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Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum

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Great museum

I really enjoyed this well-organized museum, which has something for everyone. I really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Thomas M
Des Moines, Iowa
Fantastic old building, lots of fun

We went on senior Wednesday and had a great time. A new exhibit opened. Space toys.. Toys of the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Penny F
Gay, Georgia
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204 S Main St, Wichita, KS 67202-3716
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

I really enjoyed this well-organized museum, which has something for everyone. I really enjoyed the recreation of the drug store and the "Kansas 'Cottage'".

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We went on senior Wednesday and had a great time. A new exhibit opened. Space toys.. Toys of the future. Before my time but they had a great showing, from Buck Rogers to Flash Gordon and more. Space ships, space guns ,posters , all looked...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a very good county museum highlighting the history of Wichita and surrounding area. The exterior of the building is very cool unfortunately you can not see much of the original interior but what you can see, like the mayor's office, is very nice....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank enteJ
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Disappointed in this visit. There were some really good displays like the old car and garage. Lots of boring items like one whole large room dedicated to silver plated dishes. Tons of dresses, dishes, and decorations. Terrible aircraft display. Wichita should be better recognized for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank shadlynn
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is one of the best museums for a city/county this size in the country. The building alone is worth the trip. The exhibits are so well done. And this museum does a great job of telling the history of this city, which has a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank KsGirl2016
Reviewed 23 November 2017

If you are in downtown Wichita, do no miss the County Historical Museum. For one thing, the building it is in is a historical artifact in itself. And the interior has must that you really don't know, but should know, about the history of this...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Amazing conglomeration of aviation history much of which has a close connection to Wichita. It would be difficult to take it all in over less than 3 hours. The airplanes outside would be a great place for children to romp around. Serious aviation explorers could...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MarcTDowning
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here one afternoon and really enjoyed it. Great information on the history of wichita, from the native Americans to the aviation industry. I found the aviation section especially good with a nice film. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Conor M
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We love history. We have toured many old County and state capital buildings. They don't build them like that anymore and that's what makes them fascinating to us to tour. And sure, what's inside these buildings is also just as interesting. What we found was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank christopherM8134MB
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We enjoyed visiting this well-done history museum and learned a great deal of the local Wichita history with the information being intertwined with Kansas state history as well. Beautiful exhibits in a time-line of history. The old city hall has been nicely restored and maintained;...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Yes. Contact the museum directly to find out the extent of what they have.