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Address: 1111 E Kansas Ave, McPherson, KS 67460-5028
Phone Number:
+1 620-241-8464
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08:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 13:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation offers many services to the public....

McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation offers many services to the public. The Museum houses a variety of artifacts: historical artifacts from the McPherson area; natural history artifacts such as meteorites, Ice Age fossils, and regional fossils; ethnic artifacts from China, Africa, and of Native Americans; and fine art, including an extensive collection of Birger Sandzen lithographs and original art pieces. In addition, there is information about the city and county namesake, General McPherson; about the first man-made diamond large enough to be visible, created in McPherson; items from the McPherson Globe Refiners basketball team, the first team ever to win an Olympic gold medal.

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Information on Santa Fe Trail

Some good information on McPherson and the Santa Fe trail if you are a history buff. You can figure to spend about 90 minutes in there. They also have a good model train display

Reviewed 10 May 2016
Philip M
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Fort Collins, United States
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Paris, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Local Kansas artifacts, hands-on exhibit of early Ks settlers' "tools". Remarkable train display & opening soon...Bison exhibit. We will go again next time in the area!

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Fort Collins, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Some good information on McPherson and the Santa Fe trail if you are a history buff. You can figure to spend about 90 minutes in there. They also have a good model train display

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Thank Philip M
Kansas
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229 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

This museum used to be located in a neat old mansion. They have mnoved to a new purpose built, modern building, but didn't have the money to do much with displays. It will propbably be a great museum again in a few years, but it doesn't take very long to tour right now.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Please note that the museum is a work in progress and being updated. The building is new & the exhibits are top rate. If the future exhibits added are of the same caliber, then I would return.

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Kansas
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Lovely new building, but as of May 2014 there are only a handful of exhibits. They still need to rais money for the exhibits and I would wait until 2015 to give it a try.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

I liked this museum..especially the quilt diplay they had...very fun tour. We both liked the orphan train story and found it quite intriguing...

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