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Enjoy the attractions of Osage Village,
Fort Scott Kansas, El Dorado Springs, and Nevada, Missouri!

Fort Scott National Historic Site - Between 1842 and 1873, Fort Scott saw dramatic battles and events that would forever change this part of Missouri. The fort had an impact on diverse events like the opening of the West, the Permanent Indian Frontier, the Mexican-American War, Bleeding Kansas, the Civil War, and the expansion of railroads. With murder, mayhem, and intense battles all held on these grounds, you'll find plenty of history to explore when you visit this Fort Scott, Kansas site. You can walk the parade grounds, see the five-acre restored tallgrass prairie, and take a self-guided tour through the twenty historic buildings. Since its inception in 1978, visitors have enjoyed getting a sense of history during their visits to this beautiful Kansas site.

Bush Whacker Museum - What is a Bush Whacker? At the Bush Whacker museum you can learn about the civil war from a local point of view. You can also explore the historic jail and jailer's house. Exhibits include everything from prehistoric tools and fossils to antique medical instruments and women's wedding finery. You will find Civil War artifacts, antique carriages, old handmade quilts, children's toys, antique sidesaddles, early fire department memorabilia and so much more, Come take a stroll with us through Vernon County's past!

Bush Whacker Museum - What is a Bush Whacker? At the Bush Whacker museum you can learn about the civil war from a local point of view. You can also explore the historic jail and jailer's house. Exhibits include everything from prehistoric tools and fossils to antique medical instruments and women's wedding finery. You will find Civil War artifacts, antique carriages, old handmade quilts, children's toys, antique sidesaddles, early fire department memorabilia and so much more, Come take a stroll with us through Vernon County's past!

Osage Village State Historic Site - When explorers Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette first visited this area in 1673, they entered a territory claimed by the Osage Indians, a tribe that governed a vast stretch of land that spread from Missouri to Arkansas, eastern Kansas, and Oklahoma. One particular Osage settlement, set on a hilltop near the Osage River, is preserved in the Osage Village State Historic Site. At its height between 1700 and 1775 there were about 200 lodges in the village. Pay a visit to this site and learn about the pottery, tools, and weapons used by the Osage, as well as their farming and fur-trading techniques. A self-guided walking tour and outdoor displays will help you envision what life was like in this area more than two hundred years ago.

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