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Gardner Junction on The Santa Fe Trail

Gardner, KS
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Interesting stop for history fans who are in the area. "Weeds" are native grasses that grew during... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
AndyKansasCity
,
Kansas City
via mobile
Overgrown

Information regarding junction was very informative, however, the surrounding park was overgrown... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
bkc53
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kansas city
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15 Sep 2017
“Trail Marker”
16 Aug 2017
“Overgrown”
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Gardner, KS
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting stop for history fans who are in the area. "Weeds" are native grasses that grew during pioneer days. No, it's not on the exact spot where the trails divided, but the signs explain that. There wasn't one single set of tracks for the trails...More

Thank AndyKansasCity
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Information regarding junction was very informative, however, the surrounding park was overgrown and unkept.

Thank bkc53
Reviewed 12 May 2014

This is a quick stop on the side of the road intended to mark where the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe Trails diverge. However, the actual site of where this happened is actually about a 1/4 mile away. My historian husband knew that...and the last...More

Thank ToniPortland_OR
Reviewed 27 February 2013

If you are passing through, take 15 minutes and make a quick stop at this historic site. Gives you some history of the spot where the historic Santa Fe and Oregon Trail's split and took their respective routes westward.

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 10 September 2012

There's nothing wrong with this road side attraction, but I wouldn't pull off the Interstate to see it. It's simply a historical marker. There are a few benches, and the marker also features a "native grass" prairie. (It looks like a bunch of overgrown weeds)....More

Thank Danedri
Reviewed 30 July 2012

This is a roadside rest area and exhibit on US 56 about 2 miles west of Gardner, KS. Driving down US 56 I spotted it too late and had to find a place to turn around to go back. It was worth a stop. The...More

1  Thank TallTexWally
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