72 Kansas Official Travel Guide TravelKS.com FLINT HILLS CONTACT INDIVIDUAL BUSINESSES FOR INFORMATION ON ADA COMPLIANCE. DAVID TRAYLOR ZOO OF EMPORIA 75 Soden Rd., (620) 341-4365 emporiazoo.org Native and exotic wildlife in naturalized exhibits, exceptional botanical displays and water features. Tours available. EMPORIA ARTS CENTER 815 Commercial, (620) 343-6473 emporiaksarts.org Beautiful arts center, art store, gallery exhibits, classes and performing arts series. EMPORIA MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE 1133 S. Hwy. 99, (620) 343-5610 emporiagolfcourse.com Open daily, 18 holes, grass greens, pro shop, driving range and club/ cart rental. Call for tee times. LYON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY RESEARCH LIBRARY 225 E. 6th Ave., (620) 340-6320 lyoncountyhistoricalsociety.org LCHS Research Library is dedicated to collecting, preserving and researching the history of Lyon County. Research aids include Census records and newspapers. NATIONAL TEACHERS HALL OF FAME 1200 Commercial, (620) 341-5660 nthf.org Honors outstanding career teachers and the teaching profession through an induction program and free museum Mon. Fri. 8am5pm. Memorial to Fallen Educators is nearby. RED ROCKS STATE HISTORIC SITE 927 Exchange St., (620) 342-1803 kshs.org/red_rocks The home of the William Allen White family features the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who hosted well known gures of the day, including 5 presidents. SODENS GROVE ALL VETERANS MEMORIAL 933 S. Commercial, (620) 342-1803 Americas rst all-veterans memorial. Military displays, Purple Heart Monument and war memorials. ESKRIDGE MOUNT MITCHELL HERITAGE PRAIRIE 1 4 mile south of K-99/K-18 intersection, mountmitchellprairie.org This famous colony of free- state immigrants arrived at Wabaunsee in April 1856. The site overlooks the family farmstead, offers walking trails and picnic tables. FORT RILEY 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION MUSEUM 207 Custer Ave., (785) 239-2737 riley.army.mil This museum chronicles the history of the 1st Infantry Division. There are exhibits relating to the Big Red Ones history from 1917 to present. U.S. picture ID required to enter fort. CUSTER HOUSE 24 Sheridan Ave., Building 24, (785) 239-2737 riley.army.mil Constructed in 1855 of native limestone, the Custer House reects Fort Rileys earliest history and authentically depicts military home life on the frontier. U.S. picture ID required to enter fort. FIRST TERRITORIAL CAPITAL STATE HISTORIC SITE E. Huebner Rd., Bldg 693, (785) 272-8681 kshs.org/rst_territorial_ capitol U.S. picture ID required to enter fort. FORT RILEY I-70, exit 301, (785) 239-2022 riley.army.mil Founded in 1853 and named for Major General Bennett C. Riley, the post was originally established to protect settlers on the Oregon and Santa Fe trails. U.S. picture ID required to enter fort. U.S. CAVALRY MUSEUM 205 Custer Ave., Building 205, (785) 239-2737 riley.army.mil The U.S. Cavalry Museum is located on Fort Rileys historic Main Post. Visitors enjoy exhibits that take them on a historical tour of the cavalrys past. U.S. picture ID required to enter fort. FRANKFORT THE TREASURE CHEST 117 N. Kansas, (785) 292-4275 Shop The Treasure Chest for antiques and collectibles. More than 100 vendors! Something different every day. Open Mon. Sat. 9am5pm. GOESSEL MENNONITE HERITAGE AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM 200 N. Poplar, (620) 367-8200 Eight-building museum telling the story of Mennonite immigrants from Russia in the 1870s, and of agricultural history. Six buildings are more than 100 years old. HANOVER HOLLENBERG PONY EXPRESS STATION STATE HISTORIC SITE 2889 23rd Rd., (785) 337-2635 kshs.org/hollenberg Here, in 1857, the Hollenbergs established a waystation for travelers on the Oregon- California Trail, and from 1860 to 1861 they operated a Pony Express station. JUNCTION CITY BUFFALO SOLDIER MEMORIAL 18th and Buffalo Soldier Dr., Buffalo Soldier Park, junctioncity.org The Buffalo Soldier Memorial is dedicated to the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Regiments. Both regiments had soldiers at Fort Riley. C.L. HOOVER OPERA HOUSE 135 W. 7th St., (785) 238-3906 jcoperahouse.org Placed on the Historic Register in 2003, complete renovation to restore this Jewel on the Prairie has now been completed. It is open to the performing arts. CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL ARCH Heritage Park, 6th Washington St., (785) 238-2885, (800) 528-2489 junctioncity.org Dedicated in 1898 in memory of those who gave their lives in the Civil War. It was conceived and erected by the veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic. GEARY COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 530 N. Adams, (785) 238-1666 gchsweb.org Library and archives house an extensive collection of vintage photographs and newspapers dating from the Civil War and Geary County genealogical records. HERITAGE PARK 6th and Washington streets, (785) 238-3103 junctioncity-ks.gov Heritage Park features the Civil War Arch, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1st Infantry Division Memorial, Law Enforcement Memorial, a bandstand and water fountain. JUNCTION CITY/GEARY COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL 6th and Washington streets, Heritage Park, (785) 238-2885, (800) 528-2489 junctioncity.org This memorial honors those who have given their lives in the service of law enforcement in Junction City and Geary County. KANSAS VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL 6th and Washington St., Heritage Park, (800) 528-2489, (785) 238-2885 junctioncity.org Dedicated July 4, 1987, the 7 black-granite panels, 13 x 46 feet, bear the names of 753 Kansans KIA and 38 MIA from the Vietnam War. MILFORD LAKEUSACE 5203 N. K57 Hwy., (785) 238-5714 nwk.usace.army.mil The Fishing Capital of Kansas, Milford Lake is also the largest lake in the state. The lake features shing, boating, camping and sandy swimming beaches. MILFORD NATURE CENTER 3415 Hatchery Dr., (785) 238-5323 ksoutdoors.com Learn about the natural communities of Kansas. See and touch native animal furs, print your own animal tracks and use your sense of touch to identify natural mystery items. Visit the Milford Fish Hatchery right next door. Located below the Milford Reservoir dam, north of the outlet. SCHOOL CREEK OFF-ROAD VEHICLE AREA CR 837, (785) 238-5714 nwk.usace.army.mil School Creek Off-Road Vehicle Area is located on the west side of Milford Lake. For dirt bikes and ATVs only. Full of trails for beginners to experts. SPRING VALLEY SCHOOL HOUSE HISTORIC SITE Hwy 18 and Spring Valley Rd., (785) 238-1666 gchsweb.org A 1-room country schoolhouse, a homesteaders hewn-log cabin and related outbuildings will take visitors back to the 1870s. Special group tours available. STARCKE HOUSE MUSEUM 306 W. 5th St., (785) 238-1666 gchsweb.org Built in the 1880s by pioneer jeweler and watchmaker Andrew Volger, this property serves as a period house museum displaying heirlooms and vintage furniture.