Baxter Springs

Community & Visitor Connection

Community & Visitors Connection is the
#1 source for Baxter Springs!

The small Kansas town of Baxter Springs, nestled deep in the Southeast corner of the state, embraces every angle of its rich and eclectic history. The Baxter Springs Historical Museum, at 8th and East Avenue, paints a vivid picture of the Civil War era Fort Blair and the Battle of Baxter Springs through artifacts and photos on exhibit.

A trip through the downtown district reveals that the historic buildings flank part of the 13 mile strip of Kansas’ Route 66.

The Route 66 Visitors’ Center, situated on the corner of 10th and Military Avenue, is a beautifully re-purposed 1930’s filling station complete with antique fuel pumps perfect for a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity. Route 66, also known as the Mother Road, was constructed beginning in 1929 as way to link Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA. The Visitors’ Center is a valuable resource to preserve the history of the famous highway and of this once thriving Cowtown and mining Boomtown.

In addition to being one of the few communities in Kansas along Route 66, the post-Civil War Baxter Springs was also a wild Cowntown and boasts to be the most robbed town in the American old west. Both the Jesse James Gang and Bonnie and Clyde committed robberies in the town!

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There has never been a more complete source for visitors or residents
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The Best of Baxter Springs

Spotlight on Business
Center Stage

Angels on the Route
Owner: Sue Gast

Voted best custard in Cherokee County!
Angels on the Route is internationally known and local favorite.  If you haven't stopped in for a sandwich and hot cup of coffee you are missing out.

Christian Motorcyclist
Assembly of God
President: Gil Starlin
Pastor Dallas Satterfield

Check out the CMA this fall on Biker Sunday!

Charlie Button
Baxter Springs
Boy Scouts Troop 15

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
Thank you Charlie for the leadership and strength of character you have demonstrated to generations in Baxter Springs.