List of museums in Kansas

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This list of museums in Kansas is a list of museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Location Region Area of study Summary
1950s All-Electric Shawnee Northeast Historic house website, house decorated and outfitted with 1950s electrical appliances and furnishings
Abilene Fashion Museum Abilene Northeast Textile website, pioneer clothing and accessories
Ag Heritage Park Alta Vista Topeka metro Agriculture information
Albany Museum (Kansas) Sabetha Open air information, information, complex includes schoolhouse, railroad museum, windmill, caboose and other buildings
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Topeka Topeka metro Art website, part of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Allen County Museum Iola Local history Operated by the Allen County Historical Society
Allen-Lambe House Wichita South Central Historic house Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum Atchison Northeast Biographical Turn of the 20th century birth home of aviator Amelia Earhart
Anderson County Museum Garnett East-Central Local history website, operated by the Anderson County Historical Society
Atchison County Historical Museum Atchison Northeast Local history
Atchison Rail Museum Atchison Northeast Railroad website, also known as Santa Fe Depot Rail Museum
Augusta Historical Museum Augusta South Central Local history website, local history museum and log cabin, operated by the Augusta Historical Society
Bancroft Depot Museum Bancroft Northeast Local history website
Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village Great Bend Open air website
Basehor Historical Museum Basehor Northeast Local history website, planned museum for the Basehor Historical Society
Baxter Springs Heritage Center & Museum Baxter Springs Southeast Local history website, operated by the Baxter Springs Historical Society
Benson Museum Howard Local history information, open by appointment, old school building and barn with farm implements
Bethel College Fine Arts Center Newton Art website
Big Brutus West Mineral Southeast Industry 160 ft (49 m). electric shovel used in coal mining and exhibits on local coal mining
Big Well Museum Greensburg History Water well designed to provide water for the Santa Fe and Rock Island railroads
Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery Lindsborg North Central Art Works by Swedish-born artist Birger Sandzén
Booth Family Hall of Athletics Lawrence Northeast Sports website, part of University of Kansas, history and tradition of Kansas Athletics
Boot Hill Museum Dodge City Southwest Local history Includes Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame, gunfighter show, weapons, saloon, cowboys, Victorian clothing
Brown County Agriculture Museum Hiawatha Agriculture website, includes windmills, antique cars, trucks and farm equipment, miniature farm model
Brown County Museum Hiawatha Local history website
Brown Mansion Coffeyville Southeast Historic house website, website, operated by the Coffeyville Historical Society
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Topeka Topeka metro History
Bukovina Society Headquarters and Museum Ellis Northwest Ethnic Collection of artifacts from Bukovina emigrants
Burlingame Schuyler Museum Burlingame Topeka metro Local history website, operated by the Burlingame Historical Preservation Society
Burns Community Museum Burns Local history information, information
Bushton Museum Bushton Local history website
Buster Keaton Museum Shawnee Biographical website
Butterfield Trail Historical Museum Russell Springs Northwest Local history website
Carnegie Arts Center Goodland Northwest Art website
Carona Depot Complex Carona Railroad website
Carry A. Nation Home and Museum Medicine Lodge South Central
Carroll Mansion Leavenworth Northeast Historic house website, operated by the Leavenworth County Historical Society, 1890s Victorian mansion
Cassoday Historical Museum Cassoday Local history information
Cedar Vale Museum Cedar Vale Local history information
Central States Scout Museum Larned Southwest Scouting information, scouting memorabilia
Chanute Historical Society Museum Chanute Southeast Local history website
Chase County Historical Society Museum and Library Cottonwood Falls Southeast Local history website
Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum Arkansas City South Central History website, history of Cherokee Strip Land Rush of September 16, 1893, early pioneer and Native American artifacts
Cherokee Strip Museum Caldwell Local history information
Chetopa Historical Museum Chetopa Local history information
Cheyenne County Museum St. Francis Northwest Local history information, operated by the Cheyenne County Historical Society
Children's Museum of Kansas City Kansas City Northeast Children's website
Chisholm Trail Museum Wellington Local history website, artifacts of local domestic life
Clay County Museum Clay Center Northeast Local history website
Clearwater Historical Society Museum Clearwater Local history website, period rooms including Military Room, Summer Kitchen, Laundry Room, School Room, Doctor/Dentist Office, and General Store
Clendening History of Medicine Library and Museum Kansas City Northeast Medical website, part of the University of Kansas Medical Center
Clifton Community Historical Society Museum Clifton Local history information, open by appointment
Cloud County Historical Museum Concordia Local history
Clyde Community Museum Clyde Local history information
Coffey County Historical Society Museum Burlington East-Central Local history website, includes large collection of antique dolls
Coffeyville Aviation Heritage Museum Coffeyville Southeast Aviation website, information, photos
Cole House Museum Moundridge Historic house information
Columbian Theatre, Museum & Art Center Wamego Art Multiple Historic theater with murals, decorative arts museum and art gallery
Columbus Museum (Kansas) Columbus Southeast Local history information
Comanche County Museum Coldwater Local history information
Combat Air Museum Topeka Topeka metro Aviation
Constitution Hall State Historic Site Lecompton Northeast History Exhibits on Jim Lane, proslavery and free-state forces in the area, territorial Kansas
Coronado Museum Liberal Southwest Local history website, operated by the Seward County Historical Society, includes Dorothy's House and Land of Oz (Museum) exhibits
Coronado-Quivira Museum Lyons Local history information, website, operated by the Rice County Historical Society
Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site Studley Northwest Historic house 19th century rural ranch
Coutts Memorial Museum of Art El Dorado South Central Art website
Cowley County Historical Museum Winfield Local history website
Crawford County Historical Museum Pittsburg Local history information
Crispin's Drug Store Museum Lincoln Medical website, historical artifacts from the pharmaceutical field, with special emphasis in 1880-1920 period
Cunningham Museum Cunningham Local history information
C.W. Parker Carousel Museum Leavenworth Northeast Amusement Carousel memorabilia and history, includes working carousels, operated by the Leavenworth Historical Museum Association
Dane G. Hansen Museum Logan Northwest Art website
Dalton Defenders Museum Coffeyville Southeast Local history website, includes memorabilia from the 1892 Dalton Gang raid; operated by the Coffeyville Historical Society
Dalton Gang Hideout Meade Southwest History website
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead Overland Park Northeast Open air Includes 200 farm animals and birds of prey, gardens, Kanza Indian Encampment and earthen log lodge, a one-room country schoolhouse and a dairy barn with interactive displays
Decatur County Last Indian Raid Museum Oberlin Local history website
Deines Cultural Center Russell North Central Art website
Delphos Museum Delphos Local history website
Derby Historical Museum Derby Local history website, operated by the Derby Historical Society
Dietrich Cabin Ottawa East-Central Historic house Operated by the Franklin County Historical Society, located in Ottawa City Park, mid-19th century log cabin and pioneer museum
Dole Institute of Politics Lawrence Northeast History Free exhibits of politics and history
Dorothy's House Liberal Southwest Media website, recreation of Dorothy's house from the Wizard of Oz movie, located at the Coronado Museum
Douglass Historical Museum Douglass Local history information
Edwards County Historical Society Museum Kinsley Local history information
Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum Abilene Northeast Biographical
Ellis County Historical Society Museum Hays Northwest Open air website, includes local history museum, stone chapel, harness shop, replica Volga German Haus
Ellis Railroad Museum Ellis Northwest Railroad website, railroad memorabilia, miniature trains and dolls
El Quartelejo Museum Scott City Local history website, information, operated by the Scott County Historical Society
Emmett Kelly Museum Sedan Biographical Life of famous circus clown Emmett Kelly
Ennis-Handy House Goodland Northwest Historic house Operated by the Sherman County Historical Society, 1907 Victorian period house
Ensor Park and Museum Olathe Northeast Historic house website, information & photos, 1890s dairy farm and house
Epsten Gallery Overland Park Northeast Art website, operated by the Foundation
Erman B. White Gallery El Dorado South Central Art website, part of Butler Community College
Evah C. Cray Historical Home Museum Atchison Northeast Historic house information, 25 room castle-like Victorian mansion
Exploration Place Wichita South Central Science
Fick Fossil and History Museum Oakley Northwest Natural history website, fossils, folk art, Kansas Wildflower Collection, replica depot, general store display
Finney County Historical Museum Garden City Southwest Local history website, operated by the Finney County Historical Society
First City Museum Leavenworth Northeast Local history website, operated by the Leavenworth Historical Museum Association
First Territorial Capitol State Historic Site Fort Riley Northeast History History of the Kansas Territory, rail and river travel in the region, and the history of Pawnee
Fort Bissell Museum Phillipsburg Open air website, 1870s-1880s frontier buildings, also known as Old Fort Bissell
Fort Harker (Kansas) Kanopolis North Central Military Operated by the Ellsworth County Historical Society, mid 19th century US Army fort
Fort Hays State Historic Site Hays Northwest Military 1870s period fort
Fort Larned National Historic Site Larned Southwest Military Mid 19th century Indian Wars-period forts
Fort Riley Fort Riley Northeast Military Includes the U.S. Cavalry Museum, 1st Infantry Division Museum and Custer Home
Fort Scott National Historic Site Fort Scott Southeast Military 20 historic structures, a parade ground and 5 acres (20,000 m2) of restored tallgrass prairie
Fort Wallace Museum Wallace Local history website, includes exhibits of antique transportation, farm equipment and machinery, railroads, and animals and scenes made entirely out of barbwire
Fossil Station Museum Russell North Central History website, operated by the Russell County Historical Society, period rooms and artifacts
Frank Walker Museum Stockton Local history website, operated by the Rooks County Historical Society, large doll collection, period displays
Fromme-Birney "Round" Barn Mullinville Agriculture website, operated by the Kiowa County Historical Society, 16-sided barn with exhibits on barns and agriculture
Frontier Army Museum Fort Leavenworth Northeast Military website
Galena Mining and Historical Museum Galena Southeast Mining information
Galva Historical Museum Galva Local history website
Garden of Eden Lucas North Central Art Concrete sculpture garden and home
Gardner Historical Museum Gardner website, preservation and exhibition of the history of reverse mortgages
Geary County Museum & Historical Society Junction City Local history website
Geneseo City History Museum Geneseo Local history information
Gernon House Russell North Central Historic house website, operated by the Russell County Historical Society, 1870s house and blacksmith shop
Goodnow House State Historic Site Manhattan Northeast Historic house Mid 19th century stone farmhouse
Graham County Historical Society Museum Hill City Local history website
Grant County Museum Ulysses Southwest Local history website, housed in a 1938 adobe building
Grassroots Art Center Lucas North Central Art website, outsider art and sculpture
Great Overland Station Topeka Topeka metro Railroad Former railroad station, includes railroad artifacts and photographs, local history displays, Harvey House and Harvey Girls exhibit, model train layout
Great Plains Nature Center Wichita South Central Natural history website
Great Plains Transportation Museum Wichita South Central Railway
Greenwood County Historical Museum Eureka Southeast Local history website
Grenola Elevator Museum Grenola Local history website, operated by the Grenola Historical Society
Greyhound Hall of Fame Abilene Northeast Hall of fame website
Grinter Place State Historic Site Kansas City Northeast Historic house Pioneer farm house
Halstead Heritage Museum & Depot Halstead Local history website, operated by the Halstead Historical Society
Hamilton County Museum Syracuse Local history website, period displays
Harold M. Freund American Museum of Baking Manhattan Northeast Food Baking figurines, equipment, memorabilia, part of the American Institute of Baking
Harris House Garnett East-Central Historic house website, operated by appointment with the Anderson County Historical Society
Harvey County Historical Museum Newton Local history website, operated by the Harvey County Historical Society
Harvey House Museum Florence Southeast Local history Operated by the Florence Historical Society
Haskell County Historical Museum Sublette Southwest Local history information
Haun Museum Jetmore Local history website
Herington Historical Museum Herington Local history website
Heritage Center of Dickinson County Abilene Northeast Open air website, includes Historical Museum and Museum of Independent Telephony
Heym-Oliver House Russell North Central Historic house website, operated by the Russell County Historical Society, 1870s house
Highbanks Hall of Fame National Midget Auto Racing Museum Belleville North Central Automotive website
High Plains Museum Goodland Northwest Local history website, includes a full-sized, automated replica of America's first patented helicopter
Historical Museum of Anthony Anthony South Central Local history website
Hodgden House Museum Ellsworth North Central Open air website, operated by the Ellsworth County Historical Society, complex includes historic house, two churches, school, jail, caboose, general store and livery
Hoisington Historical Museum Hoisington Local history website, operated by the Hoisington Historical Society
Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site Hanover Northeast History Building used as a stop for the Pony Express
Humboldt Historical Museum Humboldt Open air information, five buildings with exhibits including iron toys, tools and farm implements, local history displays
Independence Historical Museum Independence Local history website, home of Montgomery County Historical Society, early settler' lifestyle, oil industry history, Native American culture, local historical artifacts, room displays, furnishings and decorative items
Iron Horse Museum Parsons Railroad website
Jackson County Historical Society Museum Holton Topeka metro Local history website
Jewell County Historical Society Museum Mankato Local history website
John Brown Museum State Historic Site Osawatomie East-Central History Abolition and Civil war displays and furnishings
Johnson County Museum of History (Kansas) Shawnee Northeast Local history website
Johnston Geology Museum Emporia East-Central Geology website, also known as ESU Geology Museum, part of Emporia State University
Kansas African American Museum Wichita South Central African American website
Kansas Auto Racing Museum Chapman Automotive website
Kansas Aviation Museum Wichita South Central Aviation
Kansas Barbed Wire Museum La Crosse Commodity Barbed wire and its history
Kansas City Jewish Museum Eppink Gallery Emporia East-Central Art website
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center Hutchinson South Central Aerospace Exhibits of space artifacts and spacecraft
Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame Dodge City Southwest Hall of fame Part of Boot Hill Museum
Kansas Firefighters Museum Wichita South Central Firefighting website
Kansas Learning Center for Health Halstead South Central Medical website, human body and health displays
Kansas Motorcycle Museum Marquette Central Transportation Vintage and rare motorcycles, memorabilia and artifacts
Kansas Museum of History Topeka Topeka metro History Operated by the Kansas State Historical Society
Kansas Museum of Military History Augusta Wichita metro Military website, includes model airplanes, military vehicles, uniforms, equipment, memorabilia
Kansas Oil Museum El Dorado South Central Industry website, oil industry, farming, ranching exhibits, oil boom town complex and oil equipment; also known as Butler County History Center
Kansas Oil and Gas Hall of Fame & Museum Great Bend Industry information
Kansas Regional Prisons Museum Lansing Law enforcement website, planned museum
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Wichita South Central Sports History of sports in Kansas
Kansas State Archives & Library Topeka Topeka metro History website, changing exhibits from its collections, operated by the Kansas State Historical Society
Kansas State Capitol Topeka Topeka metro History Tours operated by the Kansas State Historical Society
Kansas State University Historic Costume and Textile Museum Manhattan Northeast Textile website
Kansas State University Insect Zoo Manhattan Northeast Natural history website
Kauffman Museum North Newton South Central History website, affiliated with Bethel College, exhibits on prairie life and natural history, area immigrant pioneers, historic farmstead house and prairie reconstruction
Kaw Mission State Historic Site Council Grove Southeast Native American Early mission for children of the Kaw tribe
Kearny County Historical Museum Lakin Southwest Open air website, complex includes museum building and annex, the White House, the schoolhouse, depot and a metal building to house farm equipment
Kellas School Newton School website, operated by the Harvey County Historical Society, 1873 one-room schoolhouse
Keystone Gallery Oakley Northwest Natural history website, art gallery and fossil museum
Kingman County Museum Kingman Local history website, website, operated by the Kingman County Historical Society
Koester House Museum Marysville Northeast Historic house website
LaCygne Historical Society LaCygne Local history website
Lawrence Arts Center Lawrence Northeast Art Visual and performing arts center
Land of Oz (Museum) Liberal Southwest Media website, operated by the Seward County Historical Society, animated Oz entertainment and Oz memorabilia, includes Dorothy's House
Lane County Historical Museum Dighton Southwest Local history information
Lanesfield School Historic Site Edgerton Northeast School website
Lane University & Territorial Capital Museum Lecompton Northeast History Kansas history before the Civil War
Lansing Historical Museum Lansing Law enforcement website, history of the Lansing Correctional Facility, including displays of contraband, coal mine equipment, restraints, and photographs
Legler Barn Museum Lenexa Northeast Local history website, operated by the Lenexa Historical Society, complex includes the Legler stone barn with local history exhibits and Lenexa historic depot with local transportation exhibits
Lincoln County Historical Complex Lincoln Open air information, information, operated by the Lincoln County Historical Society, includes Kyne House Museum, a one room school and early businesses, such as a newspaper office, funeral home, general store
Linn County Museum Pleasanton East-Central Local history information
Logan Area Historical Museum Logan Northwest Local history website, operated by the Logan Area Historical Society
Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology Wichita South Central Anthropology Part of Wichita State University, cultural items from around the world and archaeological objects predominantly from the American Midwest and Southwest
Lyon County Historical Museum Emporia East-Central Local history website
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site Olathe Northeast Historic house Mid 19th century stage coach stop and farm
Major General Frederick Funston Home Iola Biographical website, operated by the Allen County Historical Society
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art Manhattan Northeast Art Part of Kansas State University, emphasizes the art of Kansas and the surrounding region
Marion City Museum Marion Southeast Local history website
Marshall County Historic Courthouse Museum Marysville Northeast Local history website
Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum Chanute Southeast Biographical Adventurers Martin and Osa Johnson
Marysville Doll Museum Marysville Northeast Doll website
McCormick-Deering Days Museum Inman Local history information
McPherson Museum McPherson North Central Local history History and cultural heritage of the McPherson community, geology, paleontology, pioneer history, fine art, Native American history
McPherson County Old Mill Museum Lindsborg North Central Open air Includes 1898 Smoky Valley Roller Mill, 1904 World's Fair Swedish Pavilion and other buildings with local history exhibits
Meade County Historical Museum Meade Southwest Local history website, operated by the Meade County Historical Society
Mem-Erie Museum Erie Local history website, operated by the Neosho County Historical Society
Mennonite Heritage Museum Goessel Southeast Open air website, late 19th century Russian Mennonite pioneer buildings and history
Mennonite Settlement Museum Hillsboro Southeast Historic house website, Peter Paul Loewen House, an 1870s Russian Mennonite settler home, and a mill
Mid-America Air Museum Liberal Southwest Aviation
Mid-America All-Indian Center Wichita South Central Native American History and culture of Plains Indians of the U.S. and Canada
Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site Pleasanton Southeast Military Civil War exhibits
Mitchell County Museum Beloit North Central Local history website, operated by the Mitchell County Historical Society
W.H. Morgan House Peabody Southeast Historic house 1881 two-story cottage, operated by the Peabody Historical Society
Morton County Historical Society Museum Elkhart Southwest Local history website, exhibits on pioneer life on the Santa Fe Trail
Mound City Historic Park Mound City East-Central Open air website, information, operated by the Mound City Historical Society, includes school, depot, barn, windmill, log cabin, historic house
Moundridge Depot Museum Moundridge Railroad information
Mueller-Schmidt House Museum Dodge City Southwest Historic house website, operated by the Ford County Historical Society, 1880s house
Mulvane Art Museum Topeka Topeka metro Art website, part of Washburn University
Mulvane Historical Museum Mulvane Local history website, operated by the Mulvane Historical Society
Museum of Crawford County Girard Local history website
Museum of Independent Telephony Abilene Northeast Open air website, information, part of Heritage Center of Dickinson County
Museum of the Kansas National Guard Topeka Topeka metro Military website
Museum of World Treasures Wichita South Central Multiple Includes exhibits on fossils, ancient Egypt, American military history, American Presidents and European royalty, frontier and Old West history and more
Museum of the Great Plains (Kansas) Leoti Southwest Local history website, operated by the Wichita County Historical Society
National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame Bonner Springs Northeast Agriculture
National Glass Museum Wellington Southwest American Made Glass website, Museum of American made glass with emphasis on the depression era operated by the National Depression Glass Association
National Fred Harvey Museum Leavenworth Northeast Historic house website, planned museum, operated by the Leavenworth Historical Museum Association
National Orphan Train Complex Concordia History Story of the Orphan Train Movement from 1854-1929
Native American Heritage Museum State Historic Site Highland Northeast Native American website
Nehama County Historical Museum Seneca Northeast Local history website, information, operated by the Nehama County Historical Society, housed in a former jail and sheriff's residence
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art Overland Park Northeast Art Part of Johnson County Community College, features works of international, national and regional artists
Ness County Historical Museum Ness City School website, Ness City's first schoolhouse and local artifacts
Nicodemus National Historic Site Nicodemus African American Only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the American Civil War
Norman #1 Museum Neodesha Southeast Local history website
Norton County Museum Norton Northwest Local history website, operated by the Norton County Historical Society
Oil Patch Museum Russell North Central Industry website, operated by the Russell County Historical Society, local oil discovery and production
Old Castle Museum Baldwin City Northeast Local history website, part of Baker University, artifacts from early Kansas, Methodist, and Baker history, Kibbee cabin
Old Cowtown Museum Wichita South Central Living 1870s mid-western cattle town
Old Depot Museum Ottawa East-Central Local history website, information, operated by the Franklin County Historical Society
Old Jail Museum Iola Jail information
Old Prairie Town at Ward Meade Historic Site Topeka Topeka metro Open air website, complex with a Victorian home, log cabin, turn-of-the-20th-century town and a 2.5-acre (10,000 m2) botanical garden
Original Pony Express Home Station No. 1 Museum Marysville Northeast Transportation website
Osage County Museum Lyndon Topeka metro Local history website, operated by the Osage County Historical Society
Osawatomie History Museum Osawatomie East-Central Local history website
Osborne County Historical Museum Osborne Local history website, local artifacts and a school
Oswego Historical Museum & Log Cabin Oswego Local history website, period displays, log cabin nearby, operated by the Oswego Historical Society
Ottawa County Historical Museum Minneapolis North Central Local history website
Oz Museum Wamego Media website, Oz memorabilia
Palmer Museum Jewell Local history website, open by appointment, history of the community and small-town newspapers
Paradise Doll Hospital & Museum Towanda Doll website;
Parker Museum Parker Local history website, operated by the Parker Community Historical Society
Parsons Historical Museum Parsons Local history website
Paul Boyer Museum of Animated Carvings Belleville North Central Art Animated folk art carvings
Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site Republic North Central Native American Archaeological remains and exhibits of an 1820s Pawnee village
Peabody Historical Library Museum Peabody Southeast Local history Operated by the Peabody Historical Society
Peabody Printing Museum Peabody Southeast Technology website, collection of hot type equipment dating from 1870–1920, operated by the Peabody Historical Society
Pioneer-Krier Museum Ashland Southwest Local history website, operated by the Clark County Historical Society
Pony Express Museum (Kansas) Seneca Northeast Transportation website
Post Rock Scout Museum Lincoln History website, historical artifacts of scouting organizations, open by appointment
Prairie Museum of Art and History Colby Northwest Multiple website, governed by the Thomas County Historical Society, collections of toys & dolls, glass, ceramics, clothing, furnishings; barn with agriculture machinery & displays, sod house, church, 1930s farmstead, one room school
Pratt County Historical Museum Pratt South Central Local history information
Quayle Rare Bible Collection Baldwin City Northeast Literary website, part of Baker University
Rawlins County Historical Museum Atwood Northwest Local history information, information
Red Barn Studio Museum Lindsborg North Central Art website
Republic County Historical Society Museum Belleville North Central Local history website
Reno County Museum Hutchinson South Central Local history website
Richmond Community Museum Richmond Local history website
Riley County Historical Museum Manhattan Northeast Local history website
Rock Creek Valley Historical Society Museum Complex Westmoreland Open air information
Roebke Memorial Museum Holton Topeka metro Historic house website, operated by the Jackson County Historical Society
Roniger Memorial Museum Cottonwood Falls Southeast Native American information, scroll to listing, information
Rush County Historical Society LaCrosse Multiple website, complex includes Post Rock Museum with displays of pioneer history, Rush County Historical Museum in a former depot, and Nekoma Bank Museum with bank displays
Salina Art Center Salina North Central Art website
Salter House Museum Argonia South Central Historic website, open by appointment by the Argonia and Western Sumner County Historical Society
Santa Fe Depot Kingman Railroad website, local visitor center and railroad museum
Santa Fe Trail Center Larned Southwest Open air website, local history and history of the Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe Trail Museum (Kansas) Ingalls Local history information
Scandia Museum Scandia North Central Local history information
Scotty's Classic Car Museum Arma Southeast Automotive website
Shafer Gallery Great Bend Art website, officially known as the L. E. "Gus" and Eva Shafer Memorial Art Gallery, part of Barton County Community College
Shaffer Museum Moline Local history information, open by appointment
Schmidt Museum of Natural History Emporia East-Central Natural history website, part of Emporia State University
Seelye Mansion Abilene Northeast Historic house website, 1905 25-room mansion, includes Patent Medicine Museum
Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site Fairway Northeast History Mission history and period rooms
Shawnee Town Museum Shawnee Open air website, small town rural life from the 1920s
Sheridan County Historical Society & Mickey’s Museum Hoxie Northwest Local history website
Smoky Hill Museum Salina North Central Local history website
Souders Historical Museum Cheney Open air Open by appointment, late 1880s and early 20th century small town buildings
Spencer Museum of Art Lawrence Northeast Art Part of University of Kansas
Stafford County Historical Museum Stafford South Central Local history website, information
Stanton County Museum Johnson Southwest Open air website, includes train depot, jail, caboose, grain elevator, general store, 1935 WPA building, historic houses
Stauth Memorial Museum Montezuma Southwest Cultural website, handicrafts and arts from around the world
Sternberg Museum of Natural History Hays Northwest Natural history Part of Fort Hays State University, includes dinosaurs, fossils, prehistoric animals, giant sea-swimming lizards and fish
Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum Hugoton Southwest Open air website, complex includes museum of local history artifacts, train depot, 1887 school house, 1887 home, grocery store and barber shop, jail, 1905 church, Professional Building with tribute to Hugoton's past judges and lawyers and the Agricultural Building with displays of farm equipment & implements
St. Marys Historical Society Pay Station & Museum Complex St. Marys Local history website, photos
Strang Carriage House Overland Park Kansas City Metro Local history Serves as home to the Overland Park Historical Society and showcases a collection of items from the early history of Overland Park and the surrounding area.[1]
Strataca Hutchinson South Central Mining Underground rock salt mine and museum, also known as Kansas Underground Salt Museum
Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center Kansas City Northwest Cultural website, permanent exhibits for the countries of Croatia, the Ukraine, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Russia
Swan River Museum Paola East-Central Local history website, also known as Miami County Historical Museum, housed in three 19th century buildings
Topeka Computing Museum Topeka Topeka metro Technology website, displays of historic personal computers and electronic game systems
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society and Museum Tonganoxie Open air website includes the museum of local history housed in the milk parlor, the Fairchild/Knox Dairy barn, Honey Valley School, Reno Methodist Church and fire house
Towanda Area Historical Museum Towanda Local history Housed in the Towanda Masonic Lodge building; website
Trading Post Museum Trading Post East-Central Local history information
Trego County Museum WaKeeney Northwest Local history information, operated by the Trego County Historical Society
Ulrich Museum of Art Wichita South Central Art website, part of Wichita State University, modern and contemporary art
University of Kansas Natural History Museum Lawrence Northeast Natural history Part of University of Kansas, also known as Dyche Museum of Natural History
Valley Center Historical Museum Valley Center Local history website, operated by the Valley Center Historical and Cultural Society
Valley Falls Historical Society Museum Valley Falls Topeka metro Local history website
Wabaunsee County Historical Museum Alma Topeka metro History website
Wakefield Museum (Kansas) Wakefield Local history website
Waller-Coolbaugh 20th Century House Stockton Historic house information, 1905 High Classical Revival residence
Walter P. Chrysler Boyhood Home & Museum Ellis Northwest Biographical website, information
Wamego City Park and Museum Complex Wamego Northeast Open air information, includes Old Dutch Mill and museum complex with a local history museum, one room school house, rock jail and log cabin
Warkentin House Newton Historic house 1880s Victorian mansion
Washington County Museum (Kansas) Washington Local history website, operated by the Washington County Historical & Genealogical Society
Watkins Community Museum of History Lawrence Northeast Local history website, operated by the Douglas County Historical Society
Wichita Art Museum Wichita South Central Art Works by American painters, potters, sculptors and textile weavers
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Wichita South Central Local history
Wilcox Classical Museum Lawrence Northeast Art website, part of University of Kansas, plaster casts of Greek and Roman Sculpture and Greek and Roman antiquities
William Allen White House State Historic Site Emporia East-Central Biographical Home of newspaperman and author William Allen White
William F. Schaeffler House Hillsboro Southeast Historic house website, early 20th century Edwardian home
William J. Marra Museum of Deaf History & Deaf Culture Olathe Northeast Culture information & photos, part of Kansas School for the Deaf
Wilson County Historical Museum Fredonia Southeast Local history information, operated by the Wilson County Historical Society
Wilson Czech Opera House & Museum Wilson Local history information, Czech immigrant heritage artifacts
Wonderscope Shawnee Northeast Children's website
Woodson County Historical Museum Yates Center Local history website
World War II History Center El Dorado South Central History website
Wyandotte County Historical Museum Bonner Springs Northeast Local history website, information and photos
Yesterday House Museum Sylvan Grove Local history information, information, operated by the Sylvan Grove Historical Society
Yesteryear Museum Salina North Central Open air website, farm life, also known as Central Kansas Flywheels Museum
Yost Art Gallery Highland Northeast Art website, part of Highland Community College

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