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Museums & Historic Sites By County - Page 5

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Morris County

  • Council Grove Historic Tour - Council Grove, Kansas.

  • Kaw Mission State Historic Site - The Kaw Mission is more than just a museum that tells the story of the building that was home and school to 30 Kaw boys from 18511854 it is a tribute to the Kaw (or Kansa) Indians, who gave our state its name. Admission fee. 500 N. Mission, Council Grove, Kansas 66486, 620-767-5410.

  • Post Office Oak and Museum - Believed to have been 270 years old when it died in 1990, this bur oak is said to have served as an unofficial post office for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail from 1825-1847. Passing caravans could leave messages for future travelers in a cache in the base of the tree. The tree trunk stands next to a stone building erected in 1864 for use as a brewery. East Main, Council Grove, Kansas 66486

  • Seth Hays Home - Listed on the National Historic Registry, this home was built by Seth Hays, the first white settler in the area, in 1867. Wood Street, Council Grove, Kansas 66846

Nemaha County

  • Bancroft Depot Museum

Neosho County

  • Martin & Osa Johnson Safari Museum

Pawnee County

  • Fort Larned National Historic Site

Pottawatomie County

  • Beecher Bible and Rifle Church - Erection of this church was complete in 1862 and they still hold services today.

  • The Columbian Theatre - Serving as a theatre for vaudeville, drama, masque balls and concerts since 1893, the theatre is beautifully adorned. Later it was used as movie theatre and then abandoned from 1851-1989. Today is has been saved, restored and is a splendor to behold. Located at 521 Lincoln Avenue in Wamego, Kansas.

  • The Oz Museum - Displaying one of the largest private collections of Oz land memorabilia in the world, the museum is located at 511 Lincoln in downtown Wamego, Kansas.

  • Wamego Historical Complex - Sitting on the eastern edge of Wamego City Park, is a museum, a one-room schoolhouse, a log cabin and old jail. Overlooking the City Park, another point of interest is an old 1879 Dutch Mill which has been moved to the area from the Schonhoff farm (about 12 miles north of Wamego). The mill has recently been restored to working order and today fresh ground flour and corn meal are available. Visit at the corner of East 4th and Ash Streets in Wamego, Kansas.

 

 

Pratt County

  • Pratt County Historical Museum - 212 S. Ninnescah, Pratt, Kansas 67124, 620-672-7874

Reno County

  • Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center -  Museum and educational facility in Hutchinson, Kansas that is best known for the display and restoration of spaceflight artifacts and educational camps. It is one of only three museums to display flown spacecraft from Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions.1110 N. Plum Hutchinson, Kansas 67501, 620-662-2305.  

  • Kansas Underground Salt Museum - Visit the Carey Salt Mine 650 feet below ground. It is the only museum inside a working salt mine in the U.S. 3504 East Avenue G at Airport Road, Hutchinson, Kansas 67502-0664, 620-662-1425.

  • Reno County Museum - Through exhibits and programs, the Museum interprets Reno County history. The collection ranges from photographs, archival materials, household items, and artifacts of farming and industry. Free admission. 100 S. Walnut, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501, 620-662-1184

Republic County

  • Pawnee Indian Village State Historic Site - Step back in time to learn about the life of the Pawnee Indians. Located 8 miles north of US Hwy 36 on K-22 in Republic, Kansas.

  • Republic County Historical Society Museum - The museum contains historical artifacts related to the history and early settlement of Republic County. Located on US Hwy 36 in Belleville, Kansas.

  • Scandia Museum - Filled with artifacts and antiques from the early years in Scandia, the museum also offers many records, newspapers and genealogical documents related to the early homestead families of Scandia, Kansas. Located on Main Street in Scandia, Kansas.

Rice County

  • Coronado Quivera Museum - The museum is focused on the early inhabitants of Lyons, the Spanish explorers, homesteaders and the Santa Fe Trail. Located at 105 West Lyon adjacent to the old Carnegie Library in Lyons, Kansas.

Riley County

  • American Museum of Baking - 1213 Bakers Way, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, 785-537-4750.  

  • Manhattan Center for the Arts - 1520 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, 785-537-4420.

  • Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at KSU - 701 Beach Lane, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, 785-532-7718.

  • Riley County Historical Museum - History of the settlement of Riley County, Kansas. Includes the Goodnow House Museum, Wolff House Museum, Riley County Historical Society, and Library. The library is accessible only by appointment. 2309 Claflin Road, Manhattan, Kansas 66502  785-565-6490.

  • Strecker-Nelson Gallery - 406 1/2 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, 785-537-2099.

Rice County

  • Coronado Quivera Museum - The museum is focused on the early inhabitants of Lyons, the Spanish explorers, homesteaders and the Santa Fe Trail. Located at 105 West Lyon adjacent to the old Carnegie Library in Lyons, Kansas.

Riley County

  • American Museum of Baking - 1213 Bakers Way, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, 785-537-4750.  

  • Manhattan Center for the Arts - 1520 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, 785-537-4420.

  • Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at KSU - 701 Beach Lane, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, 785-532-7718.

  • Riley County Historical Museum - History of the settlement of Riley County, Kansas. Includes the Goodnow House Museum, Wolff House Museum, Riley County Historical Society, and Library. The library is accessible only by appointment. 2309 Claflin Road, Manhattan, Kansas 66502  785-565-6490.

  • Strecker-Nelson Gallery - 406 1/2 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, 785-537-2099.

 

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