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Fick Fossil & History Museum

700 W 3rd St, Oakley, KS 67748-1256
+1 785-672-4839
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Cool museum with neat fossils and it’s free

Some very neat fossils of ancient marine fish. A 15 foot-long prehistoric fish is completely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John H
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Diverse collection for a roadside museum

We stopped here on our way out of town. It haa a diverse collection. There was a little triceratops... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jaime W
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West Valley City
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Oldest documented mosasaur skull in the world; 15 foot Xiphactinus Audax; over 10,000 shark teeth; thousands of fossils & unique fossil folk art; sod house; replica Union Pacific depot; creamery; general store; military memorabilia; hundreds of historical photos. Gift shop. See the Military Memorial Garden of Honor in the park behind the museum. Drive south 25 miles and see the Monument Rocks, a limestone formation designated one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas
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  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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700 W 3rd St, Oakley, KS 67748-1256
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+1 785-672-4839
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"same building"
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"local library"
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"nice assortment"
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"nice display"
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"annie oakley"
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"donations appreciated"
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"fossils"
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"rocks"
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"collection"
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"art"
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"railroad"
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"sod"
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"pastoral"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Some very neat fossils of ancient marine fish. A 15 foot-long prehistoric fish is completely intact. Lots of Union Pacfic memorabilia and a sod house. Plus museum staff was very nice and it was free.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way out of town. It haa a diverse collection. There was a little triceratops our 1 year old enjoyed riding. Cool dinosaur fossils! It is a good little roadside museum.

Thank Jaime W
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This museum has something for everyone. The huge fish fossil was very interesting. Love the replica of a pioneer house. Also a picture and discription of a local man who appeared to be be homless. would visit a lot of people in Oakley,kansas.very interesting.His name...More

1  Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Excellent small museum with diverse colllections including high quality fossil and rocks, togther with detailed and interesting social history exhibits. Clearly the product of many years of dedicated work by many people this museum could teach a lot of others a thing or too about...More

1  Thank Helioscube
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Fick's Fossil and HIstory Museum is a a well presented display of fossils, historical artifacts, and Annie Oakley Memorability.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We were strapped for time because we wanted to get to Monument Rock for sunset, but we loved this museum. Most of the the Fossils are from Monument Rock, like the huge prehistoric fish skeletons from 80 million years ago. A new addition just brought...More

1  Thank stanthemck
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is a free museum that is pretty awesome! It's a hidden treasure! We even learned some things! We laughed as well. What a great museum!

1  Thank CSIJWyman
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

The Fick Fossil & History Museum is an excellent little museum with a nice assortment of donated fossils, railroad memorabilia, antique fire fighting equipment, and many other antiques. They have a nice display of fossils found locally, also. We stop here every time we drive...More

1  Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Frick Fossil & History Museum is located inside the local library, so we were unsure of what to expect, but it was wonderful. The museum was loaded with a wide assortment of exhibits, including fossils, bones, a sod house, military items, railroad pieces, a general...More

2  Thank kosdak
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Somehow, the printed brochures for this place gave me the impression that this was going to be a small, dark place crammed with stuff. I was expecting a space in a small town’s downtown area. In reality, it’s a large open and airy space in...More

3  Thank Dmarkwind
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