Neodesha, Kansas: Norman No.1 Oil Well and Museum

67-foot-high replica derrick built in 1961 was placed on site of big 1892 oil discovery -- conveniently right next to a highway. Museum covers local history, oil industry, clowns, WPA doll collection, medical and dental instruments.

Norman 1 Oil Well Museum

Address:
106 S 1st St., Neodesha, KS
Directions:
Northeast corner of Mill/US Hwy 75 and First St.
Phone:
620-325-5316
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Norman No.1 Oil Well and Museum

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Norman No. 1 Oil Well and Museum

The Norman No. 1 Oil Well is in Neodesha. It is an important part of history. Our atlas had it, so we stopped and really enjoyed the well and the museum.

[Ted Taylor, 08/30/2014]

Oil was discovered in blacksmith T. J. Norman's garden in 1892, site of the "First Commercial Oil Well in the Mid-Continent Oil Field."


Nearby Offbeat Places

Dinosaurs, Nursery Rhyme scenesDinosaurs, Nursery Rhyme scenes, Independence, KS - 12 mi.
First Pro Night Baseball GameFirst Pro Night Baseball Game, Independence, KS - 12 mi.
Mini Statue of LibertyMini Statue of Liberty, Independence, KS - 13 mi.
In the region:
Mini Statue of Liberty, Coffeyville, KS - 26 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights Trip Planner

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America iPhone app
Roadside Presidents iPhone app

Kansas Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Maxie, the World's Largest Goose, Sumner, Missouri (Apr 12-18, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now