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Old 12-09-2017, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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Now, my husband enjoyed going to this one in Cottonwood Falls, KS: Roniger Memorial Museum I'm old fashioned and not "pc", so I considered it kind of a "boy" museum. My son also enjoyed it also. LOTS of relics!

https://chasecountychamber.org/roniger-memorial-musuem/

We didn't stop here, but will probably the next visit: https://chasecountychamber.org/chase...m-and-library/

They have some brick streets that leave something to be desired and dip deeply at intersections, so some caution is advised, but they have several of the natural stone buildings there, more than I have seen in one place and the town is quite small, around 800 people.

This is just a short distance from the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve: https://www.nps.gov/tapr/index.htm
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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I went to Celebrate Freedom in Wamego a few years back and feel that's a must if you are ever looking for a classic 4th of July celebration to attend. A parade, carnival, car show and of course a great firework display. Reminded me of The Sandlot. That town in general, though small seems to be the place to go to celebrate all major holidays.
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Old 12-10-2017, 01:00 AM
 
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I went to Celebrate Freedom in Wamego a few years back and feel that's a must if you are ever looking for a classic 4th of July celebration to attend. A parade, carnival, car show and of course a great firework display. Reminded me of The Sandlot. That town in general, though small seems to be the place to go to celebrate all major holidays.
When I was in high school I had a summer job in Wamego, I really like that town. I don’t know The Sandlot, but I remember going to a parade in Wamego that was cool. Of course that was 12-13 years ago, it’s been a few years since I’ve been there.
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Riley Co
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Now, my husband enjoyed going to this one in Cottonwood Falls, KS:

They have some brick streets that leave something to be desired and dip deeply at intersections, so some caution is advised, but they have several of the natural stone buildings there, more than I have seen in one place and the town is quite small, around 800 people.

This is just a short distance from the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve: https://www.nps.gov/tapr/index.htm
The Chase Co Courthouse @ Xmas (Emporia Gazette)



Lit up @ Xmas, the Courthouse is visible from a long distance to the North.

The Wamego 4th is one thing we haven't done after 25 years in Manhattan. Manhattan can neither compete nor find a fireworks sponsor(s); so there is no fireworks display in a town of 55,000. Perhaps Wamego is a town of 55,000 on the 4th of July?
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Riley Co
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A tour of KU’s new Earth, Energy and Environment Center

The giant fossil casts displayed in the building’s atrium depict a doomed sea turtle fleeing from the literal jaws of death. In this case, those jaws belong to a 45-foot mosasaur skeleton.

But their home, at the brand-new Earth, Energy and Environment Center at the University of Kansas . . . The EEEC opens in January, and when it does, KU leaders hope the 141,000-square-foot complex will become a new beacon for visitors the world over.

Features more geared toward the general public include an immersive rock garden between the two buildings called the G-Hawk Educational Courtyard and a Slawson Hall virtual-reality cave. The space, which can fit around 30 people at a time, will allow visitors to experience 3D simulations of scenarios such as searching rock layers for oil and gas.
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Old 08-22-2018, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Riley Co
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Default Grand Reunion of Forsyth Scouts Aug 25 - Sept 8

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Beecher Island

I've read George Alexander Forsyth's Thrilling Days in Army Life: Experiences of the Beecher's Island Battle 1868, the Apache Campaign of 1882, and the American Civil War

AUG. 25
Grand Reunion of Forsyth Scouts: Fort Harker

Public
· Hosted by Fort Harker Guardhouse Museum and The Grand Reunion of Forsyth Scouts
See the blockhouse where Roman Nose bent the bars & escaped! IMHO, Ft. Harker is more representative of early W KS forts than Fort Hays & Larned. The officers' quarters are now private homes. Most salvageable materials were removed by the locals when the fort was abandoned.

SEPT. 1
Grand Reunion of Forsyth Scouts, Fort Hays

SEPT. 7-8
The Grand Reunion of Forsyth Scouts and the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Beecher Island at Fort Wallace, KS

(No admission charged)

Zerf, the Kansas Troubadour, Horses and Wagons Parade to Fort Wallace Cemetery
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