Welcome to the Smoky Hill Museum

Each time you visit the Smoky Hill Museum, a new story inspires you. Family and kid-friendly interactives, changing exhibits, and fun family activities are among the Museum's highlights - all free of charge. The Museum Store offers Kansas cards, wheat weaving, specialty-food items, toys and more.

Our Wonderful Sponsors

Special thanks go to our exhibit and case sponsors. The Museum is able to continue its strong exhibits and educational programming through their generosity. Interested in sponsoring an exhibit? Contact Kay Quinn at kay.quinn@salina.org.

Chili Cook-Off returns to the Street Fair

Chili Cook-Off returns to the Street Fair

The Chili Cook-Off is back by popular demand at this year’s Street Fair! Teams are invited to enter and compete in two categories: Texas Red and Anything Goes. The Street Fair takes place on Saturday, September 27 surrounding the Smoky Hill Museum at 211 W. Iron Avenue in downtown Salina.

First place prizes will be presented in each of the two categories along with a People’s Choice Award and Best Decorated Booth. Each entry can have a maximum of four people on their team. Each team needs to have a team captain and up to three assistants. For complete rules and regulations as well as an entry form, go to smokyhillmuseum.org and click on Street Fair.

The public is invited to grab a taste of all the entries for the price of a $5.00 wristband. Public taste testing will be from 11:30 am until prizes are awarded at 3:00 pm on the Main Stage. All proceeds will go to the Friends of the Smoky Hill Museum to help with the renovation of the children’s interactive area in the Museum.

The Street Fair takes place on Saturday, September 27 surrounding the Smoky Hill Museum at 211 W. Iron Avenue in downtown Salina.