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Address: 211 W. Iron Ave, Salina, KS 67401
Phone Number: 785.309.5776
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Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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History of Salina

A museum full of the history of the area and how Salina came to be and survived changes over the years. Want to know about this little city, then visit this museum. Takes about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A museum full of the history of the area and how Salina came to be and survived changes over the years. Want to know about this little city, then visit this museum. Takes about one hour to quickly see the displays.

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Whitewater, Kansas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The displays were very professional and new looking. A lot of the info was post 1950 or 70, and I had been hoping for earlier info on the area. (I lived through the 70s, and know what an 8-track is LOL) Parking is behind, a little inconvenient. For a free museum, it was amazingly well done.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My teenage son and I enjoyed our time here! It was the prefect size to entertain us without him getting board. The hand on experiences made history come to life for us and made us feel like we were in a big city museum. The displays were clearly marked and gave us important details with out over loading us with... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

All exhibits on one floor with many convenient places to sit, if needed. Good presentation of the local and regional history high lighting important times and events. Most exhibits have hands-on, demonstration activities for viewers of all ages, especially good for children. Free admission, donations accepted. Gift shop stocked with many unique, locally made, Kansas items. Good shopping values.

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Salina, Kansas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Kansas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
22 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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