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only courthouse between St. Louis and the Pacific
when the Santa Fe Trail began.
visitindependence.com * 816-325-7890

the legacy of Sen. Bob Dole with programs and
exhibits. Open for public research.
doleinstitute.org * 785-864-4900

American Jazz Museum

Evel Knievel Museum

1616 E 18th St., Kansas City, MO
Uniquely American art form comes alive through
interactive exhibits, educational programs, The Blue
Room jazz club and the Gem Theater.
americanjazzmuseum.org * 816-474-8463

2047 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS
A two-story museum filled with interactive displays
and Evel Knievel memorabilia. A 4-D jump launches
you over 15 police cars.
evelknievelmuseum.org * 785-215-6205

American Royal Museum

First City Museum

1701 American Royal Ct., Kansas City, MO
Dedicated to teaching the history of the American
Royal and the role of agribusiness in modern life.
americanroyal.com * 816-221-9800

743 Delaware St., Leavenworth, KS
Educational displays cover topics on World War I,
World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and Iraq War.
firstcitymuseums.org * 913-682-1866

Arabia Steamboat Museum

First Land Office

400 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO
More than 200 tons of treasure from the sunken
1856 steamboat Arabia, including china, jewelry,
clothing, hardware and food.
1856.com * 816-471-1856

6th & Lincoln Sts., Osawatomie, KS
Built in 1854 as the land patent office of H.B. Smith
and his brother, the first land patent agents in
Kansas Territory.
osawatomieks.org

Asylum Bridge

Flood Marker

Marais Des Cygnes River & First St., Osawatomie, KS
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places,
the bridge was built in 1905 by the KC Bridge Co.
for $4,800.
miamicountyks.org

343rd St. & Columbia Rd., Paola, KS
In 1951, the Marais des Cygnes River swelled with
rains and rose above 50.3 feet. A marker attests to
this deluge.
miamicountyks.org * 913-294-4045

Bingham-Waggoner Estate

Fontana Cemetery

313 W Pacific Ave., Independence, MO
1890s Victorian estate was home to famous
Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham. Tours April-
Oct. and holiday events in Dec.
bwestate.org * 816-461-3491

383rd & Osage Sts., Fontana, KS
One of the oldest cemeteries in Miami County and
resting place for soldiers and veterans of many wars.
miamicountyks.org * 913-849-3693

Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center

600 Thomas Ave., Ft. Leavenworth, KS
Established in 1827, oldest fort west of the
Mississippi River in continuous operation.
garrison.leavenworth.army.mil * 913-682-4113

3700 Blue Pkwy., Kansas City, MO
A living museum built to honor the contributions of
African-American residents of Kansas City.
kcparks.org * 816-513-0700

Buffalo Soldier Monument

Ft. Leavenworth, KS

Ft. Osage National Historic Landmark &
Education Center

Grant & Stimson Aves., Leavenworth, KS
Dedicated in 1992 by Gen. Colin Powell to the
memory of the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments
made up of black soldiers.
913-682-4113

105 Osage St., Sibley, MO
Historic fort overlooking Missouri River. First U.S.
outpost in Louisiana Purchase.
makeyourdayhere.com * 816-229-8980

Carroll Mansion
1128 5th Ave., Leavenworth, KS
A living museum celebrating the lifestyle of an
1890s household.
leavenworthhistory.org * 913-682-7759

100 Reynolds Ave., Ft. Leavenworth, KS
Focuses on Ft. Leavenworth's role in Westward
expansion.
armyupress.army.mil/Educational-Services/
Frontier-Army-Museum * 913-684-3767

Chicago and Alton Depot

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

318 W Pacific Ave., Independence, MO
Two-story train depot, built in 1879, restored on the
grounds of the museum.
chicagoalton1879depot.com * 816-325-7955

500 W Hwy. 24, Independence, MO
Hailed as the "best presidential museum" by Dallas
Morning News. Home to exhibits on Truman's life
and legacy and his final resting place.
trumanlibrary.org * 816-268-8200

Command and General Staff College
Foundation
100 Stimson Ave., Fort Leavenworth, KS
Promoting the development of military leaders of
character and competence for ethical service to the
nation.
cgscfoundation.org * 913-327-9848

Creamery Bridge
Marais Des Cygnes River & 8th St., Osawatomie, KS
One of two Marsh Arch triple-span bridges in area.
The design used rainbow arches that expanded/
contracted with the bridge floors.
osawatomieks.org * 913-755-4114

Dole Institute of Politics
2350 Petefish Dr., Lawrence, KS
Celebrates public service, civil discourse and
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Frontier Army Museum

Hillsdale Cemetery
225th & Grant Sts., Hillsdale, KS
This cemetery includes resting sites of Union soldiers.
miamicountyks.org * 913-294-4045

Historic Lecompton
640 E Woodson Ave., Lecompton, KS
Civil War history, territorial capital of KS,
Constitution Hall, National Landmark, National
Historic Register site.
lecomptonkansas.com * 785-887-6148

Historic Mt. Gilead Church
15918 Plattsburg Rd., Kearney, MO
The two-acre property includes the historic church,
school and cemetery.
claycountymo.gov/mtgilead * 816-736-8500

Horace M. Peterson III Visitors Center
1616 E 18th St., Kansas City, MO
Visitors center and home to a moving documentary
film, introducing everyday heroes in the 18th & Vine
neighborhood.
americanjazzmuseum.com * 816-474-8463

Jesse James Bank Museum
103 N Water St., Liberty, MO
Site of the first U.S. daylight bank robbery during
peacetime. Located on the northeast corner of the
historic Liberty Square.
jessejamesmuseum.org * 816-736-8510

Jesse James Birthplace
21216 Jesse James Farm Rd., Kearney, MO
Birthplace of Jesse James, with 20-min. intro
film, three galleries of artifacts and guided tours
of original 1822 cabin.
jessejamesmuseum.org * 816-736-8500

John Brown Museum State Historic Site
1000 Main St., Osawatomie, KS
Headquarters of the controversial John Brown and
site of the Battle of Osawatomie, during Kansas'
struggle to become a free territory.
kshs.org * 913-755-4384

Johnson County Archives
19310 W 159th St., Ste. 1100, Olathe, KS
Documents relating to local Johnson County, KS,
history and genealogy.
jocogov.org * 913-715-0400

Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS
Home to the Johnson County Museum, including
the 1950s All-Electric House, KidScape Experience,
Black Box Theatre, Fine and Performing Arts
programs.
jcprd.com * 913-826-2787

Johnson County Museum
8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS
Home to the 1950s All-Electric House, the new
KidScape Experience, Becoming Johnson County
exhibition and traveling exhibitions.
jocomuseum.org * 913-826-2787

Kansas City Automotive Museum
15095 W 116th St., Olathe, KS
Highlighting KC's auto history, including the Ford
Winchester Plant, the Fairyland Drive-In, four
driving simulators and much more.
kansascityautomuseum.com * 913-322-4227

Lanesfield Historic Site
18745 S Dillie Rd., Edgerton, KS
One-room limestone schoolhouse chronicling
history of education in Kansas and Johnson County,
a typical school day and its curriculum.
jocomuseum.org * 913-893-6645

Louisburg Cemetery
K-68 & S Rogers Rd., Louisburg, KS
Featuring a memorial to veterans and a cannon
used during the Civil War.
miamicountyks.org * 913-837-3555

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm
1200 E Kansas City Rd., Olathe, KS
Farm established in 1858. Existing home was built
in 1865 and used as a stagecoach stop on the
Santa Fe Trail.
mahaffie.org * 913-971-5111
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