National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame

 630 Hall of Fame Drive
Bonner Springs, Kansas 66012
(913) 721-1075

The National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame will not open to the public in 2014. There will be some special events.

Ag Heritage Park    Brown County Agriculture Museum

National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame
National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame - Bonner Springs, Kansas
National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame - Bonner Springs, Kansas

This is an archive page. The National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame will not open to the public in 2014, though it will be open for some special events.

The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame was chartered in 1960 to educate society on the historical and present value of American agriculture and to honor leadership in Agri-Business and Academia by providing education, information, experience and recognition.

The center includes three museum buildings: National Farmer's Memorial, National Poultry Museum, and "Farm Town U.S.A."

The main museum building houses the unique features of the National Agricultural Center: The National Agricultural Hall of Fame and The National Farm Broadcasters Hall of Fame. There is also a gift shop, some rural living exhibits and a theater that was out of service when the Agricultural Center was visited in 2007.

The second museum is the Museum of Farming. It houses a collection of antique farm machinery and implements.

Farm Town U.S.A. has elements of a 1900s rural community including a railroad depot, caboose, narrow gauge railroad, farmhouse, schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, general store, and poultry hatchery. Some of the buildings are original and others are replicas.

Most visitors to the National Agricultural Center will be satisfied with a 90 minute visit. Perhaps a bit longer if they chose to hike the one mile nature trail. The $7 charge felt a bit high to me. More animals would be nice. There were only a few chickens when the Center was visited.

Train and hay wagon rides are available to groups with advance reservations for an additional charge.

The National Agricultural Hall of Fame
38 Americans were inducted into The National Agricultural Hall of Fame through 2006.

plow used by President Harry S. Truman
Walking plow used by President Harry S. Truman in the early 1900s.

Mechanical and Still Bank collection
Mechanical and Still Bank collection.

National Agricultural Center's barb wire collection
The Agricultural Center's barb wire collection includes over 500 varieties of barbed wire.

Farm Town USA at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame
Farm Town USA

Farm machinery and implements
Farm machinery and implements in the 20,400 square feet Museum of Farming

Prairie Wind Traveler - replica wind wagon
Prairie Wind Traveler - replica wind wagon.

1887 railroad depot at National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame
1887 Morris Livestock Shipping Depot

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