The Oakley area offers attractions worth visiting time and time again. Centrally located between Denver and Topeka, off I-70 at exits 70 and 76, and highways U.S. 83 and U.S. 40, Oakley is in the heart of northwest Kansas and a convenient stop whether you are going east or west, north or south.
Hotels, Motels, and RV Camping available.
Oakley sits at the midpoint of Kansas' first designated historic byway. The byway covers 102 miles of natural and human history from prehistoric times to the settling of the plains. The historic sites and museums weave a tale of westward expansion into the Wild West of legend, where American Indians hunted bison, pioneers trekked and cowboys roamed the vast and beautiful prairie. Maps and information about all the sites along the byway are available on the Western Vistas Historic Byway website.
Buses, organizations, clubs, families and groups of all size are welcome.
Please call Oakley Tourism at 785.671.1000 to assist your trip planning or book your visit.
Festival Activities for the whole Family
Kids Corn Decorating Contest * Corn Toss Contest * Corn pile money dig * Learn to hand husk! * Corn wagon rides
Food and craft vendors - Saturday evening banquet open to public w/entertainment by Peterson Farm Brothers - Tickets available Sept 15
Oakley Area Attractions on the Western Vistas Historic Byway
INDOOR ATTRACTIONS ARE CLOSED THROUGH APRIL 30
THE BUFFALO BILL SCULPTURE, SMOKY VALLEY RANCH HIKING TRAILS, MONUMENT ROCKS & LITTLE JERUSALEM BADLANDS STATE PARK ARE OPEN
Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park
Smoky Valley Ranch hiking trails at The Nature Conservancy
Rocks, Fossils, Railroad History, Local History, and more!
Butterfield Trail Museum features local history, fossils and history of the Smoky Hill Trail.
Buffalo Bill Monumental Bronze Sculpture
Keystone Gallery features fossils and art
Buffalo Bill Cultural & Visitor Center
Monument Rocks, Kansas' Natural National Monument known locally as the "chalk pyramids"