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  • Boot Hill and Museum

    Boot Hill and Museum

    Dodge City, Kansas

    Museum at famous Wild West town boneyard shows off its guns, buffalo, Indians, and outlaws. Summer daily gunfights.

  • Evel Knievel Museum

    Evel Knievel Museum

    Topeka, Kansas

    World's largest collection of Evelabilia. See the iconic Skycycle X-2, and a display of Evel's x-rays.

  • The Big Well

    The Big Well

    Greensburg, Kansas

    World's Largest Hand-Dug Well, the World's Largest Pallasite Meteorite, and a museum about Greensburg's destruction in a 2007 mega-tornado.

  • Crime Doctor and Death Car Memorabilia

    Crime Doctor and Death Car Memorabilia

    Abilene, Kansas

    See the mementos (not the Death Car) of The Crime Doctor, who pioneered the earliest days of Bonnie and Clyde Death Car exploitation.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • World's Largest Ball of Twine

    World's Largest Ball of Twine

    Cawker City, Kansas

    The late Frank Stoeber's giant twine ball continues to grow under the supervision of Cawker City residents.

  • The Garden of Eden

    The Garden of Eden

    Lucas, Kansas

    Weird home of folk art and political statements; the late Sam Dinsmoor can be viewed in the back yard.

  • Grassroots Art Center

    Grassroots Art Center

    Lucas, Kansas

    The "visionary" artists of the U.S. have their own space in Lucas, with sculptures made from aluminum can pull-tabs and portraits made from wads of chewing gum.

  • Famous Gunfighters Wax Museum

    Famous Gunfighters Wax Museum

    Dodge City, Kansas

    Wax versions of notorious villains and lawmen from the wild west -- Jesse James, Wyatt Earp -- along with the Wolfman, Dracula, LBJ and JFK. Unchanged since the mid-1960s.

  • Strataca: Underground Salt Museum

    Strataca: Underground Salt Museum

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    Museum transports visitors 65 stories below ground to tour vast salt galleries.

  • Cosmosphere

    Cosmosphere

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    Second only to The Smithsonian in space artifacts -- see Cosmonaut cast-offs, Nazi ballistics, and American moon diapers.

  • Dorothy's House and Land of Oz

    Dorothy's House and Land of Oz

    Liberal, Kansas

    Real-life Dorothys give tours. Plot points of the film are colorfully recreated and midget Munchkin mannequins are everywhere.

  • Political Art of M.T. Liggett

    Political Art of M.T. Liggett

    Mullinville, Kansas

    Sculptures blown by the winds of politics, this Kansas man's viewpoint is writ in metal and bile. But he's not mad.

  • Subterra Castle: Missile Silo Home

    Subterra Castle: Missile Silo Home

    Shawnee County, Kansas

    Defunct nuclear missile complexes are 20th century castles, according to the 21st century couple who live in this one.

  • Truckhenge

    Truckhenge

    Topeka, Kansas

    A distorted Stonehenge, but also a playful poke at bureaucrats.

  • Oz Museum

    Oz Museum

    Wamego, Kansas

    Thousands of Wizard of Oz artifacts help cement the everlasting association of over-the-rainbow and Kansas.

  • Big Brutus

    Big Brutus

    West Mineral, Kansas

    Big Brutus, a humongous earth mover, stands where it died and is now a tourist attraction.

  • Dalton Defenders Museum

    Dalton Defenders Museum

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    Coffeyville remembers the day that the Dalton Gang rode into town to rob two banks, and got shot full of holes by an irate citizenry.

  • He Killed Lincoln's Killer, Then Lived In A Hole

    He Killed Lincoln's Killer, Then Lived In A Hole

    Concordia, Kansas

    Soldier Boston Corbett shot John Wilkes Booth. Later, this hole was his home.

  • That Grow a Beard Abe! Town

    That Grow a Beard Abe! Town

    Delphos, Kansas

    Abe Lincoln's insistent Grow-a-Beard girl lived here, but Delphos has greater claims to fame...

  • La Salsa Muffler Man

    La Salsa Muffler Man

    Dodge City, Kansas

    Commissioned by movie star Dennis Hopper, La Salsa Man is a customized caricatured Mexican based on a California Muffler Man. Donated to Dodge City 2010, erected 2016, removed 2017, next locale TBD.

  • World's Largest Easel

    World's Largest Easel

    Goodland, Kansas

    A giant replica painting on a giant steel easel -- Van Gogh sunflowers for the Sunflower State.

  • Valeda The Talking Transparent Woman

    Valeda The Talking Transparent Woman

    Halstead, Kansas

    A life-size see-through plastic model explains her anatomy and the mysteries of life.

  • Comanche, Little Bighorn Survivor

    Comanche, Little Bighorn Survivor

    Lawrence, Kansas

    Comanche was the last U.S. Army survivor of Custer's Last Stand. He was the most famous horse in America, even after was dead and stuffed.

  • The Smithalo

    The Smithalo

    Longford, Kansas

    60 tons, stands on a hilltop. A personal monument to the American buffalo that was built by Ray Omar Smith, far from the normal tourist routes.

  • Bowl Plaza: America's Most Artistic Giant Toilet

    Bowl Plaza: America's Most Artistic Giant Toilet

    Lucas, Kansas

    The building is shaped like a toilet tank, the benches in front of the building are curved like a toilet seat, and the sidewalk in front undulates like an unspooled toilet roll.

  • Johnny Kaw, Bigger Than Bunyan

    Johnny Kaw, Bigger Than Bunyan

    Manhattan, Kansas

    Instead of chopping trees, giant Johnny mows down acres of wheat with his super scythe.

  • Rock City

    Rock City

    Minneapolis, Kansas

    A strange field of strange boulders -- 200 sandstone concretions -- and a popular stop to wear out children.

  • Home of Beautiful Women, Hot and Cold Water Towers

    Home of Beautiful Women, Hot and Cold Water Towers

    Pratt, Kansas

    Take a photo of Pratt's famous "Hot" and "Cold" water towers, then see a historical exhibit on Pratt's heritage of beauty queens.

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