Kansas Oil Museum and Butler County History Center is a museum complex in El Dorado, Kansas. The museum has attractive well labeled displays, a Legacy Wall (Hall of Fame), oil industry equipment and a recreated oil boom town main street.
The History Center's 10 acre outdoor exhibit area has historic old oil field equipment. This was the part of the museum complex which I found to be the most interesting. Several buildings have also been moved to museum, to recreate a portion of a 1920s oil boom town main street.
I think that most visitors will spend about an hour at the Kansas Oil Museum, but someone with the right interests might spend a couple of hours or more. Admission is $4 for Adults, $3 for Senior Citizens, and $2 for Students ages 6-18.
While you are in El Dorado, also make a brief visit to the free Stapleton #1 Historic Well.
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