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Atchison County Historical Society Museum

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Historic Depot/Museum/Gift shop

We were waiting for our trolley tour and visited the museum. It had an interesting and well-done... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Lou P
Kansas City, Kansas
A little bit of Everything

This is a great little museum attached to the visitors center. It has information about the... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Larry W
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Atchison, KS
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We were waiting for our trolley tour and visited the museum. It had an interesting and well-done group of exhibits that told of historic Atchison happenings and outstanding former citizens. The displays are of high quality and we enjoyed learning about all of the different...More

Thank Lou P
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This is a great little museum attached to the visitors center. It has information about the railroad, Amelia Earhart, Lewis & Clark, and hosts a rare gun collection. It is worth walking through.

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

There are some interesting things in the museum but many descriptions are not very informative or all together missing. The building itself is interesting as a part of our nation's RR history.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Located within the Visitor Center inside the old railroad Depot. The pink neon sign in the photo is a sign inside the museum inside the visitor center, not outside the building. Visitor Center restrooms are pleasant and clean. Lots of tourist information for all areas...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Museum is part of a welcome and tourist information center. We made a quick walk through and found it was loaded with facts and personallities of that town of Atchison. We did not have time to really stay and read all of the stuff but...More

Thank stevene254
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We found this trolley tour to be so very interesting and so very affordable!!! Learned so very much about the city and it's colorful history. Enjoyed the museum .. It was just the right size. Small enough to hold ones interest all the way through...More

Thank 2014Travelinggal
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a small museum BUT one well worth visiting! There is such a variety of exhibits that cover the history of Atchison and the surrounding area. You will find interesting displays about Lewis and Clark who came up the Missouri River at Atchison and...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Loved this little museum. Had history of the town all wrapped up in the historic depot. I came for the trains outside. I wish there had been more open to explore but it was Sunday when we here

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Always FUN to stop in and see what the town is promoting, enjoy the museum and watch the movies of Amelia Earhart and other exhibits. At Halloween, go inline late Sept to purchase Trolley Rides for Halloween Week. There are trolleys year round to tour...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We had the opportunity to visit this museum and get a little more knowledge of the Atchison, Kansas area. It has exhibits that cover quite a range of the local history and some nice displays. Some of the exhibits were in need of maintenance with...More

Thank thegoob60
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