• Scotts Bluff National Monument is located in western Nebraska, landmark for the Pony Express, Oregon, California and Mormon Pioneer national historic trails

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    National Historic Trail ID,KS,MO,NE,OR,WY

Auto Tour Route - Kansas

Below are driving directions to follow the Oregon National Historic Trail west through Kansas, from Missouri to Nebraska. A simple map showing the general route follows the directions.

  1. Take Interstate 435 south from Kansas City to State Route 10.
  2. Turn west onto State Route 10.
  3. Take State Route 10 west to U.S. Route 59.
  4. Turn north onto State Route 59.
  5. Take State Route 59 north to Interstate 70.
  6. Turn west onto Interstate 70.
  7. Take Interstate 70 to U.S. Route 40.
  8. Turn west onto U.S. Route 40.
  9. Take Interstate 40 west to Interstate 70.
  10. Turn west onto Interstate 70.
  11. Take Interstate 70 west to Exit 346 Willard Dover Rd.
  12. Turn north onto Willard Dover Rd.
  13. Take Willard Dover Rd. north to U.S. Route 24.
  14. Turn west onto U.S. Route 24.
  15. Take U.S. Route 24 west to State Route 99.
  16. Turn north onto State Route 99.
  17. Take State Route 99 north to State Route 9.
  18. Turn west onto State Route 9.
  19. Take State Route 9 west to U.S. Route 77.
  20. Turn north onto State Route 77.
  21. Take State Route 77 to U.S. Route 36.
  22. Turn west onto U.S. Route 36.
  23. Take U.S. Route 36 west to State Route 148.
  24. Turn north onto State Route 148 into Nebraska.
Total original route miles in Kansas: 165
 
Map image showing the auto tour route driving directions across Kansas.
Map image showing the auto tour route driving directions across Kansas.
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