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Fort Scott Trip Guide

This compact community of 7,990 grew up around the frontier fort.
Fort Scott.
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Lyons Twin Mansions.
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What to do

Fort Scott National Historic Site Discover more than a dozen restored and reconstructed historic buildings on a self-guided tour. (620) 223-0310; nps.gov/fosc

Gordon Parks Center for Culture and Diversity Explore the work of Fort Scott’s famed Life photographer Gordon Parks. At Fort Scott Community College. (800) 874-3722;
www.gordonparkscenter.org

Where to eat

Bowman’s Nu Grille Cafe Built in 1946, this classic diner serves milk shakes, homemade fries and onion rings. (620) 223-9949

Where to stay

Lyons Twin Mansions Gardens surround a pair of Italianate-style Victorians. From $109. (800) 784-8378; lyonstwinmansions.com

For information: Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce (800) 245-3678; fortscott.com

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