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.
Oakley Area Attractions on the Western Vistas Historic Byway
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Butterfield Trail Museum features local history, fossils and history of the Smoky Hill Trail.