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Atchison County Historical Society Museum

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Address: Atchison, KS
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Museum is part of a welcome and tourist information center. We made a quick walk through and found it was loaded with facts and personallities of that town of Atchison. We did not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Garner, North Carolina
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Garner, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Museum is part of a welcome and tourist information center. We made a quick walk through and found it was loaded with facts and personallities of that town of Atchison. We did not have time to really stay and read all of the stuff but it would be a must see for locals and Kansas residents. The welcome center is... More 

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North Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We found this trolley tour to be so very interesting and so very affordable!!! Learned so very much about the city and it's colorful history. Enjoyed the museum .. It was just the right size. Small enough to hold ones interest all the way through it but not so large one starts to hurry through it in order to see... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a small museum BUT one well worth visiting! There is such a variety of exhibits that cover the history of Atchison and the surrounding area. You will find interesting displays about Lewis and Clark who came up the Missouri River at Atchison and celebrated the first Independence Day just a bit north of the town. The area where... More 

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Thank TheBoysGrandma
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Loved this little museum. Had history of the town all wrapped up in the historic depot. I came for the trains outside. I wish there had been more open to explore but it was Sunday when we here

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Thank Rick B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Always FUN to stop in and see what the town is promoting, enjoy the museum and watch the movies of Amelia Earhart and other exhibits. At Halloween, go inline late Sept to purchase Trolley Rides for Halloween Week. There are trolleys year round to tour the city and point out the historic homes and Atchison history.

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Thank Linda M
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

We had the opportunity to visit this museum and get a little more knowledge of the Atchison, Kansas area. It has exhibits that cover quite a range of the local history and some nice displays. Some of the exhibits were in need of maintenance with faded descriptions and one of the displays looked like there were going to put up... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

We were the last tour of the evening and the trolley was broke down so we used a tour bus. The windows were tinted and also steamed over so we could not see out of them. They would stop at a home and we couldn't see it. The narrator was young and flippant. She would first play a recording then... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

It's an okay tour on the trolley to see the "haunted" homes in Atchison. We went mid-afternoon and the trolley was full. The audio recordings they play were hard to understand (very static-y) and the windows on the trolley need some serious cleaning, it was hard to see out of them it was so dirty. The tour goes by very... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

I was surprised to see among all the Railroad memorabilia they had a large collection of antique firearms. Nice little small budget museum.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

I thought the museum was cool and I probably could spend lots of time there reading the cards on the displays. I personally love that kind of stuff but I think the average person would get a kick out of seeing how we used to live in early America.

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