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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.


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.

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.

Erik Cross

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Absolutely beautiful Museum.. I was just cruising up the road enjoying the drive and I saw a sign for the place and I thought, "oh a nice little Museum I can probably spend 15 or 20 minutes in there" This place is big and this place is good quality... I will be back with the kids.. If you have not been here I highly recommended this Museum.. The curator on duty was very helpful and very polite.. my questions were answered completely and right away.

Joe Maghe

Monday, March 12, 2018
Definitely a must-see if you are within driving distance of the area or if you're traveling old Route 66 Across the Nation

blue wonder 2018

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
I thought this was a great place to visit & the people there are very nice. I also learned that they make money to run the place through donations.

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