Santa Fe Trail Center

Sandstone building viewed from across a road with a parking lot in front.
The Santa Fe Trail Center is a great place to learn about trail and local history.

NPS Photo/Celeste Dixon

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Larned, Kansas

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The Santa Fe Trail Center Center is four miles east of Larned. This museum and research library tells the story of the Santa Fe Trail, as well as local Larned history. Museum exhibits tell the story of Larned and Pawnee county starting with the prehistoric American Indians through the Santa Fe Trail period and on to its transition into a community of farmers and ranchers. Their museum features an extensive collection of artifacts ranging from prehistoric Indian artifacts to trade items from the Santa Fe Trail, as well as more recent history dealing with the settlement and development of Larned and Pawnee County.  

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Location (Larned, Kansas)

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Santa Fe National Historic Trail

Fort Larned National Historic Site, Santa Fe National Historic Trail

Last updated: March 11, 2024