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Fick Fossil & History Museum

700 W 3rd St, Oakley, KS 67748-1256
+1 785-672-4839
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Must go see!!

This is a free museum that is pretty awesome! It's a hidden treasure! We even learned some things... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Excellent little museum with a nice assortment of donated fossils

The Fick Fossil & History Museum is an excellent little museum with a nice assortment of donated... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Julie H
Wooster, Ohio
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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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700 W 3rd St, Oakley, KS 67748-1256
+1 785-672-4839
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank CSIJWyman
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

Thank Julie H
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

1  Thank kosdak
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

2  Thank Dmarkwind
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is a great museum we happened upon while driving through. It is free to enter, and is a very unique stop. Tons of history of the area and stones you won't find elsewhere are inside.

1  Thank Gena R
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I was surprised how extensive the collection of artifacts is in this museum. Not only do they have rocks and fossil's germane to this area but items from around the world that have been donated. There are also extensive displays on life years ago on...More

Thank Don49680
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The fossils, including sharks' teeth, from a time when dry, humidity challenged Western Kansas was an ocean are fascinating, and when incorporated into Mrs. Fick's folk art, inspirational. Fast forward to the frontier days of "cowboys and Indians" (literally), settlement, railroads, agriculture, development (including schooling)...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable local museum, especially if you like fossils, rocks, and minerals! Great local history! FREE. Donations appreciated. Very reasonable priced items for sale!

Thank b4osage
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Located in the same building as the Oakley Library this outstanding collection of ancient fossils and rocks was a gift from the Fick Family. The museum also serves as a home to many local items. A fire engine, wagons, historic items of interest. The highlight...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Display of fossil art by Vi Fick, donated to the museum. Lots of local items to view. Fossils and arrowheads are the speciality here.

Thank jfullmer
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