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.

Participate in Small Business Saturday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up, but did you know that Small Business Saturday is a nationally-recognized holiday? Support your local businesses by shopping in your community on Saturday. 93 percent of Americans believe it’s important to support local businesses. Take a break from national chain stores and visit the local brick and mortar shop. Here are just a few quick reasons why shopping locally will help your community:

Less crowds—Every year, there are stories of people being injured during Black Friday. Don’t let that happen to you; sleep in and wait until Saturday to do your holiday shopping. Casually browse local stores to find those special holiday gifts.

One-of-a-kind items—Big-box stores may have everything you possibly need, but do they have that “something special?” Give personal holiday gifts by shopping locally and finding one-of-a-kind items. Whether it’s handmade or fairly traded, support ethical shopping and finding a meaningful gift.

Stimulate local economy—Shopping locally greatly stimulates the economy and enhances the standard of living. Did you know that on average, $73 of every $100 spent at a small business stays in the local economy? Every dollar counts.

Create relationships—Becoming friends with a store owner is a great feeling. You become invested in the shop and in their life. You share silly stories about your family and friends while perusing items. It’s a unique experience you’ll find at a small business, not at a supercenter.