Fick Fossil & History Museum


700 W. 3rd Street
Oakley, KS 67748

700 W. 3rd
Oakley, KS 67748


The Fick Fossil & History Museum is home to many world-class fossils including the bones of the oldest documented mosasaur skull in the world, a Tylosaurus Proriger, a 30-foot marine reptile found in the Horse Thief Canyon of Gove County. Donated by the Bird Family and prepared by Mike Everhart. Enjoy exhibits detailing the Smoky Hill Trail, Kansas Pacific Depot, and sod house that was built in 1975 by the Oakley FFA Chapter as their centennial project.  We have thousands of fossils and unique folk art of Vi and Earnest Fick, benefactors of the Fick Fossil & History Museum. A Xiphactinus Audax, a 15 foot-long prehistoric fish found locally by renowned paleontologist George F. Sternberg. The story of the John German family massacre. It also houses a general store, a creamery and military display. A replica of Oakley's 1886 Union Pacific Railroad depot which burned in 1940. And a historical picture display featuring over 1,000 photographs. 

The museum is free of charge but we do accept donations!! 


Labor Day to Memorial Day   9:00 am ~ 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm Monday ~ Friday and Saturdays  9:00 am ~ 3:00 pm

Memorial Day to Labor Day   9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm   Monday ~ Friday and Saturdays  9:00 am ~ 3:00 pm

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Reed, Jodee Director 785-671-4839  
Clark, Ruth Assistant Director 785-671-4839  
Ellegood, Donnette Museum Aide 785-671-4839