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Dalton Gang Hideout, Meade

#59 of 153 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. Plan a Meade trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • At five dollars a person, the museum and tunnel are a lot of fun. The museum includes historical artifacts and regional oddities (a two headed cow for instance), as well as a gift shop, and house...  more »
  • We stopped to see the hideout and tunnel while we were in Meade. The old house there is getting some work done on it, but we could still see the inside. The tunnel leads from the house to the barn...  more »
  • This place was really interesting. The man who was part of the Meade county historical society was very knowledgeable. It was enjoyable.
  • Awesome local historic site! What a special American wild west treat to go through the Daltons escape tunnel from the house to the barn. Great historian on site as well.

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