Ft. Riley 1st Infantry Division Museum
This museum features exhibits on the famous "Big Red One" from its formation in 1917 to the present. Exhibits include World War I, World War II, Cold War, Vietnam, Desert Storm and current operations. The Fort Riley museums provide directions for a walking tour of the immediate area, and a 10 mile driving tour. While on the driving tour, stop to visit the building in Pawnee, Kansas that served briefly as the first capitol of the Kansas Territory. There is a quiet, rarely used nature trail that starts out from behind the restored capitol building that goes along the Kansas River. The building is open weekends. Photo identification is required for entry to Fort Riley (i.e. a military or civilian ID or drivers license).
Original Territorial Captial
Backstory and Context