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Address: La Crosse, KS 67548
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This museum features videos and exhibits on barbed wire and its many uses.

This museum features videos and exhibits on barbed wire and its many uses.

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Everything you've ever wanted to know about barbed wire, and then some. Really, it is interesting. Then we got a tour of the history museum on site. And found a geocache there.

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Chapel Hill
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Chapel Hill
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198 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Everything you've ever wanted to know about barbed wire, and then some. Really, it is interesting. Then we got a tour of the history museum on site. And found a geocache there.

Thank To-King
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We found out about this museum watching Billy Connolly's Route 66 show. It is a bit tricky to find but well worth it. We thought it was funny you will see barbed wire models and all kinds of wire from lots of different countries. The museum is run by volunteers who are very helpful. There is a route 66 museum... More 

Thank Queen Hayley
San Dimas, Ca
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Why was barbed wire invented? When? By whom? This museum has over 1000 different types of antique barbed wire and fencing tools. Information on collecting antique barbed wire and membership in the various state clubs. You won't regret your visit!

Stow, Ohio
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136 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I saw the sign for the Barbed wire and Stone Post museums while driving by. I had been noticing the stone fence posts and had to stop in for a peak. If you have any interest in the history of "how the west was won" then this place is worth stopping at. Not only do they explain barbed wire, but... More 

Thank Dale L
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173 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

It's not just barbed wire---it's everything connected to it right down to the medicine they used to doctor animals cut by barbed wire. They have barbed wire from the Berlin Wall. Everything is well displayed and explained. We found it fascinating.

Thank KansasMover
Lebanon, CT
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185 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Granted, the topic is narrow. But the number of cataloged and displayed items is huge. The displays are labeled with the creator, patent number, etc. Over twenty-four hundred pieces are on display. All aspects of range fencing are covered. It's a remarkable collection and surprisingly interesting.

Thank aablodgett
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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370 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

A real surprise, the outside of this museum is very unprepossessing but inside its very impressive. Barbed wire may not seem like a thing of interest but the museum is laid out well and there is something for everyone. My husband really liked the tool sections. There is also a Route 66 section. Don't miss it if you are driving... More 

Thank UlverstonJanet
Leeds, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Visited this unique museum whilst touring Route 66 - just a small detour off the main route. The museum is free and the lady on the cash desk was very kinowledgeable and interesting. I particularly liked the barbed wire stetson hat - although I would not like to wear it!! Definitely worth a visit.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Since I visited the Chisholm (Cattle Drive) Trail museum two days ago, I wanted to see and learn more about what "killed" the cattle drives. I was totally unaware that there are over 2500 different kinds of barbed wire (a patent is required for each). I was totally unaware of the great number of people that "collect" barbed wire. It... More 

1 Thank RaynaPaul
New York City
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We spotted the Barbed Wire Museum in our road atlas, and said "that has to be worth a detour." Boy, were we right! As city folk, we had no idea of the important role that barbed wire has played in making frontier farming and ranching possible...the varieties of BW...and the large network of collectors. It's a great small museum (an... More 

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