2 miles Northeast of Pleasanton Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1992 for the protection and restoration of bottomland hardwood forest. Approximately 5,000 acres of the 7,500 Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge
Sponsored by the Linn County Historical Society, the museum has one of the best genealogy libraries in the region. Displays relate a wide range of county history, including the Mine Creek Battle, lead mining in Kansas, and an old country store exhibit. Learn about Indians who inhabited this area;
One of the largest Cavalry engagements of the entire Civil War, and the only one fought on Kansas soil, the Battle of Mine Creek occurred on Oct. 25, 1864, when 2,500 Union horsemen defeated 6,500 Confederate soldiers, killing or capturing over 1,000
Trading Post is one of the oldest settlements in Kansas and the site of an early French trading post with the Osage Indians, established in 1825.
The museum features early settlers pictures, Indian artifacts, John Brown's cabin door from cabin built at Massacre park in 1858