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Wallace County, KS

Wallace CountyOpportunities to explore the history and natural beauties abound in Wallace County. The adventures of the Old West explode when reliving the life of the frontiersmen. Memories of the old Fort Wallace come back to haunt you as you walk through the post cemetery and read the authentic tombstones depicting the hardships of life when first settling on the high plains.

The Fort Wallace Museum complex will continue to add to your interest of the days when the West was transformed from an untamed prairie land to a land of the industrial age and transportation.

Broaden your horizons by looking out over the vast acres of grass and farmland from atop Mt. Sunflower. Tourists can even cross country ski at Mt. Sunflower and there is always hiking, fishing, hunting and camping. Mt. Sunflower was designated in 1961, as Kansas' highest point.

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Mt. Sunflower

Mt. Sunflower was designated as Kansas highest point in 1961. A United States Geological Survey officially plotted the elevation at 4039 feet. True mountains are called such because of a 2000 foot difference in altitude in a 10-20

Sharon Springs, KS Natural Attractions

Fort Wallace Museum

On the grounds of the Fort Wallace Museum visitors will find the original Pond Creek Stage Station, built in 1865 as a "home station"

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Old Post Cemetery

All that remains of the original Fort Wallace now is the old post cemetery, enclosed by stone walls within the Wallace Township cemetery. In December of 1885, the U.S. Government extricated the bodies of 88 soldiers with headstones marked between 1867-1879

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Trail Rides

The historic Butterfield Trail is a popular trail that people still use for trail rides today. The Butterfield Overland Dispatch Trail surveyed in 1865 was originally used in 1859 by gold seekers as the fastest way to get to the Colorado mines.

Sharon Springs, KS Trail Rides

Fort Wallace

Fort Wallace was first called Camp Pond Creek and was established in September, 1865, about one-and-a-half miles southwest of present Wallace. The soldiers were moved about a year later to a site further west along the Smoky River, where the fort was built.

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Old Maid's Pool

The Old Maid's Pool, an ancient sinkhole long thought to be bottomless, is 125 yards in diameter apparently with neither inlet nor outlet. Its unfailing fresh water supply is believed to come from the underflow of the river nearby.

Sharon Springs, KS Natural Attractions

Sharon Springs Golf Course

Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Sharon Springs, KS Golf Courses

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