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Looking for top attractions in Fort Scott around the Azure Sky Motel, but not sure where to start? From Fort Scott National Historic Site to Radio Springs Park that make this property preferred choice for guest visiting these attractions.

Discover the best sights and activities close to Azure Sky Motel with this top attractions list!

Fort Scott National Historic Site

0.44 miles away

Fort Scott National Historic Site is located in southeastern Kansas and commemorates the frontier military post of the same name that was active from 1842 to 1853. The site also serves as a reminder of the important role that African Americans played in the history of the American West.

During the early 1840s, Fort Scott was one of a string of forts established by the United States government along the western frontier. It was intended to help protect settlers from attacks by Native Americans and to keep the peace between different tribes. The fort was named after General Winfield Scott, who served as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War.

The fort was abandoned and most of its buildings were sold at auction. Today, only a few foundations and some earthworks remain to mark the site of the fort. However, a number of other structures have been erected on the grounds of the national historic site, including a Visitor Center, a replica of one of the original fort buildings, and a monument to African American soldiers who served at Fort Scott.

Gunn Park

1.76 miles away

Gunn Park is a beautiful, historic park located in downtown Fort Scott, Kansas. The park features a large pond, a gazebo, and plenty of benches and picnic tables for visitors to enjoy. The park is also home to the Gunn Park Fort, a replica of an early 19th century fort that was built in the park in the 1930s. The fort is open to the public and is a popular spot for kids to explore and play.

Gordon Parks Museum

2.00 miles away

The Gordon Parks Museum in Fort Scott, Kansas is dedicated to the life and work of the late photographer, filmmaker, and writer. The museum houses a collection of Parks' photos, films, and personal belongings, as well as a library of his books. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the museum or participate in one of the many programs offered. The museum also offers a variety of educational resources, including a school program and an annual summer camp.

Radio Springs Park

17.78 miles away

Radio Springs Park is one of the most popular parks in Fort Scott. The park is home to a variety of radio-related equipment, including a transmitter tower, a radio shack, and an antenna. The park also has a playground, a picnic area, and a walking trail.

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