Fort Wallace Museum
Fort Wallace was established in 1865 to protect travelers on the Smoky Hill Trail and subsequently the building of the Kansas Pacific Railway in the late 1860s. Today the Fort Wallace Museum takes visitors back to the days of the “Fightin’est Fort in the West,” when the Northern and Southern Cheyenne, Kiowa and Arapahoe people struggled to defend their way of life against the wave of Westward expansion. An essential visit of your Wallace County journey!
LAND AND SKY SCENIC BYWAY
Explore Kansas’ Newest Byway, an 88-mile stretch with an agricultural theme! Kansas Highway 27 is your path to Mount Sunflower, the Van Gogh Painting in Goodland, and the new Motorcycle Museum in Saint Francis, Kansas! You will be amazed by the landscape of the Arickaree Breaks, right on the border of Kansas and Nebraska! Find your adventure under the Land and Sky….
Western Vistas Historic Byway
Where in the world can you…
…scuff your foot into the prairie sod and discover a fossilized shark’s tooth, whose original owner hunted in a strange primordial sea?…gaze on an early Indian pueblo, far to the north of its southwestern cousins?…follow an ancient road once traveled by buffalo hunters, gold-seekers, stagecoaches, steam engines and now SUVs?…trace the trails of Buffalo Bill, George Armstrong Custer, Wild Bill Hickok, Fred Harvey, Calamity Jane and the Buffalo Soldiers?
Why, only 1 place in the world…
Welcome to the Western Vistas Historic Byway!
102 miles of natural and human history – a perfect package for you to open, all wrapped up in a variety of landscsapes and seasonal beauty.