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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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  • This museum is a mini version of the Great London King's College Museum. Very wide variety of topics, everything exquisitely described in detail. It's a place that should be visited over several... 
    This museum is a mini version of the Great London King's College Museum. Very wide variety of topics, everything exquisitely described in detail. It's a place that should be visited over several...  more »
  • This place would get 100 stars if possible! What a tremendous collection of remarkable history. Absolutely something for everyone to enjoy and be fascinated. I particularly loved the musical items... 
    This place would get 100 stars if possible! What a tremendous collection of remarkable history. Absolutely something for everyone to enjoy and be fascinated. I particularly loved the musical items...  more »
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  • Lots to see. Very up with the feel of other museums of this type. 3 floors with an elevator. The kids loved the play area at the top floor. My husband and I want to come back without kids so we can read more on the exhibits. I've lived in Wichita for 35 years and had never been here. I had no idea it was such a neat place!
  • This is a great museum. What it lacks in size it makes up for in content. I loved the Egyptian and Roman segments. My son loved the fossils and dinosaurs. There are even real mummies and a shrunken head. Most of what i enjoyed was on the first floor. Second floor was mainly war related and not much on the third floor. Nice gift shop. It was well worth the visit

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