El Quartelejo Museum

902 West 5th Street
Scott City, Kansas 67871
(620) 872-5912
For after hour tours: (620) 874-1559 or 872-3523

Open Monday - Friday: 1 - 5PM
or by appointment    free
El Quartelejo Museum Map

El Quartelejo Museum - Scott City, Kansas
El Quartelejo Museum
El Quartelejo Museum - Scott City, Kansas

El Quartelejo Museum in Scott City, Kansas is operated by the Scott County Historical Society. The free museum focuses on local interests, from prehistory to the present day. Temporary exhibits highlight contemporary arts or culture.

Nearly a third of the museum is devoted to Monument Rocks and the area's fossil history. Children can "dig" for fossils in a sandbox. One of the more interesting other displays is a replica of one room of the seven room El Quartelejo pueblo which was built nearby in the 1600s.

Scott City's El Quartelejo Museum is my favorite museum in far western Kansas. I just wish it was open on weekends.

Gillicus fossil in El Quartelejo Museum
Complete fossil of a Gillicus, a fish that resembles a Tarpon. Its remains are found in local Niobrara chalk.

Plains Apache Indian encampment in El Quartelejo Museum
Recreation of a typical Plains Apache Indian encampment in the 1500s.


X-ray shoe fit machine

Carvings in the El Quartelejo Museum
Temporary exhibit of carvings by the late LeRoy Glenn Browning

El Quartelejo Museum Map - Scott City, Kansas
El Quartelejo Museum Map

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