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Fick Fossil & History Museum

700 W 3rd St, Oakley, KS 67748-1256
+1 785-672-4839
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Amazing trip through time!

The fossils, including sharks' teeth, from a time when dry, humidity challenged Western Kansas was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
James H
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Worth the stop!

Very enjoyable local museum, especially if you like fossils, rocks, and minerals! Great local... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
b4osage
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Osage City, Kansas
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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 6 days ago

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 23 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 6 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
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This place was housed in anew building next to the public library. The Ladies were Friendly and recommended another museum like it down the road. It had an assortment of fossils and daily life implements inside. Kids would Love the Old games and dolls area....More

Thank pizzalady5665
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We spent about 30 minutes here. The museum has a nice assortment of fossils and local historical items. Employees were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend if driving through the area!

Thank Larissa M
Reviewed 19 April 2016

experience the old west and the actual fossils are amazing. you will learn so much from visiting this great museum

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Free admission, indoors only- great for all weather. Length of visit: 30 min to 40 min. This place is very well kept with museum quality artifacts. You will see a large number of ancient fossils as well as a carefully preserved history of the local...More

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