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When the Logan County seat moved from Russell Springs, to Oakley, KS, the old courthouse became available for a new use. In 1965, it became the Butterfield Trail Historical Museum.

The building is a two-story, renaissance-style rectangular structure of native stone and brick, with a mansard roof. It is 60' long, 50' wide, and 45' tall. The building has been named to the Register of Historic Places, and stands as a monument to the pioneers who blazed the trail West.

The Butterfield Trail Museum is open from the first Tuesday of May, through Labor Day weekend. The hours are: Tuesday through Saturday, open 9:00 A.M. to 12:00, 1:00P.M. to 5:00, Sunday, open 1:00P.M. to 5:00, closed on Monday.

Yes, you can get here from there!
Here's how:

map of areaWe are now an attraction side-trip along Kansas's first historic byway, the Western Vistas Historic Byway. From Oakley, KS, exit 76 on I-70:take K-40 West 19 miles to K-25, then 12 miles South to Russell Springs. From Colby, KS, exit 53 on I-70:Take K-25 37 miles South to Russell Springs. The museum is conviently located next to K-25, can't miss it. Lodging is available right in Russell Springs at the historic Logan House. Accomodations are also available in Oakley, Colby, and Goodland, KS.

If you have any questions, please call 785-751-4242, or e-mail at wardtayl@st-tel.net

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