AAA Editor Notes
Pawnee Rock State Historic Site, .5 mi. n. off US 56, is a sandstone citadel that was a prominent landmark for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail. Native Americans are believed to have met here and used the site as a vantage point to watch for bison herds and wagon trains. Until settlers and the railroad stripped nearly 20 feet of stone from its top, mostly for use in building the Santa Fe Railroad, Pawnee Rock rose nearly 100 feet above the plain.