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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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Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site is a wonderful piece of living Kansas history. A main building houses the historic info and pictures and displays, but more importantly there is the original Mahaffie home you can tour, a working stagecoach (my first stagecoach ride!), a blacksmith shop, a barn with animals and farm equipment, etc. On the day... More

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United States
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24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Mahaffie Stagecoach Farm and Stop is a worthwhile stop. The weekends are better when they have volunteers dressed in period costumes. They are very knowledgeable on life in the late 1800's. The animals are fun to learn about and watch how they worked the animals on the farm in the early days. I defiantly recommend stopping for a few hours.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm was definitely worth the visit! We do recommend going on a weekend when it is staffed with volunteers dressed in time appropriate costuming. All the volunteers obviously loved what they did...they even had their children involved! I got to help the blacksmith start up his fire for the day...and in payment he gave me... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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8 attraction reviews
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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
37 helpful votes 37 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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142 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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