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Schermerhorn Park & Cave - Galena , KS

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  Schermerhorn Park is home to some of the rarest animals in Kansas. Schermerhorn Cave and the spring that flows from it are the home to grotto salamanders, dark-sided salamanders, cave salamanders, and the graybelly salamander. Rare species of mussels, such as Neosho Mucket and Rabbitsfoot can be found in the adjacent Spring River. You can also float and swim down the creek! 

Rainbow Bridge - Baxter Springs, KS

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The only remaining Marsh Arch bridge - located 1.5 miles north of Baxter Springs

Baxter Springs Golf Course and Country Club - Baxter Springs, KS

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The 9-hole "Baxter" course at the Baxter Springs Golf & Country Club facility in Baxter Springs, Kansas features 3,134 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 35.2 and it has a slope rating of 118. Baxter golf course opened in 1924. (620) 856-3538.

Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum - Baxter Springs, KS

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Exhibits depict the various stages of the city's vast history from the days of the Osage Indians through the Civil War and the lead and zinc mining era. Exhibits include: an authentic Victorian Parlor, a reconstructed pre-Civil War Cabin, a full-scale replica of a Tri-State lead and zinc mine, Wedding Finery through the years, wooden sidewalks lining historical Military Road, and the Blacksmith Shop. Located one block east of Route 66 at 8th & East Ave., 620-856-2385.

Cars on the Route - Galena, KS

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 Cars on the Route sells sandwiches, snacks, antiques, Route 66 and Car's items, including several made by local craftspeople and artists. Outside the building there will be several vehicles, including the mining boom truck that inspired the character "Tow Mater" in Radiator Springs from the movie Cars. Located on North Main St. in Galena, KS, (620)783-1366