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Smoky Hill Museum

211 W. Iron Ave, Salina, KS 67401
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Salina
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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English first
Salina, Kansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We found the museum to be a friendly little place that sketched out the history of Salina. We enjoyed learning about it, and anticipate returning with out-of-town guests.

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Salina, Kansas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A great place in which to wander, learn, read, explore and just enjoy. There are Kansas memorabilia, various local foods items and books to buy. There is something for all ages!

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Rusticated near Boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Museum was free, for one thing. It is rather limited, very good for being able to see it in one visit. My favorite was the butter churn that was powered by a dog walking on it, sort of a tilted treadmill design. History museum, mostly European settlement history.

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This community museum does a better job than most, but the quality of the displays and telling the story which the artifacts represent.

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Salina, Kansas
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This free museum, sponsored by the Salina Arts and Humanities Commission, operates in the well-preserved Depression-era old US Post Office (a destination in itself to see the Art Deco sculpted facade). The museum features both permanent and rotating exhibits, a sod cabin exhibit, and is very interactive for kids and adults. Worth your time (about an hour or so).

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Salina, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I guess if you're this might be more fun for you but I've only been there once. I don't care for many places within Salina/Saline County and recommend to others that they go to other places outside Salina/Saline County. As the t-shirts say, "Come to Salina on vacation-leave on probation!" (Salina used to have the highest DUI rate per capita... More

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Salina, Kansas, USA
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

There is a lot to see here. The sod house ranks high with my kids as well as the area they have set up for the kids to learn lots of interesting Kansas facts. It has improved tremendously over the years. When it first started out it was rough but now it is a place where even locals enjoy going... More

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Wichita, Kansas
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This is a great place to spend half a day. There is some really good Kansas history here. Organized very nicely, with very friendly and helpful staff. I loved it.

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

There were historical displays from various eras so I could get the feeling of how my great grandmother lived back in 1870. Also, there is a genealogical department upstairs that was very helpful so that I know where she is buried now. Other information helped me to find some beautiful historical houses in the area, too

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Salina, Kansas
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

If you have an hour to spare this place is good inexpensive entertainment if your into history. They have four or five different displays ranging from Salina's milling roots to prairie living. There is no entry fee but they do have a spot for donations.

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