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Baldwin City, Kansas

Baker University and Baldwin City Recreation Commission present the annual Community Wellness Festival this year that will run from 9am-noon. The event will be kick off with a 5-K run/walk, which costs $10 for individuals and $25 for families, and include other activities such as 70 exhibits, free screenings for: blood pressure, posture check, body fat, bone density, hearing, vision and dental; screenings provided by Lawrence Memorial Hospital, drawings, and free t-shirts to the first 200 attendees along with free bicycle helmets for children as long as supplies last. The event is free to the public. Register for participation in events by March 30.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Baldwin, Historical Marker

Here, and for the next 300 miles west, Highway 56 roughly follows the old Santa Fe Trail, and frequently crosses it. White settlement began in this area in 1854, the year Kansas became a territory, and in 1855

Baldwin City, KS Pioneer Life

Battle of Black Jack

This battle was part of the struggle to make Kansas a free state. In May, 1856, Pro-slavery men destroyed buildings and newspaper presses in Lawrence, Free-State headquarters. John Brown's company then killed 5

Baldwin City, KS Battlesites

The Historic Santa Fe Depot

The Santa Fe Depot was built in 1906 and is the only remaining depot of Kansas' first railroad south of the Kaw, the Leavenworth, Lawrence, and Ft. Gibson.

It includes unique architectural features of triple arched windows, floor water cooler, dual gas/

Baldwin City, KS Railroad History

Case Hall

Case Hall is Baker University's first library building. Completed in 1907 with a grant from the Carnegie Foundation it is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its innovated construction for the time.

It was designed by Baker'

Baldwin City, KS National Register

Grove and West Parks

Grove Park, Fremont and Third, and West Park, 11th and High, are tree-shaded city-owned parks equipped with children's playground areas with swings, slides, and other equipment.

Baldwin City, KS Parks

Things to do near Baldwin City, KS