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This American owned motel believes in one thing..."peace and quiet."
All 22 guestrooms are ground floor, with private entrances and parking at your door. We're located on three acres, away from the hustle and bustle of town, and with plenty of parking for your car, truck, or RV.
With lots of area events, activities and sightseeing, you're never far from a destination that's sure to become a great memory.
Check out our website for additional information and come stay with us.
Artifacts from Osage arrowheads to Minuteman Missiles trace the history of the area. Bates County is home of the Battle of Island Mound that was fought in October 1862 and marked the first time African-American soldiers fought in the Civil War when the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry fought local guerrillas. A large mural and three interpretive panels tell the story of that battle and of Order No. 11.
Eight exhibit rooms and a large TimeLine Room show how people lived and worked: American Indian artifacts; Civil War; coal mining; pioneer memorabilia; veterans and other displays. Sci-Fi legend Robert Heinlein, born in Bates County, is highlighted.
A one-room schoolhouse can be toured. There is a barn for agriculture displays.
Open April-October. Closed holidays.
The Battle of Island Mound marked the first time that African-American troops were engaged in Civil War combat, nearly a year before the battle depicted in the film "Glory."
Battle of Island Mound State Historic site encompasses Camp Africa, where the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry camped in 1862 before a pitched battle with pro-Confederate forces near a low hill named Island Mound.
Information at the site details the battle, as well as the effect that the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry has on later Union decisions to allow African-American units to fight.
The park is located in Bates County, west of Butler, at the junction of County Road 1002 (also called Marth Road) and County Road 5001 (also called Cooper Road).
One of the premier water-fowl hunting areas in the state and the country, this area features trails, wildlife photography opportunities and other outdoor-related activities.
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