Lacrosse Museums
Kansas Barbed Wire Museum

202 West First
Lacrosse, Kansas 67548
(785) 222-2413 

(May through mid-September)
Monday - Saturday: 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday: 1 - 4:30 PM
No admission fees - donations requested 

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Kansas Barbed Wire Museum - Lacrosse, Kansas
Kansas Barbed Wire Museum - Lacrosse, Kansas
The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum may have the largest collection of barbed wire in the world.

The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum in LaCrosse, Kansas is devoted solely to the history and legends of the Great Plains related to Devils Rope. Over 2100 barbed wire varieties are on exhibit. Hundreds of antique fencing tools illustrate the inventiveness of pioneers.

The Kansas Barbed Wire Museum includes dioramas of early barbed wire use, a theater featuring educational films, the Barbed Wire Hall of Fame, the museum archives room, and a research library telling the story of the settling the midwest, range wars between homesteaders and cattlemen, and the transformation of the open prairie into America's bread basket.

A very small percentage of visitors to the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum will be enthralled for hours, but many visitors will be satisfied with about 30 minutes. There are enough curiosities to entertain almost anyone for a brief period.

Kansas Barbed Wire Museum
Lacrosse, Kansas: Barbed Wire Capital of the World

barbed wire tornado sculpture
"Fear"  Tornado made from barbed wire

antique fencing tools exhibit at the Barbed Wire Museum
antique fencing tools

Kansas Barbed Wire Museum gft shop
Items for sale in the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum gift shop include samples of barbed wire to start your own collection.

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