Frontier Military Historic Scenic drive

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Frontier Military Historic Scenic drive is a 168 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Leavenworth, KS that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

168.0 miles Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

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The scenic TravelKS Frontier Military Historic Byway extends roughly 168 miles tying Fort Leavenworth to the north with Fort Scott at the south and then onward to the Oklahoma border. You pass through a number of historic landmarks including the Sante Fe trail, and civil war battle fields. Travel through time, visiting multiple forts along the Frontier Military Historic Byway. Originally built to move soldiers and supplies, the Military Trail has watched American history unfold. Traveling from North to South, you'll find various landmards such as Fort Leavenwrth and Fort Scott, to other historical gems like the John Brown Museum. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Marais des Cygnes Massacre Park and Mine Creek Battlefield hold historical value from the turbulent times of "Bleeding Kansas" and the Civil War. Also along the route, hear legends and see monuments that memorialize history across the Kansas landscape.

scenic driving
1 year ago

The Frontier Military Scenic Byway is a 168-mile ribbon of history across the Kansas landscape within Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. Originally built to move soldiers and supplies, this North American Indian Frontier Military Road watched history unfold.

scenic driving
3 years ago

This scenic route has many various recreational opportunities. The highlights for me were the historic forts and civil war battle fields.