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Ellis County Historical Society Museum

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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A real look at early Kansas history

The Ellis Co. Historical Society Museum is well worth a visit. There are excellent displays of... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2016
Hays, Kansas

As Hays is a small town, this is an added bonus! Make sure you stop and check out all of what this... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2016
Heather R
Roseville, California
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  • Excellent57%
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  • Average25%
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  • Terrible0%
Oct 4, 2017
“Not worth the time unless you have time to kill”
Aug 8, 2017
“History of Ellis County”
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

We went to this museum largely based on the reviews posted here. It was quite disappointing. We entered the gallery to several empty display cases. There is a great antique clock made with a jigsaw. Other than that, it's basically a series of info about...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Jenn M
Reviewed August 8, 2017

I love visiting this museum. I always learn something new and see new items. They often have traveling exhibits such as wedding gowns from the past. My family always enjoys a visit.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank jeannineb538
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Very interesting accounts of the regional history. Hays was one of the wilder towns in the early West. Had as many Bars as Churches at one point. A trip to the Museum before going over to Gella's will tie a day together, better yet, come...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank HFD B
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Need a pleasant afternoon in Hays? I great place to learn some local history and see some cool things. My kids have always loved the school room display.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank shamrocktrish
Reviewed May 18, 2017

A great place to learn about the Volga Germans who settled in this area. There is an authentic Volga German house and many artifacts from the 1800's when they settled this part of Kansas.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank kansasmom125
Reviewed October 17, 2016

The Ellis Co. Historical Society Museum is well worth a visit. There are excellent displays of early Hays City. They have good photographs and artifacts from the early pioneer days including much from the Volga German heritage that predominates in the Hays, Kansas area. This...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank BabuKansas
Reviewed August 11, 2016

take the time to see this museum, if you love the history of our country. German/Volga influence and some great artifacts and re creations !

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Andy M
Reviewed July 26, 2016

This museum is located in an historical building and has so many wonderful exhibits about the founding of Hays and the area.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Jeannine B
Reviewed March 12, 2016

As Hays is a small town, this is an added bonus! Make sure you stop and check out all of what this Museum can offer!

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Heather R
Reviewed November 3, 2015

This was a fun museum. Some typical exhibits but also original artifacts with descriptions of the people who used them. This is a good place to see what Hays was like when it was young. What a bunch of wild people. This is were you'll...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Bruce L
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