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.
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