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Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site

3403 W 53rd St, Fairway, KS 66205-2654
+1 913-262-0867
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Hidden Gem!

This is an amazing "step back in time" nestled right in the heart of a suburban neighborhood. If... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Fairway, Kansas
Shawnee Indian Mission

It is a picturesque setting on treed acreage in the middle of our town. Fairway is the City of... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2015
Fairway, Kansas
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12 Sep 2016
“Hidden Gem!”
21 Apr 2015
“Shawnee Indian Mission”
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3403 W 53rd St, Fairway, KS 66205-2654
+1 913-262-0867
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is an amazing "step back in time" nestled right in the heart of a suburban neighborhood. If you are lucky enough to happen upon the outdoor "Indian Festival" by all means - go! It's a live reenactment of Indians and Pioneers living in the...More

Thank ds66205
Reviewed 21 April 2015

It is a picturesque setting on treed acreage in the middle of our town. Fairway is the City of Trees. Four of the original brick buildings that housed and schooled the Indian Children from many Indian Nations.

Thank KathiMunson
Reviewed 4 April 2014

This is really interesting about the history of the mission and the Methodist minister who founded it. The buildings are almost eerily empty when a festival isn't going on. It is historical and worth seeing. More information on the history of the times and exhibits...More

Thank RitaBrandley
Reviewed 8 September 2013

The exhibit, while interesting and informative, was a little sketchy. Not all the buildings were open they runs 20 min movie, that I didn't really want to watch but the curator on staff at the time insisted. After the show I proceeded to ask several...More

Thank Ropo927
Reviewed 7 July 2012

These buildings give a good idea of our early county history. Some walking and stairs. Fun to visit during the Fall Festival.

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 30 June 2012

Don't miss the Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site! A great trip for my whole family with interesting history and fun for every age. My kids thought they would be bored but they were anything but.. A must see while in the area

Thank bustrorl
Reviewed 22 May 2012

go back to a time and imagine how it would have been to live as an Indian student

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 21 January 2012

In the early 1800s, all the land west of Missouri was given to the Indian nations. This site was the school for the Shawnee Indians. It is easy to reach from anywhere in Kansas City and will provide the history buff with plenty to think...More

Thank Saintgeek
Reviewed 5 January 2012

while most people think Johnson County started in the 1950's they would be off by 100+ years, the Shawnee Indian Mission that gives its name to the area, takes a look back to the 1800's when this was the center of the area.

Reviewed 15 October 2011

The Shawnee Indian Mission is located on the outskirts of Kansas City, MO. The mission's intent was to educate Indians from several tribes including the Shawnee who are from this area as well as many others who were forcibly relocated. The school provided education to...More

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