Coffey County Museum is in a large and modern brick building. Inside are collections of dolls, guns, pens, and more. There are historical exhibits from the areas history.Step out side the museum to also visit a one room shcool and an old church that have been moved to the site.more
207 Cross St, Burlington, KS, 66839, USA
Good for: Couples
I went to eat at El Cazador restaurant in Burlington.
Mexican food and excellent service in a place with interesting atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: Pollo Loco
One night in Burlington I went to see the highschool play. It was a version of 'Beauty and the Beast'. One of stars of the play was a young lady named Susan Samuelson. That is my niece there on the left.
At the Coffey County Museum I picked up a brochure about the little country cemetaries scattered around Coffey County. There are 42 cemetaries in Coffey County. The brochure had a map of where they all are located and brief histories. I don't really expect any one to go to all 42 cemetaries. (I don't expect any one to really visit Burlington.) I just wanted to point out that these tiny country cemetaries out in the middle of no place are different than a lot of modern cemetaries I see any more. New cemetaries now only allow flat grave markers so that mowers can easily drive over the top of them. New cemetaries have rules about how long flowers and things can be left at grave side. Here in these little places you'll find flowers growing that were planted by the families of the deceased a hundred years ago and still thriving. You'll see peony, iris, and daylilly in these country plots. The care takers of these places take real pride in managing their little cemetaries. There are no flat markers here and some of the graves will date back 150 years to a time before Kansas was even a state.
Snapping turtles are common in Kansas. We call them snapping turtles for a reason. Don't let one snap it's jaws down on your finger or toe.