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Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum

111 North Lincoln Avenue, Chanute, KS 66720-1819
+1 620-431-2730
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Very interesting and worthwhile Museum

The story of Martin and Osa Johnson is so amazing. What this couple accomplished in their lifetime... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
IndySig
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Indy
via mobile
Worth the 2 hour trip from KC.

Having heard of this museum and also needing a short road trip, we decided to check it out. If you... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Shalley1
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Kansas City
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111 North Lincoln Avenue, Chanute, KS 66720-1819
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The story of Martin and Osa Johnson is so amazing. What this couple accomplished in their lifetime is just unbelievable. Once I read Osa's book "I Married Adventure", I was hooked. The visit starts out with a short film and there is a second longer...More

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Having heard of this museum and also needing a short road trip, we decided to check it out. If you enjoy off the beaten path, almost unknown museums, this one will fit the bill. It is located in the old train depot which is not...More

Thank Shalley1
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great look at Africa from the view point of OSA and Martin Johnson. Grandkids love the animal and tribesmen displays. Very well done. Unusual items in gift shop. Well worth the trip.

Thank Maureen W
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Safari Museum shares a building with the library in Chanute, KS. it is a little off the beaten track but the road is excellent. Used highway US 54 all the way from Tucumcari, AZ...good road and interesting places along the way. The museum is full...More

Thank CaptPJ
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Read it, then go to the musuem. Fascinating story of pioneer wildlife and indigenous peoples' photographers. Museum is Mecca to people who loved these adventurous travelers. This couple made multiple movies that were popular in the first half of the 20th century and that are...More

Thank Martha H
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Who knew that Kansas folks were so adventurous? This museum chronicles the Johnson's lives and travels. The collections are also interesting and give a first hand view of a land far away. Worth the time and small fee.

Thank love2go2015
Reviewed 2 May 2016

What it was like for Martin and Osa to travel to Africa and everywhere where they went around the world. If you are in the area, definitely stop by and check out all the artifacts. There are many neat things to see. In one of...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Housed in the beautiful, old Santa Fe Depot building, this museum is an inspiration. There is plenty of parking to the north of the building. Outside, from the street, you are greeted by 2 tall, life-size sleek metal statues of giraffes. We did not think...More

1  Thank mrlabes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

I first went to the Martin & Osa Johnson Safari Museum on a kindergarten class trip, in the original Grant Street location. The old building had an amazing amount of charm, including a fountain that you could drop coins into from an upper story. The...More

1  Thank Jeanette W
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Romance and early exploration of exotic far-away places, as well as small town people experiencing the wonders of the world during the first half of the 20th Century are the kinds of sentiments this museum feeds and banks on. It’s a nice glimpse into the...More

2  Thank Dmarkwind
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