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Discover pre-historic, Wild West or Civil War history at on of Kansas' many history museums that give you a glimpse into how Kansans from different eras lived. 


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Stauth Memorial Museum

111 N Aztec St
PO Box 396
Montezuma, KS 67867
Phone: (620) 846-2527
The museum features the travel adventures of Claude and Donalda Stauth, long-time residents of southwest Kansas. Journey with Claude and Donnie as you stroll through the permanent exhibit Around ... More


1856 Valentin Gerth Cabin

32553 NE Hwy 169, c/o Dorothy Lickteig
Greeley, KS 66033
Phone: (785) 867-2966
See first hand Anderson County's ties with the Civil War. Eleven slaves freed Dec. 28, 1858 by John Brown and his men from Vernon County, MO, were known to have been hidden in the Greeley area. A ... More

1860s Welsh Farmstead - Howe House

315 E Logan Ave
Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: (620) 340-6310
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Built in 1867 by Richard Howe, a Welsh immigrant stonemason, the site holds a unique place in the history of Emporia and the surrounding ... More

1st Infantry Division Museum

207 Custer Ave
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone: (785) 239-2022
This building, originally constructed in 1905 as barracks for the Cavalry School Band, later served as offices for the Cavalry Board. Today, the 1st Infantry Division Museum tells the story of ... More

Abilene & Smoky Valley Excursion Train

200 SE 5th, PO Box 744
Abilene, KS 67410
Phone: (785) 263-1077
Using a vintage diesel-electric locomotive, a century-old wooden sided passenger/diner, open air observation cars and a caboose, the excursion train travels through the Smoky Hill River Valley ... More

Ag Heritage Park

103 S Main
Alta Vista, KS 66834
Phone: (785) 482-3865
At Ag Heritage Park you will find the ultimate collection of memorabilia commemorating early ag-life in rural America. The park portrays the many facets of life "on the farm" from the horse-drawn ... More

Albany Museum

Hwy 75
Sabetha, KS 66534
Phone: (785) 284-2694
2-story limestone building built in 1867 and originally used as a school. 15 museum buildings including the 1867 stone school house, train depot, car museum building with 26 antique cars dating ... More

Allen County Historical Museum

20 S Washington Ave
PO Box 163
Iola, KS 66749
Phone: (620) 365-3051
Located inside a renovated 100 year old business building, the Allen County Historical Museum is your pathway to yesterday. Featuring numerous displays, the museum tells many stories about the ... More

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

223 N Terrace St
Atchison, KS 66002
Phone: (913) 367-4217
Restored home where internationally-famous aviatrix was born July 24, 1897. Contains family heirlooms, displays, and photographs. Gift shop with Earhart souvenirs. Also exhibits on other women ... More

America's First Patented Helicopter

1717 Cherry Ave
Goodland, KS 67735
Phone: (785) 890-4595
The High Plains Museum is a local history museum located near downtown Goodland, Kansas. The HPM features over 125 years of pioneer spirit and ingenuity, as exemplified in America's First Patented ... More


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