This place is one of the best Museum's that Wichita has to offer. You can spend hours inside looking at each and everything. Giver yourself at least 3 hours time to visit the whole place.
First floor: Exhibits the Ancient World, beginning with the 'Age of the Dinosaurs'. Over a dozen actual fossils including a very dramatic battling dinosaur display on a cliff, an authentic Triceratops and a huge killer Tyrannosaur Albertosaurus.
Dont miss the treasures from Egypt, Greece and Rome. You will see Ancient weapons, 2 Royal Egyptian mummies and much more!
Second Floor: Hall of Presidents, Hall of Royals, and of course the Hall of Military!
You will see some royal gold jewelry, swords, coins. The Hall of Presidents is filled with treasures from colonial America to the present, and shows actual autographs and pictures of all 43 American Presidents, and yes, even a lock of George Washington's hair!
Third Floor please: From famous people to Wichita's famous people!
Mon-Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm
Extended Hours Available For Group Events
CLOSED: Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Children Under 4 Are FREE! (well worth the money and the time!!!)
On December 14, 2001 we visited the Mueseum of Ancient Treasures. We had a marvelous time there. It is one of finest museums I have been to. They had fossils, mummies, art works from every ancient culture you can think of, and so many more things. Visit the web site at www.ancienttreasures.org to get a better idea of all the incredible things you will see in the museum.
This museum is privately owned. The man in the photograph with Becky is Dr. Jon K. Kardtatzke one of the owners and also the museum director. We happened to meet him in the museum gift shop. This fine gentleman is very knowledgeable and proud of the items in his museum. He gave us some thing of a personalized tour. He even let us touch things we would normally look at behind glass in other museums. I hope you will go to this wonderful place and that you are lucky enough to meet this fine man.
One more ancient treasure... Ooops. That is Becky. She is my treasure. Beside her in the case are the golden royal crown jewels of Bali.
The Museum of Ancient Treasures is so great I could not resist adding a couple of more photos here from it.