3-Trails Corridor

Trailside Center

Located just off of 3-Trails Crossing Memorial Highway in the heart of the historic 3-Trails Corridor, Trailside Center provides resources for trail and civil war aficionados, historians, and the Kansas City community. Few visitors realize that the communities that established in this area in the early 1830s were situated at the western edge of the United States until Kansas Territory was established in 1854. For nearly a quarter century, pioneers on the border saw the tailgate of thousands of wagons heading west to Santa Fe, Oregon and California.
Thanks to: David W. Jackson

Trailside Center

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The Trailside Center, a Tourist Information & Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) Welcome Center Affiliate, is sponsored through a partnership with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and the nonprofit Historical Society of New Santa Fe, incorporated in 1977 to preserve and memorialize pioneer history in southwest Kansas City. As with the campsites and hospitable settlers met along one’s overland journey, the Trailside Center greets visitors today and orients them to historic places in the metropolitan area. Their Watts Mill meeting room seats 75 for free public programs and community group event meeting space. And, a small museum space interprets the history of this area which was at the western edge of the United States until 1854.
Thanks to: David W. Jackson