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Fick Fossil and History Museum

700 West 3rd

The Fick Fossil and History Museum, which was established to showcase the Ficks family’s findings and artwork, allows you to walk through the history of Logan County. Visitors start in the Prehistoric era, amid sharks teeth and fossils and end walking the through replicas of the early boardwalks of Oakley during the Dust storms of the 1930’s. 

Most of the fossils in the museum were found within the vicinity of the Fick’s homestead near Oakley. Vi combined fossils and shells with oil painting to create one-of-a-kind artwork. These folk-art paintings are prominently featured in the museum.

The museum houses replicas of Oakley’s first Depot, a sod house, Prather’s Creamery, and Oakley’s General Store. The museum also houses a large, impressive collection of rocks and minerals from the Oakley area and around the world including the remains of ancient tombs!  Among its more than 11,000 sharks teeth and many fossils there is the world’s oldest known mosasaur fossil, a 15 foot Xiphactinus Audax prepared by well-known fossil-hunter George Sternberg, and other rare fossils.


Tammy Landis

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018
Wonderful little museum. My grandson and his class had an awesome time. We'll definitely go there again.

Michelle Ma

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
They pack a lot into this free museum?! There's cool local history, including photos, and amazing art made out of fossils! A gem.

Rick Bridges

Friday, May 25, 2018
Small local museum, free admission. Some very important fossils and a lot of pioneer and local Kansas history items. Some of these are a bit klitchy but still a very nice local museum. Very helpful staff.

Micah Usher

Friday, May 25, 2018
Really cool place full of interesting fossils and geological things! Great place to learn about the geologic history of the area + some of the cultural history as well. Would go again!

Donna Davis

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Only a couple miles off the highway. Oakley is a great resting stop. The museum was awesome. I really love the small town museums and history.

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