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Friday, September 9, 2011

118. Exploring Stockton

Our adventure on July 30 started at Stockton.  Who knew there was such a treasure in the middle of Kansas?  The Frank Walker Museum was probably the best done museum in a small town we have visited yet this year.  The memorabilia was well organized into small vinetts that made is easier to focus on the memorabilia and get a good understanding of what the museum had to exhibit.  The curator did a great job of asking each of us, especially the kiddos what was their favorite part about the museum.

Don't you want to do this to be beautiful?

Or should we leave the kiddos here?
If you love hunting/fishing Baxter's Bait and Tackle is a must see.  It was not so exciting for the non-sportsmen in our family and we were ready to go in about 5 minutes.  We stayed longer than that and got to explore almost every inch of the store.  Eric loved the antiques on display around the store.  The owner is more than willing to have a great conversation with his customers about whatever is on their mind.

There are other great stores along Main Street in Stockton.  Unfortunately, we cannot remember their names.  One is an art gallery that also carries local art.  If you are looking for a unique gift, this is the place to go.  Another carries parts for model train sets plus other items.  The greatest adventure about this store are the many train sets set up in the front of the store.  They are amazing and definitely a lot of work.  We even got to see one in motion while we we there.  It was definitely an awesome experience.

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