Feel like you've traveled back in time at this museum, where costumed actors recreate the lifestyle of a cattle town from the 1870s. This sprawling museum is designed as a working town complete with residential houses, an industrial area, a farm and various other elements that comprised a town back in the day. Well thought-out re-enactments of scenes from daily life make this an interesting attraction for kids as well as adults. The Hunter Area, Drovers Camp, DeVore Farm and the Industrial Area are some of the prominent living exhibits of the museum. In addition to this, the Empire Hall showcases an extensive collection of historical artifacts. The gift shop on site has unique souvenirs and tours are available.
The mission at Exploration Place is to make learning about science fun and interesting for kids and adults alike. Exhibits are creative and interactive, like the Big Mouth, where you can walk up to a huge, anatomically correct replica of the human mouth and learn about teeth, gums, and good oral hygiene. There's plenty of rental space available here for meetings or a special event. In fact, kids love birthday parties here!
The Kansas Aviation Museum provides a detailed, interesting information about Kansas aviation. You can stroll through and look at 40 aircrafts and engines or browse through the archive containing books, photographs and other artifacts and documents associated with aviation.
Formerly known as the Augusta Air Museum, Kansas Museum of Military History (KMMH) has fine collection of combat material. It features more than 10,000 objects which includes helicopters, planes, trucks, tanks and jeeps. Check out the many uniforms on display and in the storage. All the exhibits are donated by those in the military. The warehouse look of the museum lends an authenticity to it. This huge space with its army vehicles, dummy soldiers, maps, posters and paraphernalia will surely give an insight into a trooper's lifestyle.
Housed in the iconic Carnegie Library, the Harvey County Historical Museum is located in the heart of Newton, Kansas. Displaying the local history, the county’s culture and heritage, the museum has an extensive collection of artifacts and displays. With both, permanent and temporary exhibits, the museum has preserved over 5000 images from the 19th Century. The facility also organizes various events and programs every now and then. You can also explore the archive library for research and pick up souvenirs from the museum gift shop.