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Medicine Lodge Stockade

The Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum located at 209 W Fowler in Medicine Lodge is a true gem in our Community. The museum gives you a taste of what life was like in a stockade in the 1870’s. Currently the stockade is in need of repairs, if you would like to donate or purchase replacement logs please call (620) 886-3553.

Medicine Lodge is the most populous city in and the county seat of Barber County, KS. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 2,009. Beautiful Gypsum Hills scenery, rich history, winding rivers, plentiful wildlife and eclectic shops and restaurants are all a part of the charm our town has to offer.


Big Junk Cleanup Day will be Saturday, September 15th. Citizens are welcome to start setting items out at the curb during that week before the 15th. Items that CAN be picked up are: Boxes, household clean up, junk furniture, mattresses, appliances and other small metal items, other bulky items. We cannot accept business or construction trash. NO drywall, plaster, roofing material or concrete. NO tires or loose piles of trash. LIMBS ONLY may be taken to the City Shop at 801 N Iliff.



The City is currently in a Water Emergency due to drought conditions. Citizens may water before 10:00 am and after 9:00 pm.

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New Year’s Day 2018: Monday, January 1
Good Friday: Friday, March 30
Memorial Day: Monday, May 28
Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4
Labor Day: Monday, September 3
Columbus Day: Monday, October 8
Veteran’s Day: Sunday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day and Friday after:
Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23
Christmas Eve: Monday, December 24
Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25
New Year’s Eve: Monday, December 31


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