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High Plains Museum

1717 Cherry Avenue


The mission of the High Plains Museum is to promote, educate, and instill an appreciation of our Western Kansas High Plains heritage through the collection, preservation, exhibition, and educational interpretation of the objects, culture, and ideas representative of Goodland and Sherman County history.

About the Museum:

We are the people of Western Kansas, descendants of the Native American, the soldier, homesteader, the farmer, the railroader, the teacher, and the entrepreneur. Our stories, beginning over 100 years ago, continue and are presented and preserved through the efforts of the High Plains Museum.

Established in 1959, the High Plains Museum is a local history museum located near downtown Goodland, Kansas. Owned and operated by the City of Goodland, the High Plains Museum features objects from its collection of over 8,000 objects that represent its over one hundred years of Northwestern Kansas history. The High Plains Museum enables adventurers of all ages to discover the rich history of Sherman County.


Dafna Revah

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017

Lots of things to see even in the small space. The staff is nice and museum seems well kept. The visiting exhibit and permanent exhibit was perfect for a 20 minute stop. I'd definitely recommend this place if you're looking for an interesting stop along your I-70 route.

Clifford Petry

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

I love this place it is a great opportunity to see Sherman County historical events.

Peg Gar

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

Nice museum. My grandson enjoys seeing the old cameras and they have a rotating display in the front area. Lots of local stuff to see.

Diane Maples

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017

we came sat at 9:10 and no one there. hours of operation were posted to open at 9. drove 12 hrs...DON'T bother to waste time going if they aren't open when the posted hrs say they are

Sara Berryherren

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Always have fun things to do for kiddos

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