Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum

740 East Ave.
Baxter Springs, KS 66713- Map It
Phone: (620) 856-2385

AAA Editor Notes

Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum is at 740 East Ave. The two-story facility's interpretive exhibits relate local history from the late 19th century and World Wars I and II as well as Native American history. Dioramas showcase books, clothing, letters, posters and other artifacts. An 1870s street display offers a blacksmith shop, and another interprets life in the 1930s and features a barber shop and beauty salon as well as dentist and optometrist offices. Other displays interpret the significance of Route 66 and local mining history; many crystals, rocks and stones discovered in nearby mines are displayed in the Tri-State Mining Gallery. Guided tours are available.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-4:30, Sun. 1-4. Closed major holidays. Allow 2 hours minimum.