1ST Interstate Inn Fort Scott

2222 South Main, Fort Scott, KS, 66701
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Travel Tips for Fort Scott

Farmers Market

by basstbn

Local farmers and gardeners congregate at the north end of the main street by the fort to sell fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, etc. during the growing season (approximately mid-April through late October).

Nevada, a preserved old town.

by BruceDunning

The town of 9,000 has many historic buildings, and Cottey College. That campus of town year degrees for women has 14 structures and all old. The town is on Hwy 54 between Hwy 69 on Kansas side and Hwy 71 on Missouri side; about 20 miles from Fort Scott and 10 miles to Hwy 71.

About 20 minutes north of Fort...

by brdwtchr

About 20 minutes north of Fort Scott you will see a sign for Mine Creek Battlefield Park. There is a nice little museum there and a trail that goes through the battle field and explains how the Civil War battle happened here. Walking the trail is a history lesson but is also a nice nature hike because you walk through fields and woods and cross a bridge over Mine Creek.

A Town Rich In History.

by RoscoeGregg

" A Snap Shot Of The Early West"

Our town is built around one of the first frontier outposts built in Kansas when it was still a territory. This incredibly well preserved historic site was built as part of Jackson’s Native American removal program in the 1800’s.

This is a part of American history that is not well represented at other historic sites.

The old post was renovated and partially reconstructed in a joint effort by the Town, the State and the National Park Service. This is the most enduring part of our little town. We are lucky to have it. It brings thousands of visitors to town a year.

After the U.S. Army left in the late 1840s this became a small frontier town. It was front and center in the struggle over slave vs. Free State known as Bleeding Kansas and the American Civil War.

There after we became a classic American town. Railroads ranching you get the picture. We still have real cowboys. I have met them.

" Great Visual Images"

We are rich in old grand buildings and homes. We have a great city park. We have the full range of restaurants from Mc Crappy to fine Dining.

There are some very good Bed and Breakfasts and a nice renovated hotel. We have a renovated theater right downtown that hosts a variety of programs through out the year.

We are the home town of Gordon Parks. He is most famous for directing the film Shaft. This I feel is a bit unfortunate because as I see it this was not his best work. He was a fantastic photographer and poet. His work is displayed around town.

my home town

by cyberchaos

yep, this is my hometown. has been for 52 years. our town consist of a fort that was built in 1842. we get alot of tourist here each year. in the first weekend in june we have 'good ole days'. quite an event. our small town sees over 30,00 visiters here that weekend. main street is lined with venders from all over, bands,civil war reinactments and all the fun you could imagine. so come and stop in.

as you can see that we get alot of snow here in fort scott. but makes for a nice christmas

"fort scott fire 'historical main street'"

by now most everyone has been alerted about the devistating fire that ripped through downtown fort scott,kansas. this is my home town s i said. it is very sad such an event had to happen to the historical buildings. but we are a city of pride and we won't let this terrible fire stop us from rebuilding. to many of us have deep seeded roots here. i have some photos i would like to share with all of you. along with the downtown memories i have.


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