Fort Scott

Eye Opening Discoveries In Fort Scott, Kansas

While long vacations can be fun to plan, there are plenty of times we are just looking for a short getaway. Whether it's a day trip or an overnight stay, taking an excursion to a close by destination can add an air of excitement to any weekend. With a drive from Kansas City that can be covered in around one hour, we were ready for some eye opening discoveries in Fort Scott, Kansas. We timed our visit to arrive on a Friday afternoon, with a goal to see as much as possible in around 24 hours.  We want to thank the Fort Scott [...]

By |2019-05-27T05:20:55-06:00May 27th, 2019|Fort Scott, Kansas City Vicinity|4 Comments

The Power of Positive Change – Unsung Heroes

We are always on the lookout for unusual sites when visiting a new destination. It is amazing what you can find when you dig deep enough into a city's attraction. Fort Scott may seem like an unlikely place to learn about the worlds most unheralded heroes. A stop at the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes opened our eyes to some people we had never heard of, prior to our trip. This incredible facility helps students learn the power of positive change through student driven projects. We were amazed at the role models that had been uncovered by students during their research. We [...]

By |2019-05-20T06:57:23-06:00May 20th, 2019|Fort Scott, Kansas City Vicinity|0 Comments

Keeping The Peace Frontier Style – Fort Scott

When we planned our visit to Fort Scott, Kansas our itinerary included a variety of sites to see. The one site that had to be top of our list is the actual fort from where the city gets its name. One of a chain of forts built in the mid-1800's, it was designed for keeping the peace frontier style. With many tribes being resettled to the west, it was imperative that these new "promised" lands be kept free of settlers. Today, this free site has been renamed the Fort Scott National Historic Site and offers an educational opportunity for visitors. We want to thank [...]

By |2019-05-13T06:55:41-06:00May 13th, 2019|Fort Scott, Kansas City Vicinity|4 Comments

Lyons Twin Mansions – Historic Double Take

Picture life during the year of 1876. The United States was celebrating its first 100 years. Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for his new invention called the "telephone". Colorado is admitted to the Union as the 38th state. You can imagine the pace of life in those simpler days. During this same time, a pair of Italian architecture mansions were erected in this refined Victorian period. Thus, the Lyons Twin Mansions came into existence. Our trip to Fort Scott gave us an opportunity to get a historic double take of this pair of beautiful homes. We want to thank Visit Fort [...]

By |2019-05-06T03:45:48-06:00May 6th, 2019|Fort Scott, Kansas City Vicinity|22 Comments

Crooner’s Lounge Hits The Mark

It's obvious from our travels that great food can be found just about everywhere. One of the things that elevates a good meal, to the status of great, is the atmosphere. You have probably found yourself enjoying a delicious meal in a location that felt cold and less than welcoming. While not every restaurant will have world class dishes, we know that eateries in the Midwest are usually filled with friendly faces and welcoming smiles. When we traveled to Fort Scott, Kansas we were confident that we would find Crooner's Lounge hits the mark for Midwest hospitality. We want to thank Visit Fort [...]

By |2019-04-29T07:05:52-06:00April 29th, 2019|Fort Scott, Kansas City Vicinity|3 Comments

The Importance of Perseverance – Gordon Parks

We never cease to be amazed at the history we find in each city we visit. It's true that every place is filled with its own set of stories, and it is up to the visitor to seek them out. A trip to Fort Scott, Kansas provided an opportunity to learn more about one of the most influential African American photographers in our country's history. Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks hails from this frontier fort city, but his impact was felt all around the world. While his story is one of immense success, it also teaches the importance of perseverance. We want to [...]

By |2019-04-24T05:51:49-06:00April 22nd, 2019|Fort Scott, Kansas City Vicinity|4 Comments