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.

How a Nap Spreads Positivity

Whether you’re working a night shift, all day in the hot sun or from 9-to-5 in a cubicle, a simple 10-minute nap could make the difference between being a happy, positive person or being down in the dumps. Spread a little love throughout your life by being kind to yourself. If everyone took a nap everyday, the world might be a little better. Here’s three ways a nap can help you be happier:

Lifts your spirits—As a child, you would get cranky if you hadn’t napped. Well, it’s not much different as an adult. Our mood sours, and we become lethargic if we don’t rest the body and mind. Treat yourself to a nap.

Increases creativity—Scientists have found that creativity is more fluid after being rejuvenated by a nap. More creative ideas leads to positive solutions and positive life outlooks. Spread positivity through an essential nap.

Zaps stress—A mini-vacation can be attained by a simple 10-minute nap. If you feel happy, that’ll breed happiness in your home, work and overall life. If you are joyful, then life surrounds you with warm cheeriness.