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Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum


The Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum, under the direction of the Baxter Springs Historical Society, is a one-of-a-kind museum, located in Baxter Springs, Kansas. Just off historic Route 66, our 23,000 square foot facility allows us to interpret regional history from all time periods, including American Indian, African American, military and war, domestic life, mining, Route 66, as well as multiple others. Come by and discover for yourself the amazingly rich, layered history of this region.


Joann Moore

Thursday, July 26, 2018
This place is clean and cool. Very informative and we just love to go and look at new things that people have added to the museum. They even have a black light room for glow in the dark rocks.

marnie Leist

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Amazing local history. Looking forward to potential updates in the first section. The exhibits are fairly permanent, but it's so big I couldn't make it all the way through. The downstairs is set up like an old town which is fun. The mining exhibit is cool. Overall absolutely fascinating.

Dawn Denney

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
An awesome museum! And it's free!! They also have us more info on other things to see while in Baxter Springs.

Jess Seibert

Friday, March 2, 2018
Very friendly service and a ton of awesome things! We bring our clients here on outings and because it is so large and has both an upstairs and a downstairs, we could do it in two trips! I love how it is set up. If you are looking for something to do and you're interested in history, this is an awesome place to visit! It's free but donations are appreciated, like usual.

Diana Staresinic-Deane

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
A surprisingly indepth museum with some great exhibits on the mining industry. Our mistake was not giving ourselves enough time. It's a surprisingly large museum.

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