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Dalton Gang Hideout, Meade

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#53 of 62 in Museums in Kansas
Meade's major tourist attraction, the Dalton Gang Hideout, was formerly the home of Eva Dalton Whipple, sister to the infamous Dalton Gang.

Eva Dalton came to Meade in the mid 1880's, and was married to J.N. Whipple, a Meade merchant, in 1887. Whipple built the house which still stands at the corner of Pearlette and Green Streets in Meade for his bride.

Years after the couple left Meade a deep rain wash covered with timbers and earth was discovered; a tunnel from the house to the barn built into the hillside below. Legend has it the tunnel was used by the gang to come and go undetected by the law.
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  • I had never been to Meade, so as we were driving toward Liberal my husband started telling me about the Dalton Gang's Hide, it sounded great, so we took a side trip over to Meade. The gentleman workin...  more »
  • really worth a visit. Knew the name but not much about them controvery to Jesse James,Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday and so on. It was so interesting to learn more about life and dead of the Daltons, their f...  more »
  • Great stop for fans of the old West. Interesting museum and dog friendly. The tunnel has been modernized, but that is understandable. Good information on the Dalton family. The docent was super friend...  more »
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  • Fun Stop on our road trip with grandson, Dalton. Very friendly, informative curator. Enjoyed our visit and learned some interesting details.
  • Visited the hideout on a school field trip with my children. Lots of old artifacts to look at and read about but I was hoping for a guided tour so I could hear the story of the Dalton Brothers. Read bits of their story but never felt like I heard the entire thing. I would've loved to have a guide so I could ask questions as we went along. Maybe they do that when not on a field trip? Neat place. Kids loved the "secret tunnel".
  • Cool place. Only $5 and very informational. Lots of stuff in the shop.
  • OK for a 30 minute break driving. Sign said open on Sun till 5 but was not. Beautiful little park and melodrama stage. It is history.
  • This place is awesome. I forgot the name of the curator but he's an ol Navy vet I had a great time chatting with. This place charges $5 which I would have gladly paid had the curator not given me free entry due to my short recon through Afghanistan. Worth more than that just to see it.

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