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Museum of World Treasures, Wichita

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The Museum of World Treasures is a world history museum in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Among the many items on display are Tyrannosaurus, Daspletosaurus, and Tylosaurus specimens (Including "Ivan the T. rex"), Egyptian mummies, signatures of all the American presidents, a section of the Berlin Wall, the Scarecrow's pitchfork from The Wizard of Oz (1939), and the scalp of George A. Custer's nephew, Henry Armstrong Reed, removed by Native Americans at the Custer's Last Stand. The Museum of World Treasures is not limited to a particular aspect of history, but has opted to display an extremely diverse collection representing many different fields of interest and a wide range of subjects. This museum is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, but is not accredited by the organization.HistoryThe museum first opened as the Museum of Ancient Treasures on April 22, 2001, at the Garvey Building in Downtown Wichita. The bulk of the exhibits was originally from the collection of the museum's founder, Dr. Jon Kardatzke. As the Museum of Ancient Treasures began to attract more visitors, it asserted its dedication to serving and educating the community of Wichita. In the process, the museum began to attract more lifetime collectors who shared Kardatzke's passion for history; realizing the scope and aim of the museum, the collectors were honored to display their collections there.
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  • Great well laid out museum in an old warehouse setting. They do have elevators to the 2nd and 3rd floors. The displays were well captioned and there were several hands on learning places for kids.  more »
  • Within walking distance of hotel! Very interesting displays! My family and I enjoyed it very much! Family friendly!  more »
  • Loved it!! Great time here!! Absolutely loved stopping here with the family last weekend for Customer Appreciation Day! Got in for half price for our party of 5. The 3 year old was free. The kids and my husband and I had a blast seeing all the dinosaur fossils, world relics-along with participating in all the extra activities the museum staff had going on for the kids. There was a farmers market going on outside which was super cool. They had this really cool kids play area on the 3rd floor that was super nice, especially for my 3 year old who had to refrain from touching everything. It was nice to go up there and let her run around to play and touch and to get away from all the stimulation of the museum. The entire area surrounding the museum is awesome! Very urban, reminds me of NY, loved being so close to additional shops, boutiques and restaurants. Will definitely recommend to anyone with kids/families. Something all ages of the group can enjoy. Will definitely be returning!!
  • Amazing eclectic collections. I loved the variety of articles they had on display which included hometown heroes such as a WW II and Korean War fighter pilot to General George Custer's underware along with mummies and dinosaur bones. Great place to explore with kids. Their scavenger hunt for different ages is a great way to keep kids engaged.

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