High Plains Museum Goodland
Where are we going today?
History is amazing! Not only are there so many stories to be told, but there are so many to be told from just right under your feet! The High Plains Museum is a fascinating experience where the family can be taken through the last century of Northwest Kansas.
The people of Western Kansas are descendants of the solider, the farmer, the homesteader, the Native American, the teacher, the entrepreneur....they are stories of real people who walked the same ground your family is walking now!
The past 100 years are presented and preserved in the High Plains Museum ready for your family to experience!
The museum features amazing objects in both temporary and permanent exhibits. In fact, there are over 8,000 objects in the entire collection - so there is much to see!
The museum really enables all adventurers and history buffs to discover this rich history of Sherman County, as well as places beyond it's limits.
What's also fun about the High Plains Museum is there are various educational activities which you can download from the site before you go, then try and complete scavenger hunts around the local area! What a cool idea!
Make sure you check out the exhibits which are changing too, to make sure you don't miss out. There are some pretty amazing ones, like when they celebrate Kansas Day and you can build your own Kansas Structure, listen to stories of the state and go on your own scavenger hunt!
So if you LOVE history, especially local history, then the High Plains Museum might be right up your alley!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
Monday, Wed to Sat: 9am - 5pm. June to August only: Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Closed Tuesdays and major holidays.
It's a great experience for kids to learn all about history. Give them a call to arrange a group tour and see what they can do for you! .
It's worth packing yourself some snacks and water for your time at the museum so you can keep that energy up when you're learning! .
Any Top Tips?
The museum is free but they love donations so they can continue the amazing work they do! .
Doing our bit
The mission of the museum is to educate, promote and instil an appreciation of the Western Kansas High Plains heritage through it's collection. It's a great education! .
Need a little extra help?
If you do have mobility difficulties, then just give them a call before hand to see what accessibility there is. .
Why not volunteer if you live in the area! It's great to get the community supporting the history. .