Mine Creek Battlefield
Pleasanton, KS

Mine Creek Battlefield

Walk battlefields and Forts that played a significant role in the Bleeding Kansas era on this Historic Yellow Brick Road...

Historic Kansas Yellow Brick Road Trip

From 1854 to 1861, the tumultuous Bleeding Kansas years, the Kansas Territory was embroiled in conflict over whether to enter the Union as a free state or a slave state. Activists from both sides flooded the territory to attempt to sway the outcome, and the opposing factions engaged in conflict, violence and psychological warfare. Trace the state's history from the early military developments that protected westward pioneers to the years leading up to the Civil War.

Print out the downloadable PDF and come see for yourself why there is no place like Kansas.

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Fort Leavenworth Listings

Buffalo Soldier Monument

9136824113 Grant Ave by Smith Lake, Ft. Leavenworth Map it
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Impressive monument and surrounding reflecting pool and statue busts of several renowned African American soldiers was... Learn more

Fort Leavenworth

(913) 684-1724 Grant Ave, Fort Leavenworth Map it
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Many of the historic sites date back to the early days of the post. Follow the historical waysides tour, starting at the... Learn more

Frontier Army Museum

9136843191 100 Reynolds Ave., Bldg 801, Ft. Leavenworth Map it
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Tells the story of Fort Leavenworth from 1827-1917, and the history of the Frontier Army from 1804 when Lewis & Clark passed... Learn more

Leavenworth Listings

Historic Downtown Leavenworth

(913) 682-3924 416 Cherokee St, Leavenworth Map it
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Enjoy the modern life of the First City of Kansas. A full service downtown with over 275 businesses including 22 restaurants... 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

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

Pleasanton Listings

Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic Site

(913) 352-8890 20485 Hwy 52, Pleasanton Map it
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In May 1858, proslavery men gunned down 11 free-state men in a ravine that is now an important landmark. The shootings... Learn more

Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area

16382 Vail Rd, Pleasanton Map it
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Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area (7,654 ac) lies in the floodplain of the Marais des Cygnes River and is unique for its... Learn more

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 calvalry swept down on the rear of Confederate General Sterling Price's supply... 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 help... Learn more

Sharky's Pub & Grub

(620) 223-4777 16 North National Avenue, Fort Scott Map it
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Sports on the big screen, great food, fabulous service and good company! Learn more

Sugarfoot & Peaches BBQ

(620) 224-2888 1601 E Wall St., Fort Scott Map it

Sugarfoot and Peaches BBQ is proud to serve authentic slow smoked BBQ. We start with choice meats, seasoned with our own dry... Learn more

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 still... Learn more

Baxter Springs Listings

Baxter Springs Smokehouse

(620) 856-3287 2320 S. Military Avenue, Baxter Springs Map it
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Established in December of 2006, we have been serving the 4 states area with the best smoked meats, steaks and seafood... Learn more

Fort Blair Historic Site

(620) 856-2385 6th & Military, Baxter Springs Map it
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Replicated Civil War fort includes breastworks, block house, brush harbor and extensive signage. The fort was attacked by... 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