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Kansas Barbed Wire Museum

120 West 1st Street

The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum in LaCrosse, Kansas is devoted solely to the history and legend of this part of American history often referred to as the “Devils Rope”. On exhibit are over 2000 barbed wire varieties; including samples manufactured between the years 1870 and 1890. Hundreds of antique fencing tools illustrate the inventiveness of pioneers.

The museum presents interesting ways to learn about one of the midwest's most important contributions to America's history.  Dioramas of early barbed wire use, a theatre featuring educational films, the Barbed Wire Hall of Fame, the museum archives room, and a research library all help to conjure up images of settling the midwest, range wars between homesteaders and cattlemen, and the transformation of the open prairie into America's bread basket.


ron newman

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Amazing place! Did not expect this much history in a "barbed wire" museum! Very nicely displayed and awesome people working there! I will for sure go there again!

Akemi T. Belling

Thursday, March 29, 2018
I went to the museum opening weekend because my mother lived there. It was interesting. I'm a hairstylist and they had a lot of antique styling and perming tools which I found fascinating! Tracie Belling

James Bennet

Monday, June 18, 2018
The owner is very mean and rude, it snarled and looked at me frequently through out the day . Apart from that would highly recommend. SIKE!!!!!!!

Jacob French

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Gave me good info for a paper.

Valencia Ansley

Saturday, July 15, 2017
A little out of the way but everyone was really nice and will visit again ...

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