Annie Oakley Park
Annie Oakley Park means family fun. Romp in the playground, stroll through the lighted trail, relax in the gazebo, or enjoy a picnic in one of the many shelters. Anytime of year enjoy the new 9 hole flying disc golf course. Annie Oakley Park is located on East Fifth Street with ample parking on the west and east sides of the park.
Bertrand City Park
Nestled between the Memorial Garden to the north and the Fick Fossil Museum and Oakley City Library on the south is Bertrand City Park. Walk along the .37 mile lighted walking trail viewing the scenery or enjoy a picnic. There is a wonderful playground in the southeast corner of the park and an outdoor basketball court near the center. You may park along Cherry Avenue anywhere between Third and Fifth Streets.
Oakley Pool (785)-671-3966
The cool pool at Annie Oakley Park is located at 5th Street and Price Avenue and was built in 1997. The pool opens on Memorial Day weekend and is open until Labor Day. This pool offers fun for all ages and includes four water-slides, a diving board and zero-depth entry. There is also a children's pool on site which provides a safe environment for younger swimmers. You can visit the pool from 1-5 pm every day of the week. The pool is also open for public swimming and private parties on some evenings.
The Palace Community Theater shows movies each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening, as well as occasional special events. The Palace features first run movies and reasonably priced concessions. For current show times and up coming movies, visit their website www.palacetheatreoakley.com.
The Oakley Municipal Golf Course & Country Club (785) 672-3081
The 9-hole course features 3,002 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. The course rating is 68.0 and it has a slope rating of 105. It features fast greens and water is in play on 3 holes. The golf course and country club are open to the public.
The museum houses replicas of Oakley’s first Depot, a sod house, Prather’s Creamery, and Oakley’s General Store. The museum also houses a large, impressive collection of rocks and minerals from the Oakley area and around the world including the remains of ancient tombs! Among its more than 11,000 sharks teeth and many fossils there is the world’s oldest known mosasaur fossil, a 15 foot Xiphactinus Audax prepared by well-known fossil-hunter George Sternberg, and other rare fossils. Winter Hours (Labor Day-Memorial Day): Monday - Saturday 9am to 12pm & 1pm to 5pm Summer Hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day): Monday – Saturday 9am to 5pm & Sundays 1pm to 5pm Closed Holidays
Buffalo Bill Sculpture (785) 671-1000
The Buffalo Bill sculpture, just west of 2nd St. and US-83, is one of the "8 Wonders of Kansas Art". The twice life-size bronze sculpture commemorates the 1868 contest between William F. Cody and William Comstock where the winner earned the name “Buffalo Bill”. Read the story boards, listen to the radio story recounting the historical contest, and take pictures in the Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull cut out figures. When visiting the sculpture, be sure to stop in the Buffalo Bill Cabin Gift Shop.
Prairie Dog Town (785) 672-3100
Just four miles North of Oakley at the intersection of US-83 and I-70 is Prairie Dog Town. Home of the 8,000 pound Prairie Dog, this tourist attraction features more than 40 types of animals, many of which can be hand fed and petted. The gift shop features Kansas souvenirs, Indian jewelry, and stuffed toy animals.
High Plains Camping Putt-Putt (785) 672-3538
Enjoy 18 hole mini golf at High Plains Camping located on US Hwy 83 just south of I-70 off exit 70 across from Prairie Dog Town. Fun for the whole family.
Oakley's Family Fun Center 3531 US 40 (785) 671-3811
Bring the family for bowling, arcade games and fun food. Open Monday - Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday at 11 a.m.