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Marais des Cygnes State Historic Site

The park covers about 43 acres, including the ravine in which the Marais des Cygnes Massacre took place on May 19, 1858. The visitors center is located in a stone house, built in the 1870s.

Check hours of operation, admission fees, exhibits, etc.... KS Historical Society / Marais

26426 E 1700th Rd
Pleasanton KS



General Pleasanton Days

A yearly festival titled for the city’s historical namesake is enjoyed every year during the 1st weekend in October. Two days of activities involve a parade, kids' games, adult competitions, Cornhole Tournament, street vendors, street dance and LOTS OF FOOD!

Sponsored by Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.
(620) 215-2670


Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield

This State Historic Site, located 2.5 miles southwest of Pleasanton, commemorates the Battle of Mine Creek in the American Civil War. The battlefield has been preserved by the KS Historical Society, which includes a museum and self-guided walking tour.

For hours of operation, admission fees, exhibits, programs, etc ... KS Historical Society / Mine Creek.

20485 KS Hwy 52
Pleasanton, KS 

(913) 352-8890


Linn County Museum & Genealogy Library

Ola May Earnest, Director of the Linn County Museum, has put together one of the most comprehensive and extensive collections of memorabilia documenting Pleasanton.

The museum features patron-activated informational readings that will whisk you into the days of the Civil War and the effects it had on our young community and the families living here.

Check hours, fees, etc. at KS Historical Society / Museum

307 East Park St
Pleasanton, KS
(913) 352-8739

Tues & Thur … 9 to 5 
Sat & Sun … 1 to 5 
& by appt


Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Refuge

16382 US-69
Pleasanton, KS

About 7,500 acres of bottomland hardwood forests, wetlands, and prairie combine to offer a showcase of diverse and unique plants and animals. Managed by US Fish and Wildlife Service.

US Fish and Wildlife Service / Marais