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Barber County, KS

Barber County , KSThe Gypsum, or Red, Hills of Barber County are one of the Sunflower State's best kept secret. Unlike anything else in the state, the short mesas, deep ravines, and caprock formations are worth a tour. The area is beautiful to explore in the wildflower bountiful late spring and summer, the colorful autumn or when the hills and cedar trees are covered with a new blanket of snow. Be sure to take time to explore the hills on the Scenic Drive located west of Medicine Lodge. You will be able to view the legendary Flowerpot Mound and Twin Peaks. Additional enjoyable time can be spent if you want to explore the lesser traveled roads.

Welcome to the land of homesteaders, Indian warriors, bank robbers and vigilantes. Bring your cameras and curiosity to explore a county rich in beauty and history, and full of fun.

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Historic Grand Hotel

Historic Grand HotelUp to a short time ago, this partially restored hotel featured restaurant facilities in the basement with an excellent decor and a supper club on the second floor. However, it is closed at the present time.

Medicine Lodge, KS Historic Buildings



Carry Nation Home

Carry A. Nation was a woman who changed the course of Kansas history. In 1880

Medicine Lodge, KS Famous Homes

Kiowa Historical Society Museums

Kiowa Historical Society is located in the old City Building/Jail and the Kiowa School Museum is located at 5

Kiowa, KS Museums

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

Barber County State Lake

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

Medicine Lodge, KS Recreation

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

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

Carry Nation Marker

"The hatchet Lady" began her crusade against alcohol by smashing her first saloon with rocks & bricks on July 6, 1899

Kiowa, KS Historical Markers

Petrified Tree Stump

A five foot high exemplary sample of petrified wood. Over 24

Kiowa, KS Landmarks

Medicine Lodge City Park

Located on Hiway 160 East. Stop and relax on your travels through Medicine Lodge. Enjoy camping (with hook-ups)

Medicine Lodge, KS Parks

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