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Smoky Hill Museum

211 W. Iron Ave, Salina, KS 67401
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Salina
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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12 reviews from our community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
102 reviews 102 reviews
20 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 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
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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125 reviews 125 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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