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Dalton Gang Hideout, Meade

#54 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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  • June 12, 2017
    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 »
  • May 21, 2017
    Buy tickets at the barn $5pp. The friendly docent gave us a brochure and gave us information about the complex. The complex encompasses the barn, a museum on the top floor of the barn, and a tunnel wh...  more »
  • May 17, 2017
    An interesting, authentic stop on an otherwise boring ride on hwy 54. The host was pleasant and informative. They did a good job of gathering old newspaper articles and documents. It is probably run b...  more »
  • June 27, 2017
    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.
  • July 7, 2017
    Traveled thru.. No need to stop. Not logical.. Especially considering the events in question happened while the brothers were LAW ABIDING US MARSHALS... Would have been better if it wasnt a play on my intelligence and was documented as simply being their sister home
  • June 5, 2017
    It was very interesting and the guy that was working was knowledgable. We loved it!
  • June 7, 2017
    Very historic nice gift shop great place to make pictures
  • May 24, 2017
    Interesting place! Enjoyed our visit.

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