Friday, November 24, 2017
     

Pawnee County Tourism

Santa Fe Trail Center

The Santa Fe Trail Center is a nonprofit regional museum telling the story of the geographic area once known as the Santa Fe Trail. The museum includes both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Indoor exhibits presents the history of the Santa Fe Trail. The outdoor portion of the museum includes a sod house, schoolhouse, and dugout. For more information about the Santa Fe Trail Center, please visit their website at Santa Fe Trail Center

 

Fort Larned National Historic Site

Fort Larned was established in 1859 on the vast prairie in western Kansas near the midpoint of the Santa Fe Trail. Fort Larned also was instrumental in maintaining friendly relations with Plains Indians by ditributing annuities promised to them by treaties. Today, with nine restored buildings, it is the best preserved Indian Wars military post on the Santa Fe Trail. The Fort Larned National Historic Site is located 6 miles west of Larned on K-156. For more information about the Fort Larned National Historic Site, please visit their website at Fort Larned National Historic Site

Central States Scout Museum

Museum featuring one of the best collections of boy and girl scout memorabilia west of the Mississippi. The Premier Scout Museum. For more information, please visit: Central States Scout Museum

 

Rose Manor

Tour a 1904 Georgian style home. Special events and fine dining. Reservations reqired. For more information, please visit: Rose Manor

 

 

 

Sibley's Camp

1825 Santa Fe Trail survey team campsite. For more information, please visit: Sibley's Camp

Kansas Historic Markers

108. BIRTHPLACE OF FARM CREDIT
This 280 acres was collateral for the nation's first Federal Land Bank loan made on April 10, 1917 to farmer-stockman A. L. Stockwell. In those days, farmers and ranhers found credit hard to come by. If available, it was often very expensive. . .as much as 10 percent per month.

US-56, Pawnee County
Southwest of Larned

110. CAMP CRILEY 1872
Camp Criley was established in 1872 as a supply station for workmen building the Santa Fe Railroad, named changed to Garfield in 1873 by pioneers settling here.

US-56, Pawnee County
City Park in Garfield

109. DISCOVERER OF PLUTO
Burdett is the boyhood home of Dr. Clyde Tombaugh, discoverer of the planet Pluto. Born in Illinois in 1906, he grew up on a farm northwest of here and was graduated from Burdett High School in 1925.

K-156, Pawnee County
West edge of Burdett

Coon Creek Crossing, Garfield, Kansas  

The Coon Creek Crossing is just north of US Highway 56, about 1.5 miles west of the town of Garfield, Kansas. Wagon ruts are still visible on the north bank of the creek.