Scavenger Hunt

February 1 – March 31, 2023

The Buffalo Bill Cultural Center is hosting a scavenger hunt.  This is a great way for your family to explore our area museums and attractions.  It’s free to participate.  Just pick up your scavenger booklet at the cultural center and complete your hunt by March 31st.  Visit at least […]

Western Kansas Discoveries Display

On Display
December, 2022

New display features a poster of the Fossils of Kansas by the Kansas Geological Survey/The University of Kansas.  Our display showcases quartz and calcite rocks along with wood fossil and oyster shell fossil specimens all found in Kansas and collected by Chuck Bonner and Barbara Shelton of the Keystone Gallery. 

The map of […]

Art Around Town

August 18, 2022
Downtown Oakley offers some great outdoor photo ops to remember your visit.  The Jamboree grocery store’s mural covers two walls and tells some of the history or our town and conveys the pioneering spirit of those who settled the plains in the 1800’s – depicted by the Plainsmen school mascot.  The Monument […]

Oakley Post Card Contest

May 8, 2022
New Oakley Postcard – Facebook Contest

We had a Facebook Contest asking for pictures to help us with our new Oakley postcard that will be available in our giftshop.  Our agriculture/rural theme focusing on “sights” rather than “sites” brought many great submissions from our area Facebook followers.   Six photos were selected for our […]

Monument Station Display

April 19, 2022  
On Display

Here in Logan County, Kansas we tell the story of the “Legendary Hunt” that took place in the spring of 1868 between Bill Cody and Bill Comstock where William F. Cody thereafter became forever known as “Buffalo Bill”.  Our lobby features Buffalo Bill with our favorite bison – Fred. This is […]

Oakley Hosts the State & National Cornhusking Contest

October 20, 2022

Here is a photo gallery of the weekend events featuring the Kansas State & National Cornhusking Contest hosted in Oakley by the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center.

Thank you to all our sponsors who made this event possible – Kansas Corn Growers, Oakley Area Tourism, Dane G. Hansen Foundation, The Logan County Community Foundation, […]

2019 Corn Maze Open through Halloween

Sept 2019
Oakley Corn Maze Open!
The Corn Maze at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center is open daily from dawn till dusk.  Come and bring the whole family.

The maze is located in the cornfield just north of the sculpture.  Enter under the big archway.  The maze is free, but a clever corn ear donation box will […]

2019 Giant Clam Shell Display

  Giant Clam Shell Fossil on loan from Keystone Gallery
This fossil was found, collected and prepared by Chuck Bonner, Keystone Gallery.   

Plateceramus (pla- tee-ser’-a-mus) clams are covered with small fossil oysters, ostrea congesta. Since the ancient inland sea was silt covered, the oysters used the large clams as a stable attachment surface.

This beautiful clam […]

On Permanent Display

Permanent Displays
Sheridan, End of the Track – Lobby Display
Oil by artist Chuck Bonner, Keystone Gallery.  Read the story about the 1868 “wickedest town in the west”: Sheridan-Lawless City of the Plains (from the Kansas Territorial magazine).  Listen to the Story “Hidden History – The Ghost Town of Sheridan Kansas 1868”.     
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West […]

Annie Oakley Comes to Life at the BBCC on July 26th

July 26, 2016 

Tuesday, July 26th   5:30 – 7:30 pm
The Buffalo Bill Cultural Center / 3083 US Hwy 83 / Oakley, Kansas
We are excited to host  author and Interactive Public Speaker, Charlotte Endorf as she presents Annie Oakley -“Always On Target”.  Her presentation will include a book signing of her newly released piece. The […]