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This privately owned museum has quite a collection of artifacts from prehistory through the pioneer, Victorian, and more modern eras. They boast both indoor and outdoor exhibits, which describe both the Santa Fe Trail and the Larned local history.
This museum is on the way to Fort Larned. It has a very good indoor museum, there is a wonderful horse drawn hearse. The outside buildings are amazing. You can go into them and actual see how people dealt with life on the western frontier...More
My son (13) and I stopped here on our trip to New Mexico. Sam says "very interesting museum, definitely worth the time. Nothing boring here, check out everything. Especially the outside buildings." Sam and I had a great time being a preacher, and seeing how...More
We had a very enjoyable time walking through the inside museum as well as the outside. It was very neat being able to go into the buildings and see things. It felt almost as if you could imagine yourself living in a sod house! I...More
Located approx. three miles from Ft. Larned, this museum is very good place to stop and begin your Trail experience.
Walk through the various rooms and then step outside to view a sod house, train station and other buildings from the pioneer period.
When Fort Larned was restored, understand local collections went to this museum, financed by local residents. Small collection, but they do an excellent job with an annual budget of only $100k (I'm a past board member of a private regional museum in the NE with...More
we just visited this museum on our way to western Kansas. we stopped and went inside, there are some renovations going on, so I believe some of the exhibits were not on display. the outside is interesting and well maintained. would definitely stop if you...More