Baxter Springs, a city full of history, with a population of approximately 4,400 is located in extreme southeast Kansas, at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Within minutes, you can drive to Joplin, MO, which is a regional business center for the 4-State region of KS, OK, MO & AR. Baxter Springs is centrally located with Tulsa, OK 90 minutes to the south, Kansas City 2 hours to the north, Wichita, KS 2.5 hours to the west and Branson, MO 2 hours east.
The entire business district of Baxter Springs is located on ROUTE 66, which is our "main" street, known as Military Avenue. Come and experience the "mother road", walk where Civil War battles were fought, visit our National Cemetery, designated by President Abraham Lincoln, and experience our rich mining and cow town heritage.
Baxter Springs offers many recreational opportunities with fishing on Spring River, upland game hunting, Grand Lake O'the Cherokees, golfing, moto-cross, bowling, baseball, softball, soccer, hiking and many other opportunities.
Come and experience Baxter Springs -- big enough to be progressive, but small enough to offer quality of life!