The large, two level Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum is one block off historic Route 66 in Baxter Springs, Kansas.
The museum has 13,000 square feet of displays including World War II, recreated 1870s businesses a 1926 LaFrance fire engine, and six window displays from the businesses in the 1930s. The museum's grounds also have a 1870s log cabin which was moved to the site, and a Korean War era U. S. Army tank.
Features unique to the Baxter Springs Museum are displays related to the Civil War, Fort Blair, the Battle of Baxter Springs and the tri-state mining exhibit including a full size model of a lead & zinc mine. The typical visitor will probably spend about an hour, but individuals might stay much longer depending on their level of interest.
Route 66 in Kansas
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