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Indian Mound

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Indian Mound, a prominent point west of Lakin, Kansas, stands as it did many years ago when Joseph C. Brown, a government engineer and...

Clapboard Ravine Drive

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This is a beautiful scenic seven mile drive through the Flint Hills. This drive starts just north of Alma on the gravel road heading...

Mt. Sunflower

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Mt. Sunflower was designated as Kansas highest point in 1961. A United States Geological Survey officially plotted the elevation at 4039 feet. True...

Old Maid’s Pool

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The Old Maid's Pool, an ancient sinkhole long thought to be bottomless, is 125 yards in diameter apparently with neither inlet nor outlet. Its...

Middle Springs

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A short distance east of Point of Rocks is Middle Springs, a small oasis on the prairie where water rises from an ever-flowing artesian...

Maxwell Springs

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Maxwell Springs is believed to have been a water source for travelers through Nemaha County, including Pony Express riders. This is evident by the...

Santa Fe “Companion” Trail

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The Cimarron National Grassland near Elkhart, Kansas, contains 23 miles of the Santa Fe Trail's Cimarron Route, the longest Trail segment on public land....

Clear Lake

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When the wagon trains turned south at Chouteau's Island from the Santa Fe Trail, to go down to the Cimarron River at Wagon Bed...

Historic Natural Spring

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This 1860 Historic Spring is located along the high bank on the east side of the road as you enter Central Park from Main...

Bison Herd

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The Bison heard is on display year round. Stop and view the bison herd as you imagine earlier days when the plains were filled...