3 Southeast Kansas Attractions Everyone Will Enjoy

Happy kids feeding cows on a farm. Little girl and school age boy feed cow on a country field in summer. Farmer children play with animals. Child and animal friendship. Family fun in the countryside.Although we at Cedar Crest Lodge pride ourselves on the properties’ quiet, relaxing atmosphere, there are some guests that like to get out and about and experience the area.  Listed below are a few things definitely worth experiencing in our immediate area.


SKYVIEW FARM & CREAMERY – Located a mere 5.2 miles from the lodge, this family-run farm’s goal is to provide the most nutritious and delicious food possible. They “not only milk the cows, but make a variety of cheeses and age them in the underground cheese ‘cave.’ ”  Look for their cheeses at The Sundry in the Crossroads area, The Better Cheddar on the Plaza and in Prairie Village.  22722 E. 800 Rd., Pleasanton, KS 66075  –  (913) 352-8727

LINN COUNTY MUSEUM – Ola May Earnest, Director of the Linn County Museum, has put together one of the most comprehensive and extensive collections of memorabilia documenting Pleasanton.  With authentic attire from such organizations as The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a bank front, toys and cars, there is a piece of history each member of the family will find captivating.  307 East Park Street, Pleasanton, KS  66075  –  (913) 352-8739

MINE CREEK CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELD STATE HISTORIC SITE – On October 25, 1864, on the banks of Mine Creek, two Union brigades of approximately 2,500 troops defeated approximately 7,000 Confederates.  This historic battlefield is a 2.6-mile self-guided walk-through site open dawn to dusk daily.  The visitor center tells the story of the Civil War in the West and the significance of the Battle of Mine Creek. A bank of windows that overlooks the battlefield allows visitors to contemplate the events of October 25, 1864, or simply catch a glimpse of wildlife.  20485 K 52, Pleasanton KS 66075  –   913-352-8890
Cedar Crest Lodge, KansasWhen you’re finished exploring the local sites, come back to your home away from home and relax . . . take a dip in the pool or opt for a shady respite in one of our hammocks.  After you’re refreshed, your farm-to-table dinner will be waiting for you.  Book your reservation today at our charming Kansas bed and breakfast either online at: cedarcrestlodge.com OR call us today at 913-352-6533.  We would love to help you plan your getaway!