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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site

1200 Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS
913-971-5111
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Olathe
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: In 1857 James Beatty Mahaffie and his wife Lucinda moved from Indiana to the promising new settlement of Olathe, Kansas.  Their new property was... more »
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Olathe, Kansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I drove past this and decided to stop. I stayed a few hours and really enjoyed the setup they had. There were numerous buildings you can venture into and explore. They had people working there in different departments like a blacksmith etc.. The staff was very knowledgeable. They have a few animals to look at. Felt like I was stepping... More

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Carbondale, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very neat little farm. We had a family reunion there and it was the best location we've had! The kids enjoyed the animals and checking out the old buildings. Both the kids and adults enjoyed it.

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Olathe, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I enjoy history and letting my great-grandchildren understand what life was like many years ago. We were able to experience a stage coach ride, view the barns, watch a black smith work, feed the chickens, and look through the house. People in period costumes were there to explain what we were seeing. It was a wonderful day with the children!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Was not overly impressed with this. Staff was wonderful and informative, just did not expect it to be in the middle of town, and was disappointed that the stagecoach ride was so short. Also very crowded. Special provisions should be made for large groups so they do not dominate everyone's visit at a place like this.

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Olathe, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This type of 'living museum' is a great place to visit. Especially with kids. You pay an admission(based on person's age & resident of area). You can also pay a little extra for the stage coach ride & depending what activity. There seems to always be something going on, that would educate little ones. From the women in the cellar... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have lived here all my life and I have been to the Mahaffie stagecoach stop 3 times. It has grown to include festivals in the summer. Great example of a wonderful house, black smithing shop, animals and a real stagecoach to ride it. Wonderful new museum/gift store. If you are here or close b, it's a great places to... More

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Dallas, Texas
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128 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This Sante Fe National Historic Trail stagecoach stop offers diverse activities reliving the 1860's. An indoor museum offers hands-on, kid-friendly exhibits and learning opportunities for all ages about the Mahaffie family that lived here. Outside you can visit and visit their 1865 stone farmhouse, take a ride in a stagecoach pulled by horses, see the dining area for the stagecoach... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We initially went on a Friday but the receptionist convinced us to come back on Saturday as they had demonstrations and people dressed in period costume. My understanding is that this occurs every weekend. We were very happy with the visit where we actually got to ride in a real, functioning stage coach. The black smith demo was entertaining. This... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

we went during a Wild West weekend in Fall and thoroughly enjoyed the activities from Mexican dancing in authentic costume, to the yard games, and historical tent villages set up to replicate life in "the good ol' days". The stagecoach ride was brief, but unique and entertaining, and all of the tradesmen and cowboys in costume were neat to see.... More

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Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Even though it was closed during the week they let us tag along with a school group. We even were able to ride the stage coach. All of their staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

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