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Barbed Wire Museum

La Crosse, KS 67548
+1 785-222-3220
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Like nothing you have EVER seen before!

This is probably the largest collection of antique barbed wire and fencing tools in the WORLD! I... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
SDMRT
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San Dimas, Ca
Unique

Everything you've ever wanted to know about barbed wire, and then some. Really, it is interesting... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
To-King
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Chapel Hill
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This museum features videos and exhibits on barbed wire and its many uses.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
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La Crosse, KS 67548
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is probably the largest collection of antique barbed wire and fencing tools in the WORLD! I never knew about why barbed wire was invented, the different patented kinds of wire and how it was used. This unique American invention changed the western US and...More

1  Thank SDMRT
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Everything you've ever wanted to know about barbed wire, and then some. Really, it is interesting. Then we got a tour of the history museum on site. And found a geocache there.

1  Thank To-King
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We found out about this museum watching Billy Connolly's Route 66 show. It is a bit tricky to find but well worth it. We thought it was funny you will see barbed wire models and all kinds of wire from lots of different countries. The...More

1  Thank Queen Hayley
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Why was barbed wire invented? When? By whom? This museum has over 1000 different types of antique barbed wire and fencing tools. Information on collecting antique barbed wire and membership in the various state clubs. You won't regret your visit!

1  Thank SDMRT
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I saw the sign for the Barbed wire and Stone Post museums while driving by. I had been noticing the stone fence posts and had to stop in for a peak. If you have any interest in the history of "how the west was won"...More

1  Thank Dale L
Reviewed 26 August 2015

It's not just barbed wire---it's everything connected to it right down to the medicine they used to doctor animals cut by barbed wire. They have barbed wire from the Berlin Wall. Everything is well displayed and explained. We found it fascinating.

1  Thank KansasMover
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Granted, the topic is narrow. But the number of cataloged and displayed items is huge. The displays are labeled with the creator, patent number, etc. Over twenty-four hundred pieces are on display. All aspects of range fencing are covered. It's a remarkable collection and surprisingly...More

1  Thank aablodgett
Reviewed 20 April 2015

A real surprise, the outside of this museum is very unprepossessing but inside its very impressive. Barbed wire may not seem like a thing of interest but the museum is laid out well and there is something for everyone. My husband really liked the tool...More

Thank UlverstonJanet
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Visited this unique museum whilst touring Route 66 - just a small detour off the main route. The museum is free and the lady on the cash desk was very kinowledgeable and interesting. I particularly liked the barbed wire stetson hat - although I would...More

2  Thank Enid734
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Since I visited the Chisholm (Cattle Drive) Trail museum two days ago, I wanted to see and learn more about what "killed" the cattle drives. I was totally unaware that there are over 2500 different kinds of barbed wire (a patent is required for each)....More

1  Thank RaynaPaul
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