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Rush County

  • Post Rock Museum, La Crosse, KansasKansas Barbed Wire Museum - Barbed wire, in fact was an important commodity on the early Kansas prairies. Learn more about it at this museum devoted to it's early history. 120 W. 1st Street, LaCrosse, Kansas 67548, 785-222-9900.

  • McCracken Historical Museum - Housed in the old city jail, the museum offers exhibits of items related to the history of McCracken, Kansas as well as information about the movie "Paper Moon" which was filmed in the area. Located on Main Street in McCracken, Kansas.

  • Rush County Historical Museum - Housed in the former Timken Santa Fe Depot, collections include artifacts and antiques related to the pioneer life of early settlers in Rush County, Kansas. Also includes the Post Rock Museum and the Nekoma Bank Museum, 202 W. 1st Street in LaCrosse, Kansas 67548 785-222-2719.

Russell County

  • Fossil Station Museum - 331 Kansas St, Russell, Kansas 67655,  785-483-3637

  • Garden of Eden - Created by S. P. Dinsmoor who in fact is encased in a glass coffin in the strangest of gardens which contain over 150 cement sculptures. Located at the corner of 2nd and Kansas Streets in Lucas, Kansas.

  • Oil Patch Museum - History and information about the oil industry and it's early development in Kansas. 100 Edwards Avenue, Russell, Kansas 67665,  785-483-6640

Saline County

  • Salina Art Center - 242 S. Santa Fe, Salina, Kansas 67402, 785-827-1431. 

  • Smoky Hill Museum - Located in Salina, Kansas, this regional history museum containing artifacts related to the history of the Salina area. This large collection has been growing since 1879. 211 W. lron Ave, Salina, Kansas 67402,  785-309-5776.

  • Yesteryear Museum - Started with agricultural items, grew into domestic & many other areas. Includes four buildings. 1100 W. Diamond Dr., Salina, Ks 67401, 785-825-8473.

Scott County

  • El Quartelejo Museum - The museum is focused on the history of the Scott County area and includes many exhibits of fossils. A Pueblo Indian display, early Indian scenes and a Pioneer homestead round out the historical displays offered. Located at 902 W. 5th in Scott City, Kansas.

  • El Cuartelejo Pueblo Ruins - A National Historic Landmark, it is an archeological dig which has uncovered a pueblo ruin dating from 1650 to 1750 A.D. and is thought to have been constructed by the Taos Indians from New Mexico. Located inside Scott County State Park.

  • Keystone Gallery - Houses a permanent collection of local Kansas Cretaceous fossils, as well as paintings and scenic photography. 401 US 83, Scott City, Kansas 67871, 620-872-2762. Halfway between Scott City and Oakley.

  • Scott State Park - Offers the most rugged scenery in Kansas and Lake Scott, an oasis in the Kansas prairies. Located within the park, is the 1894 Herbert Steele pioneer home and the El Quartelejo Ruins, depicting the Taos and Picurie Indians pueblo settlement which was located here in the early 1600s. Location is 520 W. Scott Lake Drive in Scott City, Kansas.



Sedgwick County

  • Allen-Lambe House Museum - Frank Lloyd Wright house, 255 N. Roosevelt, Wichita, Kansas, 316-687-1027.

  • Botanica - The Wichita Gardens. Admission fee. 701 Amidon, Wichita, Kansas 67203, 316-264-0448.

  • Exploration Place - Children's Museum. 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, Kansas, 316-263-3373.

  • Great Plains Nature Center - 6232 E. 29th Street North, Wichita, Kansas 67220-2200, 316-683-5499.

  • Great Plains Transportation Museum - Dedicated to recording and exhibiting the importance of railroad transportation in the human, agricultural, commercial and industrial heritage of Wichita and the Great Plains. 700 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kansas 67202, 316-263-0944.

  • Indian Center Museum -  Serves as a cultural center and museum dedicated to educating people about and preserving the heritage of the American Indian. 650 N. Seneca, Wichita, Kansas 67203, 316-262-5221.

  • Kansas African American Museum - The mission of the museum is to tell the stories of the African American experience in Kansas in order to educate about the past and inspire a hope for the future. 601 N. Water, Wichita, Kansas 67203, 316-262-7651.

  • Kansas Aviation Museum - 3350 S. George Washington Blvd., Wichita, Kansas 67210,  316-683-9242.

  • Kansas Firefighters Museum - 1300 South Broadway, Wichita, Kansas 67211, 316-264.5990.  

  • Kansas Sports Hall of Fame - 238 N Mead, Wichita, Kansas 67201, 316-262.2038

  • Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology - 1845 Fairmount, McKinley Hall, Wichita State University, 316-978-3195.

  • Museum of World Treasures - Providing a gateway to the past that educates, entertains and inspires lifelong, the museum features 12 authentic dinosaurs, two Egyptian Royal mummies, Roman and Greek antiquities, autographed letters of all 42 U.S. Presidents and many Kings and Queens, an extensive Mayan and Aztec collection. It also features American History including the Revolutionary War, Civil War , WW I and WW II, and much more. 835 E. First, Wichita, Kansas 67202, 316-263-1311.

  • Old Cowtown Museum - Includes a very large collection of old buildings moved to site. 1871 Sim Park Drive, Wichita, Kansas 67203, 316-264-6398.

  • Ulrich Museum of Art - 1845 Fairmount, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0046, 316-978-3664.

  • Wichita Art Museum - 1400 West Museum Boulevard, Wichita, Kansas 67203, 316-268-4921.

  • Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum - Focused on the collection, preservation of artifacts and materials related to the early history of Sedgwick County, Kansas. The museum is housed inside the 1892 City Building. 204 S. Main, Wichita, Kansas 67202, 316-265-9314.

Seward County

  • Baker Arts Center - 624 N. Pershing, Liberal, Kansas 67901, 620-624-2810 

  • Dorothy's House and Coronado Museum - Built in 1907, this replica of the house from the Wizard of Oz captures that feeling of "No Place Like Home". Located in the same area is The Land of Oz. Providing over 5000 square feet of animation including Munchkins, winged monkeys, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, Toto and other characters from the 1939 movie. 587 E. Cedar, Liberal, Kansas 67901, 620-624-7624.

  • Mid-America Air Museum - 2000 W. Second Street, Liberal, Kansas 67901, 620-624-5263.


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