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Civil War Tour Take the self-guided Civil War tour of Baxter Springs. Visit 12 points of interest relating to the attack on Ft. Blair and the subsequent Battle of Baxter Springs. For example, SITE #2 - Quantrill divided his troops into three groups for the attack. One group, under Pond, moved up the hill to come in for the attack from the south. Another group under Gregg moved through the ravine to the right to attack the fort from the east. Quantrill himself took another group toward the north to circle in and attack from the north.

Maps and brochures may be picked up at the Historical Museum, the Chamber of Commerce, Cowtown Flea Market, or downtown restaurants.


Phone: 620-856-3131

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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.

Baxter Springs, KS Museums

Riverside Park

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

Baxter Springs, KS Recreation

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.

Baxter Springs, KS Historical Markers

Fort Blair Site

Baxter Springs was a stopping place on the old Military Road serving Army forts which protected the preCivil War West from "hostile" Indians. It wasn't until 1862

Baxter Springs, KS Forts

Historic Bridges

* Rainbow Curve Bridge just north of town is the only remaining Marsh Arch bridge on Rt. 66. * The InterUrban Street Car Bridge spans the lazy banks of the Spring River.

Baxter Springs, KS Historic Bridges

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