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Bilke's Western Museum


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Bilke's Western Museum Bilke's has several interesting features that tourists find entertaining and educational, a full size mural of the longhorn cattle drive on the side of our building plus a western museum located upstairs. This is a personal collection of Jim Bilke and features many antique bits, spurs, saddles, and more.


Admission: FREE ADMISSION
Hours: Open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Address: 11th and Military Avenue (Historic Route 66)
Phone: 620-856-5707

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Historic Walking Tour

Walk along the downtown sidewalks on both sides of Military Avenue. Posted on the store fronts of the historic buildings are framed accounts of the original occupants of each store, their dates, and sometimes an account of a particular historical event that took place at that spot.

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National Cemetery #2

The soldier's plot in this cemetery was designated by the federal government after the Civil War on ground donated by the city for that purpose. It is under the jurisdiction of the National Cemetery Plot in Ft. Scott. The soldier's monument was erected in the spring of 1870

Baxter Springs, KS Cemeteries

Black Dog Trail Marker

Located on the grounds of the Historical Museum, the marker commemorates the Black Dog Trail opened in 1803 by Chief Black Dog ( Manka - Chonka) and his band of Osage Indians who had a village nearby where springs once flowed freely.

Baxter Springs, KS Historical Markers

Riverside Park

Riverside Park is located at the east edge of Baxter Springs on Spring River on the south side of Highway 166

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Trading Post Museum

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