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Heritage Hills, Kansas

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A glacier once stood over this area, leaving behind a diverse landscape of steep, wooded river bluffs and magnificent prairie. Take the scenic route and discover more than 600 campsites, 30miles of bridle and hiking trails, 450 acres for backpackers and 9,000 acres of public hunting lands. If it's history you're after, Heritage Hills offers one of the finest state history museums in the nation; several nationally acclaimed museums of natural history, Kansas history and art; beautifully restored buildings and homes; as well as living history festivals/ The area may be most well known for its rich heritage , but it also attracts thousands of people every year to its world-famous Topeka Zoo... to one of the nation's newest auto racing facilities... to countless antique shops, boutiques, and outlet malls. Relax for a weekend or spend a week. Create some history of your own in Heritage Hills.

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Wilcox Classical Museum at Kansas University

Life-size plaster casts of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture and antiquities, such as vases and coins, are a part of this collection established in 1888

Lawrence, KS Museums

Carnegie Library

The Lyndon Carnegie Library is believed to be one of the smallest Carnegie Libraries in the United States. Erected in 1910 from a grant of $7,500 from philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, with the provision that the township agreed to maintain it at a cost of not less than $750 per annum.

Lyndon, KS National Register

Lutheran Church

Built in 1857, the Reverand J. B. McAfee's little Lutheran Church was the first Lutheran Church west of the Missouri River. It 1891 it was moved to its present location from three blocks north.

Valley Falls, KS Historic Churches

John Steuart Curry Boyhood Home Museum and Memoria

The Curry home was built in 1900. John Steuart Curry was then three years old. He lived in the home until he was eighteen. In 1987

Oskaloosa, KS Famous Homes

Sam Peppard's Wind Wagon

Samuel Peppard, a blacksmith and wagon maker during the mid 1800's, has provided the area with one of the most famous and interesting stories. While looking for adventure in the drought year of 1860

Oskaloosa, KS Pioneer Life

Santa Fe Depot Museum

Originally the social and commercial center of many communities in the United States was the town square, but the invention of telegraph, and its spread across America in the late 1840s and 50

Osage City, KS Museums

Melvern Boating

Melvern Reservoir offers 6,930 surface acres of water for fishing and boating. Nine lane boat ramps located on each side of the park provide excellent access to the many coves and the dam. A full-service marina is located on the south shore.

, KS Boating

Potwin Place

Looking for a scenic drive? View beautiful Victorian homes of the late 1800s situated along brick streets where islands of greenery circle each intersection point in the National Historic District known as Potwin Place. Each Christmas, special decorations can be viewed.

Topeka, KS Tours

Franklin County Courthouse

The Franklin County Courthouse was built in 1893 by George P. Washburn, one of the best known 19th century Kansas architects, and is regarded as one of Washburn's most outstanding works. Courthouses were one of Washburn'

Ottawa, KS Historic Courthouses

Dietrich Cabin

Located south of the old Ottawa Carnegie Library in Ottawa's City Park, the Dietrich Cabin stands today as a memorial to a courageous couple, who suffered severe hardships on the Kansas frontier and as a tribute to the hundreds of other early pioneers that settled in Franklin County.

Ottawa, KS Memorials

Melvern Trails

Eisenhower State Park offers 1,785 acres of open prairie and timber where settlers homesteaded in the early 1800's. Hike or bring your horse and experience the beauty of IKE's 20 miles of trails. Camping with horses is permitted in Cowboy Campground and on the north loop of Westpoint Campground - 4

, KS Trails

Santa Fe Trail Ruts

The Santa Fe Trail closely follows State Highway 56 across the northern portion of Osage County and several areas of the trail's ruts are visible near Overbrook along with historical sites that are recognized by DAR markers.

Overbrook, KS Pioneer Life

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