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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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  • Love this place! Learned so much from this. We are truly thankful for all that you have collected and shared with us. 
    Love this place! Learned so much from this. We are truly thankful for all that you have collected and shared with us.  more »
  • This was an amazing treasure to find in Wichita! I was truly amazed at the amount of exhibits and history this museum covers. From prehistoric to modern day, it was quite comprehensive! It was... 
    This was an amazing treasure to find in Wichita! I was truly amazed at the amount of exhibits and history this museum covers. From prehistoric to modern day, it was quite comprehensive! It was...  more »
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  • Very nice museum, was actually way better than we were expecting. There was also quite a bit of interactive things for the kids to do in addition to more adult oriented displays with reading that the kid sometimes run out of patients for. Overall a great experience highly recommend it even with kids around 7 & 8 will really enjoy it
  • 3 stories of historical displays! Displays range from prehistoric to more modern day!! I don't think you can see it all in one day. Such a wide range of historical displays that everyone will find something that interests them!! The tour is self guided, so everyone can determine their own pace.

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