People know that Kansas has space to roam, space to explore... But did you know that Kansas has space to explore space? The Cosmosphere is a destination that brings in travelers from across the globe. With the world's largest collection of Soviet-era and U.S. space artifacts outside of the Smithsonian, it's easy to see why. The Cosmosphere has also been recognized by Tripadvisor as a Traveler's Choice attraction, meaning that it's in the top 10% of attractions worldwide

Explore the Cosmosphere and learn why some of the country's finest museums are right here in Kansas.

Fly High, Dive Deep in Hutchinson

Two days spent orbiting Hutchinson takes you below ground, to the other side of the globe and into space. 1. Strataca Explore a salt mine…

Find Your Space in Kansas

Powell Astronomical Observatory

Powell Observatory was built by members of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City and with help of a grant from the Powell family of Kansas…

Lake Afton Public Observatory

Discover the universe through a 16-inch telescope and numerous hands-on astronomy exhibits. For changing programs and hours call…

Other Great Kansas Museums

Museum at Prairiefire

Be in awe of a full-sized Tyrannosaurus rex replica as you walk in the Museum at Prairiefire. Kids will enjoy the discovery room, with hands…

Big Brutus

Named to the National Register of Historical Places in January 2018, Big Brutus put the oooohs and aaahs in the backyard of the Heartlands…

National Orphan Train Complex

The National Orphan Train Museum contains informative exhibits depicting the history of the Orphan Train Movement. Photos and memorabilia…

Flint Hills Discovery Center

Open since April 2012, the Flint Hills Discovery Center is a 35,000 square foot facility that immerses visitors within the wonder and beauty…

Field Station: Dinosaurs

Welcome to the Field Station, where you'll take on the role of a visiting scientist – ready to explore, ask questions and make…

Cooper Barn

The Cooper Barn is the largest barn in Kansas, measuring an impressive 66 feet wide, 114 feet long, and 48 feet high. In 1992, the Cooper…

Boot Hill Museum

This interactive recreation of Dodge City's historic Front Street-including the saloon, jail and church - will keep the entire family…

Pony Express Museum

The Smith Hotel, the first home station of the Pony Express west of St. Joseph, MO, was located across from the present museum. The museum…

Exploration Place

Welcome to the state’s premier science center – Exploration Place! Parked along the picturesque Arkansas River, Exploration Place…

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