The Smoky Hill Museum is a small, high quality historical museum in Salina, Kansas. It does a superior job of telling some of the stories of Salina's businesses and past. Smoky Hill Museum isn't your typical local Historical Museum with random collections of objects that have more information about the person that donated them, then about the artifact and its context. The Crossroads of the Heartland tells Salina’s history by interweaving the sotry with experiences, tales, graphics, and artifacts.
Only a small portion of the Smoky Hill Museum's collection of over 20,000 artifacts from the 1800s to the present day are on display. There is a museum gift shop with a good selection of books about Kansas.
Most visitors to the Smoky Hill Museum will be satisfied with a one hour visit.
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