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This is a land of wide-open spaces, of prairie grasslands and flaxen-colored wheat fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. This is the place where the real "Wild West" began. Where buffalo hunters and cattle rustlers stirred up a ruckus in Dodge City, once called the "Wickedest Little City in America." Follow in the tracks of great lawmen like Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and Doc Holiday. Or track down the 100-year-old secrets of the little town of Meade, where the infamous Dalton Gang once hid out. Wild West Country is a land of big horizons and large-scale wonders, such as Mighty Samson, the largest bridge of its kind in the world. The largest hand-dug well in the world. The largest meteorite of its kind. In Wild West Country, there's room to stretch your legs and your imagination -- with plenty of folklore and generous helpings of hospitality.

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Cattle Feeding Industry

See the multi-million dollar cattle feeding industry in action. Visit a feedlot and see how modern equipment and management work hand-in-hand to produce food for a nation. Scott County ranks #1 in cattle feeding counties in Kansas.

Scott City, KS Agriculture

Hugoton Gas Derrick

The gas well that was dug into the Hugoton Gas Field in 1945

Hugoton, KS Natural Attractions

Meade Lake Fishing

In the 80-acre lake, bluegill, channel cat and largemouth bass are plentiful and provide excellent opportunities for the angler. A boat ramp is available to unload boats. No skiing or pleasure boating is allowed and all boats must be operated at no-wake speeds.

, KS Fishing

Coronado Museum

The Coronado Museum is housed in a landmark structure originally built in 1918

Liberal, KS Museums

Cimarron National Grassland Trails

The Cimarron offers many types of terrain that suits the activity level of most any hiker. The Companion Trail parallels the Santa Fe National Historic Trail for 19 of the 23

, KS Trails

Haskell County Museum

The historic Santa Fe depot was the first building to house the Haskell County Museum . It was moved from the railroad tracks to its present location at the fair grounds where the museum has expanded its displays to the additional building.

Sublette, KS Museums

Columbian School House

The Columbian Schoolhouse, built in 1893, was named after the Columbian Exposition held in Chicago. Later shortened to Columbia, the school conducted its last class approximately 1945. This one room school was moved to the museum site from 15 miles north of Lakin and restored in 1984.

Lakin, KS Historic Schoolhouses

Sublette High School

A new gym at the High School and a new trophy case will house the Girls state basketball championship trophy, the second in 20 years.Barry Lucas chosen Coach Of the Year by the 2

Sublette, KS Sports

Round Red Barn

The Kearny County Historical Society has purchased the old, 12-sided barn on the west edge of Lakin. It was restored at its present site, and then moved to a foundation at the Museum Complex in 2001. The barn was built in 1909

Lakin, KS Historic Buildings

Santa Fe Depot

Lakin originated as one of the early stops on the Santa Fe Railroad from Dodge City to Colorado in 1872. This depot, constructed in 1876, replaced the original boxcar depot. The depot was moved to the museum site and restored in 1984. Mr. James Thomas, grandson of the O'

Lakin, KS Railroad History

Edwards County Historical Society Museum

Welcome to Edwards County Historical Society sod house, museum, and chapel, which is located half-way between New York City and San Francisco, in the Half-way Park at the West Edge of Kinsley, Kansas.

Kinsley, KS Museums

Municipal Swimming Pool

Cool off on those hot summer days at the Hugoton Municipal Swimming Pool. Zip down the water slides, splash in from the diving boards, or relax on the side of the pool. A great way to escape the heat of the summer.

Hugoton, KS Recreation

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