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Kansas Museum of History

See the Santa Fe's oldest surviving locomotive, No. 132, from 1880. A. K. Longren made the first successful flight of a Kansas-built plane in 1911. His 1914 version is featured in the gallery. The award-winning museum tells the story of the people of Kansas and also includes:

  • John Brown's pike
  • Civil War battle flags
  • Flag from Quantrill's raid
  • Carry Nation's hammer
  • 1868 stagecoach
  • 1950s diner
  • Museum Store with unique Kansas gifts
  • Changing exhibits

Named one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas History

Visitor comments

"Wonderful amount of detail and information in exhibits is outstanding!"—Deanna, Valley Center

"Visit was spectacular. 150th exhibit was wonderful!"—Jane, Pittsburg, Kansas

"One of the most amazing museums I've ever seen. Thank you!"—Richard, San Diego, California

"We could have spent much longer here. An unexpected find on our travels."—Peter, Sydney, Australia

"Was surprised to find some information about Germans in Kansas' early times here!"—Germany

Kansas Museum of History