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Address: 211 W Iron Ave, Salina, KS 67401-2613
Phone Number: 785.309.5776
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Small but Fun

A variety of historical information. Fun and interesting! A number of kids were thee and seemed to be enjoying the museum as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2016
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Kahului, Hawaii

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Kahului, Hawaii
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

A variety of historical information. Fun and interesting! A number of kids were thee and seemed to be enjoying the museum as well.

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Kenner, Louisiana
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76 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Looking for something to do before heading out to South Dakota in the morning, I took a chance on bringing my wife, 14 yo daughter and 10 yo grand daughter to the museum. We were all really pleased with the show pieces and inter-active displays. There was construction going on but it didn't bother our visit. The man running the... More 

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McPherson, Kansas
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Most local history museums tend to be somewhat boring, but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. They do a really good job of using artifacts to tell some of Salina's history. Plus, I really enjoyed the walk-in old settler's cabin. They have rotating special exhibits, and they were in the process of renovating their kids' area when we were... More 

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affton,mo
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Very much enjoyed the history tour. Covers several eras. Great for the young ones especially - to see how things were when grandparents were kids and great for grandparents to reminisce about. Husband and I really enjoyed it. Highly rec.

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Affton, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

On my recent trip to see my sister, my wife and I visited the Smoky Hill Museum. Inside there were many different displays. Starting from Pioneer days to more current events. There were several monitors set up for you to watch in different locations informing you about the various displays, from a Log Cabin display to a display of Uniforms... More 

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Abilene, Kansas
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64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Small local history museum downtown Salina. Take a hour with the kids on day out. Displays are nice kids will enjoy it and it is easy to do. Plus it's free.

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1 Thank wandersfar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

I didn't find a lot of new information or anything too great. I also don't have children and I feel like if I would have taken kids with me it would have been totally different.

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Salina, Kansas
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have been here a few times years apart taking the kids. Great place only down side is if you have been there once then no need to really go again. In the years apart we have noticed little if any change in their exhibits.

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Ellsworth, Kansas
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is a nice museum to visit. The people are friendly and it is not crowded. The exhibits change occasionally so it's a place you can come back to. There are exhibits here that show life at different times in America, what we did, what we liked. Expect to spend an hour or two and leave refreshed and without emptying... More 

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Salina, Kansas
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

This is a fun little gem of Salina. There is a wonderful mix of history, hands on displays, and excellent Children area. Gift Shop is so much fun...it always has something special and an excellent Kansas souvenirs and books

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