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FORT OSAGE    52         
From 24 Hwy Turn North on Buckner-Tarsney Rd. to Sibley
follow signs to Fort Osage
Sibley, MO
816-795-8200 Ext 1260
ADMISSION: Adults $3
Youth and Seniors $2, under 5 free
SEASON: April 15 - November 15
Wednesday-Sunday, 9am-4:30pm daily
WINTER: November 16-April 14 Saturday-Sunday, 9am-4:30pm
Fort Osage is on the register of National Historic Landmarks and was founded in 1808 by William Clark . Built of hand-hewed white oak logs, it includes blockhouses, stockades, a trading post and exhibits illustrating the earliest history of the Louisiana Purchase. The fort's mission was to establish friendly relations with the Indians through its government trading post.

LANESFIELD SCHOOL & HISTORIC SITE    53         
18745 Dillie Road
Edgerton, KS
913-893-6645
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: Tuesday -Sunday, 1pm-5pm
Closed Monday and Major holidays

This living history museum offers you a chance to experience the 4 R's of one-room school education: reading, writing, arithmetic and recitation. The school is the only building left on the townsite of Lanesfield, which served as a mail stop on the Santa Fe Trail. Built in 1869 near the site of the Battle of Bull Creek, the school is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

ROSEDALE MEMORIAL ARCH     54           
Rainbow & Booth
Kansas City, KS
HOURS: 7 days a week

The Rosedale Arch was erected in the honor of its citizens who answered their country's call and served under arms for the triumph of right over might in the First World War. This scaled-down version of the Arc de Triumph is over three stories tall and was dedicated on September 7, 1924. From the arch you can get a panoramic view of the city looking Northeast.

WATKINS WOOLEN MILL    55         
1 Mile W. MM Road
Lawson, MO
816-296-3357
ADMISSION: Adults $2.00
HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 8:30am-5pm Children 6-12 $1.25
Summer, Sunday, 10:30am-6pm
Winter, November-April 15, Sundays, 11am-4pm

This historic site was part of the bustling 3,600-acre Bethany plantation owned by Waltus Watkins. The mill is America's only 19th century textile factory with its original machinery still intact. Visitors at the three-story brick mill can see how as many as 40 mill workers turned fleece into flannel, jeans, blankets, cashmere, and yarn. Tour includes Watkins Home, built in 1850 and other out buildings.




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