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Attractions and Recreation

The scenic Gypsum Hills Drive is one of the most popular attractions of Barber County.  Hand drawn maps can be obtained at the Stockade Museum.  The Stockade Museum is a small replica of the original stockade that was erected for the settlers of Medicine Lodge in the early 1870’s.  The original markers of the corners of the stockade are located on Washington Street and First Avenue.  Other attractions within Medicine Lodge include the Carry A. Nation home, Barber County Veteran’s Memorial, Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Peace Park, Barber State Fishing Lake and the Medicine Lodge Golf Course.  To find out more information about attractions in Medicine Lodge, click here.

There are many other sites to see throughout Barber County including the Carry A. Nation landmark, the Kiowa Historical museum, Sharon City Jail and the Hazelton Heritage House Bed & Breakfast.  For more information about attractions in Barber county, visit Barber county.

Barber County boasts many events throughout the year.  Each season or holiday usually corresponds to some type of festival or parade. Pioneer Days is celebrated in April, the Independence Day celebration in July, Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo in September and Sharon hosts the “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Parade the first weekend of December.  Medicine Lodge offers Heritage Players theatre presentations, Night at the Stockade events, and the Pageant Drive In Movie theater through the summer.

Medicine Lodge

Key Employers
RSI Corporation 
National Gypsum Corporation

Primary Industries

K-12 School Districts
Barber County North USD 254 
South Barber USD 255

Nixon Auction & Realty LLC

Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital
Kiowa Hospital

Contact Information
Barber County Economic Development
Tina A. Davis, Director
215 S. Iliff
Medicine Lodge, Kan.  67104
(620) 886-3988

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