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Grant County Museum The Grant County Museum is housed in a handmade adobe structure built for a county shop in the 1930s as a WPA project. The museum is now on the State Register of Historic Places.

The museum chronicles county and area history from mastodons to gas wells. Its emphasis is on the Santa Fe Trail, Jedediah Smith and Wagonbed Springs. Also included in the Museum Complex is a historic hotel and one-room schoolhouse.


Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Address: 300 East Oklahoma (Hwy 160)
Phone: 620-356-3009

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Grant County Museum

The Grant County Museum is housed in a handmade adobe structure built for a county shop in the 1930s as a WPA project. The museum is now on the State Register of Historic Places.

Ulysses, KS Museums

Santa Fe Trail Ruts

Come and see the wheel ruts of the famous 60 mile "Jornada" Trail, a stretch of arid prairie between the Arkansas and Cimarron Rivers referred to by early Spanish explorers as the "jornada de muerte" or journey of death

Ulysses, KS Landmarks

Wagon Bed Springs

Wagon Bed Springs, sometimes called Lower Cimarron Springs, on the Cimarron River in Southwest Kansas afforded the first water during the dry season on the 60

Ulysses, KS Pioneer History

Old Edwards Hotel

Located in the Museum Complex, the Old Edwards Hotel was cut into three sections for moving in 1909

Ulysses, KS Historic Hotels

Swimming Pool Complex

Cool off during those hot, Kansas summer days at the Grant County Swimming Pool Complex. The Complex has an outdoor olympic-size pool with diving area, two kiddie and toddler pools, and an olympic-size, heated, indoor lap pool.

Ulysses, KS Recreation

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