US 54 goes right through the center of Meade… you can’t miss it! Meade is the largest town in Meade County as well as the county seat. The traveler will find lots of options in Meade… be it food, lodging, gas or groceries.
- Bob’s Drive-in on E. Hwy 54 offers burgers, fries and shakes as well as a large menu of items dine in or carry out…
- The Cancun Mexican Grill downtown offers authentic Mexican fare…. Link
- The Chuckwagon on W. Hwy 54 offers a meat & potatoes menu and homemade pies…
- The Smoke Hoss offers barbecue and sandwiches from home-grown meats that are a real treat… Link
- Pizza Hut offers their familiar Italian menu. Link
- The Circle-O Motel & RV Park on E. Hwy 54 can give you a place to park your RV (32 sites) and 6 motel rooms… Link
- The Dalton’s Bedpost on E. Hwy 54 is all done up like the wild west offering clean rooms at reasonable rates… Link
- The Moon Mist Budget Host Motel on W. Hwy 54 has 23 rooms, breakfast, and a restaurant nearby. Link
Imagine walking down the boardwalk of an old western town… peering into the shops… stopping at the train station… leaving your horse at the livery. This is the unique experience of the Meade County Historical Museum.
Located on Highway 54 in downtown Meade, the museum offers the history of Meade County from pre-historic times through the present. Plan to spend some time there because there is lots to see.
The museum is open year-round, 9-5 Tue-Sat, and 1-5 on Sunday. Admission is FREE
Dalton Gang Hideout: (link: www.daltonhideout.com)
Imagine visiting the home of an outlaw’s sister…. walking down an eerie 95-footlong tunnel as you escape from the house to the barn in a effort to evade the lawman knocking at the front door.
This could be your experience at the Dalton Gang Hideout in Meade where the restored home of Eva Dalton Whipple sits quietly in the south part of town just four short blocks from Highway 54.
Today the Wipple barn houses a gift shop and museum artifacts with a great deal of information on the Dalton Gang. The Hideout is open year-round, 9-5 Mon-Sat and 1-5 on Sunday. Admission: $5 adults
Meade State Lake (link: www.meadecountyecodevo.com/lake.htm)
Imagine sitting by the water on a warm summer day… dropping a line in and watching the kids as they run and play in the shade of gigantic cottonwood trees. This could be your experience at Meade State Lake, located 13 miles south of
Meade on Highway 23.
You won’t be bothered by a lot of noise at Meade Lake… no speed boats allowed, but you will find fishing, swimming, boating and camping. The wildlife preserve west of the lake provides great hiking and exploring. Full hook-ups for RV’s available.
Considered by many the top spot in the central United States for bird watching, the lake area is inhabited by over 300 species. Meade Lake is open year-round, there is a fee for using the lake so be sure and stop by the ranger office when you first arrive.
City of Meade – 620-873-2091 (link: www.cityofmeade.org)