Baxter Springs Historical Museum

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Baxter Springs Historical Museum The Baxter Springs Historical Museum is filled with exhibits depicting the various stages of the city's history from the days of the Osage Indians through the Civil War and the lead and zinc mining era. Enjoy twenty thousand square feet of climate controlled historical exhibits for your pleasure. Experience an authentic Victorian Parlor; Visit the reconstructed pre-Civil War Cabin; Visit a full scale replica of a Tri-State lead and zinc mine; See Wedding Finery through the years; Walk the wooden sidewalks of historical Military Road, and visit the Blacksmith Shop. See American Wars Exhibits, area Indian Culture, and Civil War.

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Address: 740 East Avenue
Phone: 620-856-2385
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Black Dog Trail Marker

Located on the grounds of the Historical Museum, the marker commemorates the Black Dog Trail opened in 1803 by Chief Black Dog ( Manka - Chonka) and his band of Osage Indians who had a village nearby where springs once flowed freely.

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Riverside Park

Riverside Park is located at the east edge of Baxter Springs on Spring River on the south side of Highway 166

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Little League Baseball Museum

This museum displays many awards and memorabilia of local sports heroes such as Mickey Mantle and Hale Irwin and other stars a Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Bill Russell, and other.

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National Cemetery #2

The soldier's plot in this cemetery was designated by the federal government after the Civil War on ground donated by the city for that purpose. It is under the jurisdiction of the National Cemetery Plot in Ft. Scott. The soldier's monument was erected in the spring of 1870

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Tri-State Marker

See the Tri-State Marker and be in three states at once! The meeting point of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri is 6 miles east of Baxter Springs on Highway 166/400. Turn south on the small paved road just west of the state line, and continue to the dead end. Built in 1938

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