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Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum

740 East Ave, Baxter Springs, KS 66713-1624
+1 620-856-2385
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Best heritage museum offered in a small town

One of the best maintained, and interesting small museums I have ever been to. The native American... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Andrea M
Baxter Springs, Kansas
via mobile
Amazing for a small town

This is one of the best museums around. It is full of history from all walks of life. Mrs. Abbott... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
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740 East Ave, Baxter Springs, KS 66713-1624
+1 620-856-2385
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

One of the best maintained, and interesting small museums I have ever been to. The native American heritage wing, and civil war wings are my favorite. They span the history of the small town of Baxter Springs KS, and cover every angle. It is quite...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is one of the best museums around. It is full of history from all walks of life. Mrs. Abbott is the brainchild behind this museum and it has grown beyond imagination. It is open to the public on a donation basis. This is a...More

Thank 22mom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We pop into the museum on our Route 66 journey , great place to visit lots of interesting things to see in the museum staff really helpful was given information maps advise for the rest of our journey through the mother road that's was very...More

Thank SHARON944
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing amount of memorabilia about Indian life in the area. Also stuff about mining, sports, mickey mantle and town history. A must see.

Thank ericpK878AT
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Air conditioned, clean and well organized . Family friendly with helpful, informed staff. My family came to southeast Kansas in the 1800's, so a walk through this expansive museum helped me relate to my family's history. I will return here again when in the area...More

Thank A1996UJlisac
Reviewed 22 June 2016

You will love this place, lots of exhibits, friendly staff . We didn't know what to expect they have so much to see,. Very we'll laid out museum with lots of history.

Thank Penny F
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Local history museums can be pretty amateurish, if almost always fun. The one in Baxter Springs is huge and quasi-professional in its presentation. There is the usual collection of tools and home items but there are great exhibits on the area's Civil War heritage and...More

Thank waldentenn
Reviewed 11 June 2016

FIrst of all.., this museum is FREE!! I would have gladly paid an admission as it would be worth it ( they do have a donation box that we contrubuted to). This museum is really large for such a small town. There was a smattering...More

Thank Maryellen N
Reviewed 9 June 2016

How a small town was able to preserve so much of its history is amazing. We spent over an hour there and could not get around all of it. Great volunteers were helpful and friendly. Take the time to go through it, you will not...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This museum is a wonderful day trip. So much to see and learn. Well done, beautiful exhibits. Don't miss it!!!

Thank Deann H
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