Discover The Magic of Route 66 In Kansas

13.2 Miles of History & Fun

Short on mileage but long on history, friendly folk fascinating attractions, good food, and adventure. That is Route 66 in Kansas. 

A Bit of Celbrity Trivia

Mickey Mantle luanched his professional baseball career in Baxter Springs while playing for the minor league Baxter Springs Whiz Kids. 

Did You Know?

The Brush Creek Bridge built in 1923 appears in Brad Paisley’s song Route 66 video. 

One More

In the years bracketing WWI, Galena, the oldest mining town in Kansas, was at the heart of the largest lead and zinc mining district in the world. 

Welcome to Kansas

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Time Capsules

The charming Riverton Store dates t0 1925. 

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History

A driving tour guide to Civil War battle sites is available at the Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum.

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