Gardner Junction Park - Gardner, Kansas
Gardner Junction Park is a two acre park which was opened southwest of Gardner, Kansas in 2008 to commemorate a nearby location where where westward travelers split off the combined trails onto Santa Fe Trail, California Trail or Oregon Trail. Gardner Junction Park was built as the first of several interpretive sites to be placed along the 5 state long Santa Fe National Historic Trail.
The park has a short paved nature walk which has been planted with six species of native grass and 30 types of wildflowers which the travelers would have encountered on their way west. Three display panels tell the story of the three trails and point to other nearby attractions devoted to the trails.
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