History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Admire what history has taught us thus far with today’s Groupon: for $4, you get admission (up to a $9 value) to the Museum of World Treasures in Old Town.
The Museum of World Treasures lets adults ($9 value), seniors ($8 value), and kids 4–12 ($7 value) brush up on their history with three floors of exciting exhibits and artifacts. After striding into the museum’s brick-faced edifice, stay-at-home time travelers are whisked to the first floor, where they can Lindy-Hop through the Ancient Civilizations gallery, bring Egyptian mummies back to life both figuratively and literally, touch a 4.5-ton piece of the Berlin Wall, and take turns riding a 40-foot-long T. rex skeleton named Ivan. On the second floor, explore the President’s Gallery—which displays interesting items such as a lock of George Washington’s hair and the signatures of the first 43 American presidents—as well as jewelry, swords, beer koozies, and signatures from European royalty dating back to the 12th century. The third floor plays host to a swarm of sports artifacts and pop culture treasures such as the pearls Lucy wore to greet Ricky at the door in an episode of I Love Lucy, and the pitchfork used by the Scarecrow to kill Frankenstein in The Wizard of Oz. The American Frontier exhibit, meanwhile, includes a 34-star flag that was accidentally produced when the fledgling country was still composed of 63 states.
Originally situated downtown when it opened in 2001, the Museum of World Treasures eventually moved to its current location at the Farm and Art Market in nearby Old Town, where it labors to keep an unforgettable wormhole to the past open for curious visitors. Along with your Groupon, make sure you bring along your museum map to prevent getting accidentally locked in at night and having to suffer through a bland Hollywood family movie.
Tax not included. Children three and under get in free.
Five TripAdvisors give the Museum of World Treasures an average of four stars:
- The museum founder and curator was our personal tour guide. He was engaging, funny, very knowledgeable and made the excellent museum even better. – scrapbookingmom11
- If you happen to be in the Wichita area, it's worth a few hours (or more) to stop in and see these rare and exciting artifacts. – A TripAdvisor Member from Kingman, KS
- It is truly amazing and a must see for anyone who love [sic] museums and for those who don't. – A TripAdvisor Member from Alton, IL
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