail. The B&B overlooks a... Learn more

Somerset Ridge Vineyard & Winery

913-491-0038 29725 Somerset Road, Paola Map it
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Come for a visit and take a walk in the vineyard, enjoy the tasting room and join us for great weekend music, food and art... Learn more

Osawatomie Listings

John Brown Museum State Historic Site

(913) 755-4384 1000 Main St, Osawatomie Map it
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Witness pioneer life where Reverend Samuel and Florella Adair struggled to survive on the Kansas frontier while maintaining... Learn more

Williamsburg Listings

Guy & Mae's Tavern

(785) 746-8830 119 William St, Williamsburg Map it

Guy & Mae's Tavern is a finalist because of their tender ribs that they serve wrapped in foil and newspapers -- a family... Learn more

Pome on the Range Orchards & Winery

785-746-5492 2050 Idaho Road, Williamsburg Map it
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Pick-your-own apples, peaches and pumpkins, take an orchard tour, have a private party, use the picnic area, fish or just... Learn more

Garnett Listings

Prairie Spirit Trail

(785) 448-6767 Ottawa to Iola Map it
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The Prairie Spirit Trail in eastern Kansas is a 51 mile long path through small towns, scenic prairie and occasional... Learn more

Chanute Listings

Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum

(620) 431-2730 111 N Lincoln Ave, Chanute Map it
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The Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum is located in Osa's hometown of Chanute, Kansas. The museum was founded in 1961 to... Learn more

West Mineral Listings

Big Brutus Inc.

(620) 827-6177 6509 NW 60th ST, West Mineral Map it
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Named to the National Register of Historical Places in January 2018, Big Brutus put the oooohs and aaahs in the backyard... Learn more

Scammon Listings

Josie's Ristorante

(620) 479-8202 400 N Main, Scammon Map it
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Bring yourself, family or friends for a taste of old Italy. Dishes are prepared from family recipies that were brought over... Learn more

Baxter Springs Listings

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Riverton Listings

Nelson's Old Riverton Store

(620) 848-3330 7109 SE Hwy 66, Riverton Map it
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Operating along Historic Route 66 since before the Route officially opened. You'll find groceries, gifts, Route 66... Learn more

Galena Listings

Cars on the Route

(620) 783-1366 119 N. Main St, Galena Map it
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It is this old garage on the old Route 66 in Galena, Kansas, where the director John Lasseter and Joe Ranft of Pixar “Cars”... Learn more

Schermerhorn Park

(620) 783-5207 3511 S Main St, Galena Map it

Visit this wonderful Nature Center with picnic area, playground equipment, and shelter house. Back your car up to the edge of... Learn more

Southeast Kansas Nature Center and Shoal Creek Wildlife Area

(620) 783-5207 3511 S Main St, Galena Map it
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Located about one mile south of Galena on the east side of K-26. The entrance is just north of the bridge over Shoal... Learn more

Pittsburg Listings

Chicken Annie's Original, Inc.

(620) 231-9460 1143 E 600th Ave, Pittsburg Map it
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Family owned and operated chicken restaurant that helped make Crawford County the Chicken Capital of Kansas. Known for its... Learn more

Chicken Mary's

(620) 231-9510 1133 E 600th Ave, Pittsburg Map it

Family owned and operated chicken restaurant that helped make Crawford County the Chicken Capital of Kansas. Known for its... Learn more

Himmel House Bed & Breakfast

(620) 232-9497 402 West Euclid, Pittsburg Map it
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Built in 1905. Second floor reserved for guests only.

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Frontenac Listings

Frontenac Bakery

(620) 231-7980 211 N Crawford, Frontenac Map it
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The Frontenac Bakery was established in 1904 by Italian immigrant George Vacca. His original no-preservatives recipe is... Learn more

Farlington Listings

Crawford State Park, Lake and Farlington Fish Hatchery

(620) 362-3671 1 Lake Rd, Farlington Map it
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Located near the Frontier Military Historic Byway about 17 miles south of Fort Scott: From US-69, take K-7 south 13 miles;... Learn more

Fort Scott Listings

Fort Scott National Historic Site

(620) 223-0310 Old Fort Boulevard, Fort Scott Map it
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Each of the site's 20 historic structures, furnished rooms, exhibits, costumed interpreters, and special event weekends... Learn more

Gordon Parks Museum / Center for Culture and Diversity

(800) 874-3722 2108 South Horton Street, Fort Scott Map it
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The Gordon Parks Museum highlights the life and work of Kansas-born photographer Gordon Parks. Exhibits, personal artifacts,... Learn more

Lyons Twin Mansions

(620) 223-3644 742 & 750 South National Avenue, Fort Scott Map it
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These 1876 Victorian treasures have inspired OOH's and AH'S and WOW's for generations. Lyons Twin Mansions offer very... Learn more

The Courtland Hotel & Spa

(620) 223-0098 121 East 1st St, Fort Scott Map it
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“Your Place to be and stay in Fort Scott”
It's a charming alternative to typical Hotel lodging. Listed in the... Learn more

Pleasanton Listings

Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site

(785) 352-8890 20485 Hwy 52, Pleasanton Map it
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At Mine Creek in 1864 a large body of Union cavalry swept down on the rear of Confederate General Sterling Price's supply... Learn more

Kansas Byways Listings

Frontier Military Historic Byway

(913) 491-0123 9001 W. 110th St., Ste. 100, Overland Park Map it
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The Frontier Military Historic Byway abounds with history. The Forts tell the stories of the early military development to... Learn more

Kansas Route 66 Historic Byway

Baxter Springs Map it
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Kansas' Historic Route 66 Byway offers opportunities for visitors to enjoy a variety of experiences to "get their own kicks"... Learn more