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Fick Fossil & History Museum

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Address: 700 W. 3rd, Oakley, KS
Phone Number: +1 785-672-4839
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Oldest documented mosasaur skull in the world; 15 foot Xiphactinus Audax;...

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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Free admission, indoors only- great for all weather. Length of visit: 30 min to 40 min. This place is very well kept with museum quality artifacts. You will see a large number... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 February 2016
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Albany, Kentucky
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Lebanon, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This museum is located in the same building as the local library in Oakley, Kansas. Chock full of local history, including the thousands of fossils found on the farm of the Fick family.... thousands upon thousands of shark's teeth, found KANSAS, where there is not even ocean access!! Lots of Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley memorabilia. (The town was named... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This place was housed in anew building next to the public library. The Ladies were Friendly and recommended another museum like it down the road. It had an assortment of fossils and daily life implements inside. Kids would Love the Old games and dolls area. The fish and fossils even had my teens talking. There was a place in the... More 

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Wentzville, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We spent about 30 minutes here. The museum has a nice assortment of fossils and local historical items. Employees were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend if driving through the area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

experience the old west and the actual fossils are amazing. you will learn so much from visiting this great museum

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Albany, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Free admission, indoors only- great for all weather. Length of visit: 30 min to 40 min. This place is very well kept with museum quality artifacts. You will see a large number of ancient fossils as well as a carefully preserved history of the local area. I would highly recommend a visit here for anyone in the area.

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Silverdale, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Stopped by on my way to Garden City. This museum is not too big, but has a lot of artifacts and fossils. The sod house was cool to see. There are also a lot of railroad artifacts as well. Nice museum to stop by if in the area.

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Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

A fine collection of Jurassic and Cretaceous marine fossils that would not be out of place in any large natural history museum. There's also a good sized exhibit of "plains life" artifacts, including a sod cabin and other well interpreted historical items.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped by this great little museum while passing through Oakley and was happy we did so. The news clippings about important local events from years past were good reads, the fossils and rocks were amazing for such a small museum. Since it was off - season it closed at noon. Admission was free.

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Stockton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Asking only donations, they had a wide range of displays, everything from fossils and geodesic to old household items and farm equipment. Everything was beautifully displayed, the staff was very helpful but not intrusive, and the museum was extremely clean. There was a wonderful photographic display on a hinged setup on one wall as you entered the museum. The only... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

Neat little museum with a nice display of fossils and antiques need to survive in the past century. Lots of pictures too. Located in the same building as the library. Donations appreciated.

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