Here are two of our favorite drives for exploring Wabaunsee County.
There are many scenic drives, of course, and you may find others on your own. Google maps are handy, and usually they will continue to work if you put them into your phone before you head into the hills. However, we have found that their directions aren’t always accurate in the country. If you feel lost, don’t worry. Just keep driving and enjoy the scenery! It’s part of the adventure.
Please note some historic sites may be on private property and not open to the public.
Don’t drive down private driveways or climb over fences! Please respect private property by not trespassing and leave public sites just as you found them.
Explore the google maps below by clicking on the icons to see more information about each site.
If you prefer a map with road names, click to open the printable maps.
Enjoy this scenic drive of the Flint Hills at your own pace. In Alma be sure to visit the Wabaunsee County Historical Society Museum to see their exhibit Bountiful Harvest: The Heritage of Haying in Wabaunsee County with images and text by Mark Feiden and Jim Hoy.
Explore Paxico, Newbury and the historic site of “Old Paxico”. The google map describes the tales of how a railroad could make or break a small town by the placement of the depot. Newbury and “Old Paxico” both lobbied for the opportunity to host the depot. The railroad company ended up placing the depot between the towns. “Old Paxico” jumped at the chance and moved the townsite a mile west, near Mill Creek, next to the newly constructed depot. “Tale of Three Towns” written by Doug Heigert is on file at the Wabaunsee County Historical Society. Stop in to learn the whole store. We hope you enjoy your drive!
Thank you to our
CROSSROADS COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Arla & Tony Barelli
Kansas Beef Council
Wabaunsee County Historical Society
Community Exhibit Partners:
Alma Area Foundation
Bruce & Tina Breckenridge
Bank of the Flint Hills
Carl & Mary Ice
Jim & Barbara Meinhardt and KanEquip, Inc.
Lyons Angus Ranch
M7 Ranch – McGee Family
Mount Mitchell Prairie Guards
The Native Stone Scenic Byway
Heidi & Nelson Nast
Henry & Cara Newell
Patty & Jerry Reece
Stockgrowers State Bank
Wabaunsee County Farm Bureau
Community Event Partners for Explore Wabaunsee County Week:
Alma Chamber of Commerce
Flint Hills Stone
Bill & Kathy Hogue
EXPLORE Map printed courtesy of Wabaunsee County Economic Development Office