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Fick Fossil & History Museum

700 W 3rd St, Oakley, KS 67748-1256
+1 785-672-4839
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Delightful free museum

Frick Fossil & History Museum is located inside the local library, so we were unsure of what to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kosdak
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Quirky local museum is a nice break from the drive across Kansas

Somehow, the printed brochures for this place gave me the impression that this was going to be a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Dmarkwind
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Kansas City, Missouri
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank kosdak
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank Gena R
Reviewed 4 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 23 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 14 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
Reviewed 7 February 2017

It's a great source of history! I love to go there, it is also a great place to take children. There are excellent fossils and artifacts!

Thank LovelyTeenager
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...More

Thank Deborah W
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