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Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum

Bridge on display at the Heritage Center
Small bridge on display on the Heritage Center grounds—see text for more details

Baxter Springs, Kansas

The Baxter Springs Historical Society operates the 20,000-square-foot Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum about one block east of Route 66.

On the museum grounds, the bridge pictured at right crosses a small creek. The accompanying sign states: “This small bridge is the last of its kind in Cherokee County. Given to the Historical Society by the County Commissioners, it was moved to this site in 1994 from the northwest corner of the county.”

Log cabin
This log cabin dates from the 1870s

Also on the museum grounds are a railroad caboose and a very old log cabin. Inside, besides the many displays, the Historical Society offers guides to both walking and driving tours of the area, covering dozens of sites of historical significance.


About the Heritage Center & Museum
Business Type: Museum/Preservation
Owner(s): Baxter Springs Historical Society
Address: 740 East Ave., Baxter Springs, KS 66713
Telephone: 620.856.2385
Web site:
Directions: From Military Ave. (old 66), turn east on 7th St. one block to East Avenue. See also our GPS-based Clickable G-Maps.


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