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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

The Midland Historic Railroad

The Midland Historic Railroad began operation August 8, 1987 with a restored diesel engine, a 1923 Rock Island commuter coach and a 1950

Baldwin City, KS Railroad History

Palmyra Post Office

Located at the Old Castle Complex is the Palmyra Post Office and Blood's Grocery which opened in 1857. Originally located north of the highway on the Santa Fe Trail, it served travelers on the trail and the pioneer community of Palmyra, the original townsite later to become Baldwin City.

Baldwin City, KS Pioneer Life

Santa Fe Trail Ruts

The historic Santa Fe Trail which carried civilization and commerce between the East and the Mexican settlements of the southwest between 1825 and 1875

Baldwin City, KS Pioneer Life


Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel

This chapel's history takes a little more than a glance to read, but the story of its transport from a small town in England to its resurrection at Baker University is remarkable.

In 1864, after nearly six decades of meeting in local homes, a small Methodist congregation in Sproxton (

Baldwin City, KS Historic Churches

Things to do near Baldwin City, KS