Quivira Hays Fall

Discovering Dinosaurs & Sea Monsters

Eighty million years ago Kansas was an inland sea. The ground we now walk on was once an ocean floor filled with huge fish, swimming birds and reptiles. Gigantic meat-eaters called mosasaurs ruled the ocean. The remains of the animals that swam and flew during this era were remarkably preserved and are on display at several attractions in Kansas.

Print out the downloadable PDF and come see for yourself why there is no place like Kansas.

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Kansas City Listings

T-Rex Cafe

(913) 334-8888 1847 Village West Pkwy, Kansas City Map it
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A place to eat, shop, explore, and discover. Guests will be treated to a prehistoric adventure, including face-to-face... Learn more

Overland Park Listings

Fat Brain Toys

(913) 305-4894 5601 W. 135th St., Overland Park Map it
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Single largest selection of American-made toys found anywhere that educate and entertain! Learn more

Museum at Prairiefire

(913) 647-5315 5801 W 135th, Overland Park Map it
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The Museum at Prairiefire is the heartland outpost of New York’s famed American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). This museum... Learn more

Lawrence Listings

KU Natural History Museum

(785) 864-4450 1345 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence Map it
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Established in 1866, this museum is nationally recognized for its public exhibits and collections as well as research and... Learn more

Ladybird Diner

(785) 856-5239 721 Massachusetts St, Lawrence Map it
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Ladybird Diner is an upgraded twist on the stick-to-your-ribs diner food. Grits Supreme, Sweet Potato Black Bean Hash or a... Learn more

Minneapolis Listings

Ottawa County Historical Museum

(785) 392-3621 110 South Concord Street, Minneapolis Map it
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One of the best resources on George Washington Carver, the museum has a wealth of displays about former residents and life in... Learn more

Hays Listings

Lb. Brewing Co. & Gella’s Diner

7856212739 117 E 11th St, Hays Map it
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Hays’ international award winning microbrewery and restaurant occupies four renovated storefronts in the Chestnut Street... Learn more

Sternberg Museum of Natural History

(785) 628-4286 3000 Sternberg Dr, Hays Map it
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Sternberg Museum of Natural History displays live animals, fossils of 80 million year old sea-monsters, & interactive... Learn more

Oakley Listings

Buffalo Bill Bronze Sculpture

(785) 671-1000 3083 US Hwy 83, Oakley Map it
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Did you know that world famous Buffalo Bill Cody earned the legendary title "Buffalo Bill" in this part of the country? The... Learn more

Fick Fossil and History Museum

(785) 671-4839 700 W. 3rd, Oakley Map it
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Museum focuses on local fossils and local history and has items of interest for all ages. See an extensive historic photo... Learn more

Keystone Gallery

(620) 872-2762 401 US Highway 83, Scott City Map it
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Keystone Gallery is a combination museum, art... Learn more

Monument Rocks National Landmark

(785) 671-1000 Jayhawk Rd, Oakley Map it
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One of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. Cretaceous chalk formations, Chalk Rock Towers, Butterfield Trail marker. No services... Learn more

The Bluff

(785) 672-8892 210 S. Freeman, Oakley Map it
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The Bluff Bar & Grill is a popular lunch and dinner spot with a variety of options and daily specials. Learn more