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Worth stopping if you are in the area

I had read about this place for many years but never visiting. When our family was in the area... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
dvdclrsn
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Manhattan, Kansas
Historical Place with Lots of Vegetation

We stumbled on this place driving from Salina, Kansas to Kearney, Nebraska. Surrounded mainly by... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
BrockDaBadger
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Elgin, Texas
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Aug 14, 2018
“Worth stopping if you are in the area”
Aug 27, 2017
“Historical Place with Lots of Vegetation”
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Home on the Range Cabin is the original site where the song "Home on the Range" was written. Dr. Brewster M Higley wrote a poem titled “My Western Home” to describe the beauty of the site he had chosen for his Kansas Homestead in 1871. He penned...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Hwy 9, Athol, KS 66932
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

I had read about this place for many years but never visiting. When our family was in the area recently we finally stopped. They have done some significant restoration of this site over the past 2-3 years. The cabin is nicely restored.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

We stumbled on this place driving from Salina, Kansas to Kearney, Nebraska. Surrounded mainly by corn fields, this historical place was an easy stop off on Kansas SH-8. Lots of local vegetation maintained by the local 4-H club.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

Kids found it fascinating. We could have spent a lot more time walking the trails and looking for wildlife.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

This is a great stop - particularly if you are from Kansas and revere our state song. The cabin has been restored again, and the recent movie release has increased interest. If you go, be sure to go inside if you can and also sign...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

When i take my three girls on our yearly trips around Kansas, I try to hit plenty ofhistorical sites. My girls are familiar with the song and I was surprised how excited they we're to see the actual cabin where the song was written. It...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

My parents and I stopped by on our way home. The house was nicely redone and looks like it should. If you are looking for something unique check it out. You can simply check out the house or venture out on a trail.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank fratwin
Reviewed May 18, 2014

Description In 1871, in his dugout on the bank of the West Beaver Creek in Smith County, KS, Dr. Brewster Higley VI penned the words to a poem titled "My Western Home". It was later set to music by Dan Kelly and the refrain added...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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