Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site — The northern trailhead of the Landon Trail is adjacent to this famous Civil Rights national historic site which celebrates the 1954 landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” This decision heralded the demise of segregated schools across the United States, and was a significant victory in the war against racial discrimination. Located in the former Monroe School, there are extensive photos, articles and videos. [nps.gov]
First Bicycle Roundabout in Kansas — The first bicycle roundabout in Kansas is located at about 20th & Kansas Ave. This is where the popular Shunga Trail intersects the Landon Trail.
Oregon National Historic Trail, Union Ferry Branch — The Landon Trail will be the only recreational trail in America to link the Oregon National Historic Trail with the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. This branch of the Oregon Trail crosses the Landon Trail north of SE 45th St.
Clinton Wildlife Area Wetlands — Two man-made wetland complexes totaling 460 acres in nine marsh pools are teaming with waterfowl. The wildlife area also features the long Wakarusa River railroad bridge.
Camp Creek Valley — The trail follows picturesque Camp Creek with its clear, rushing water and wooded oak-hickory covered hills which provide a shady tree canopy for trail users.
Redbud Bluff Waterfall — The waterfall flows from a bluff in the trail corridor south of the old whistle stop of Swissvale. Water flows in the spring.
Tallgrass Prairie — Tracts of native tallgrass prairie with wildflowers are located north of Overbrook along the trail. Private property.
Santa Fe National Historic Trail Crossing — Trail users can visualize Conestoga wagons as they cross this historic trail. Located northwest of Overbrook north of US 56.
Flagg Spring — A few hundred yards to the west of the crossing is the former site of Flagg Spring or Santa Fe Spring which was popular with Santa Fe Trail travelers. The spring no longer flows and the site is on private property.
Santa Fe National Historic Trail Ruts — The Landon Trail passes near the Overbrook Cemetery in SE Overbrook where trail ruts or swales may be viewed. Also, there is a granite marker pointing out the Overbrook Santa Fe Trail Hitching Post (1822-1872). A side trail could easily be built to the cemetery. Open to the public.
Historic 110 Mile Creek Bridge — This 280-foot-long railroad bridge spans 110 Mile Creek and features overhead lattice steel beam girders supported by cut white limestone pilings. Absolutely a great piece of railroad history. Located one mile north of the of the Landon Trail southern terminus, northeast of Quenemo. [BridgeHunter]
Rattlesnake Hill — This was an early rendezvous and lookout for the Sac and Fox Indians who were located on a reservation here from 1845-69. The Sac and Fox agency was in Quenemo. A band of about 100 of the Indians remained in the area until about 1886. The wooded hill is located about one mile east of the trail near the southern terminus. On private property.
KU Wetlands — 10 acres of re-created wetlands west of K-68 north of Quenemo on the Flint Hills Trail near the Landon Trail southern terminus. Owned by the University of Kansas. Water in the wetlands is seasonal. The Conservancy’s old railroad bed makes the berm to hold the water. Open to public.