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Medicine Lodge, Kansas

Medicine Lodge, Kansas

Nestled in valley of the spectacular Gypsum Hills is the historic town of Medicine Lodge, so name for the Indian council house once located on the legendary healing waters of the Medicine River. The town was the site of the signing of the historic Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty between the United States Government and the five tribes of Plains Indians - Kiowa, Comanche, Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Apache. A reproduction of the "medicine lodges" built by the Kiowa Indians can be found in the Stockade Museum located adjacent to the Carry Nation Home.

Hundreds of people from across the country gather for three unforgettable weekends in May and September for trail rides, legends, scenic tours, western art, and rodeo. Every three years the spectacular 3 day reenactment of the Peace Treaty Pageant captivates the young and old. Come for a few hours or spend the rest of your life. You are always welcome in Medicine Lodge.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum

The Stockade Museum is enclosed by a replica frontier stockade. The museum displays a multitude of photographs and artifacts which help tell the fascinating story of Medicine Lodge and the surrounding area in the 1870s. Also, an 1877

Medicine Lodge, KS Museums

Indian Peace Treaty Pageant

The Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Pageant compresses three hundred years of history into two hours of education and entertainment as big as life in a setting that looks as it must have in 1867

Medicine Lodge, KS Pageants

Barber County State Lake

Stop an take in the scenery at Barber County State Lake. Enjoy the 77

Medicine Lodge, KS Recreation

Gypsum Hills Scenic Drive

To take the Gypsum Hills Scenic Drive, travel west of Medicine Lodge on US 160 for 3 plus miles. There, a sign will indicate for you to head south (paved) and in about a mile you will round a curve and be introduced to the beauty of the Gypsum Hills. 2 1/2

Medicine Lodge, KS Scenic Drives


Things to do near Medicine Lodge, KS