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Dalton Gang Hideout

Address: 502 S. Pearlette
Meade, KS 67864
Telephone Number: 800.354.2743
Second Telephone Number: 620.873.2731

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Eva Dalton Whipple's home
Meade's major tourist attraction, the Dalton Gang Hideout, was formally the home of Eva Dalton Whipple, sister to the infamous Dalton Gang. Eva Dalton came to Meade in the mid 1880's, and was married to J.N. Whipple, a Meade merchant, in 1887. Whipple built the house which still stands at the corner of  Pearlette and Green Streets in Meade for his bride. Years after the couple left Meade a deep rain wash covered with timbers and earth was discovered; a tunnel from the house to the barn built into the hillside below. 95 foot long escape tunnel
Legend has it the tunnel was used by the gang to come and go undetected by the law. In 1940 the Meade Chamber of Commerce purchased the old Whipple property and the Dalton Gang Hideout became one of the first tourist attractions in Southwest Kansas. Much of the landscaping and improvements were accomplished by the use of WPA labor. These crews built the rock retaining walls and NYA crews reconstructed the tunnel and barn. Rock for the projects was quarried from the Clark Ranch east of Meade. The park was completed two years later in March, 1942.
Since that time hundreds of thousands visitors have taken the eerie trip down the 95-foot-long tunnel to explore Eva Dalton's house which is furnished as it would have been in her day.
The barn serves as an entrance to the attraction and houses a gift shop on the ground floor and museum artifacts in the loft. Handicapped accessible restrooms as well as a shady park are available on the grounds.
Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Admission $4.

contact info
Meade County Historical Museum
200 E Carthage
Meade, KS 67864
Phone: 620.873.2359
Dalton Gang Hideout
502 S Pearlette
Meade, KS 67964
Phone: 800.354.2743
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