Trip to Fort Riley
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On a lovely spring Friday, our travel group took a circuitous route from Topeka to Fort Riley, KS via: 

  • the BEACH ART CENTER in Manhattan, KS 
  • the CALICO INN in Riley, KS
  • the CAVELRY MUSEUM at Ft. Riley, KS 
  • the ICE CREAM STORE in Call Hall Dairy building at KSU, Manhattan, KS
  • the DUTCH MILL in Wamego, KS and home
All photos © 1999 by Carol Yoho
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Our first stop was at the Beach Art Center in on the KState campus, Manhattan, KS. This facility is three years old.
Chandalier This Chihuly chandelier hangs in the stairwell at Beach--300 pieces and 1600 pounds-- the color  inspired by the sun setting on the Kansas prairie.
This portico provides a walking path underneath the main gallery and leads to other parts of the KS State U. campus.
Calico Inn, Riley, KS We ate lunch in the little town of Riley, KS at the Calico Inn. They had great food and low prices. Riley has several antique stores.
This building on the Fort Riley grounds houses an interesting Cavalry Museum. 
Admission is free.
Cavalry Museum, Ft. Riley
Gas masks, 1940s This exhibit show both a soldier and his mount using gas masks. Such drills were performed in the 1940's.
This bronze statue outside the Cavalry Museum honors horses and mules that died in the American Civil War. 
Horse monument
Monument detail This detail shows the weary head and neck of the represented Cavalry horse.
We stopped in the city park at Wamego, Ks on the way home to enjoy flower beds of blooming tulips.
Pink tulips
Multicolored tulips This array of tulips was beautiful.
These orange tulips were in early bloom.
Orange tulips
Dutch Mill, Wamego, KS

This Dutch-style windmill was built in the 1800's and has been moved for miles, stone by stone, to the city partk.

All photos © 1999 by Carol Yoho
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