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Pratt, KS 67124 US
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The Pratt County Historical Society was founded in 1968, and dedicated to the preservation of the history of Pratt County, Kansas and the surrounding area. In 1973 the Society was able to purchase the building at 112 N. Main, to house their new museum. After much renovation, they finally opened in 1975. It became necessary to begin looking for a larger building, after only a few years in this location. Blanche Fincham-Taylor bequeathed the Society half interest in four quarters of land, with instructions that the proceeds from the sale of the land be used to acquire a new building for the museum, in memory of her parents. After the sale, by auction, in April of 1980, the hunt began for a building to be converted into a museum. During this time, the Independent Lumber Company at 208 S. Ninnescah in Pratt, went out of business. In June 1981, the Society purchased the building and began the task of making it into a museum for all to enjoy. On January 22, 1984, even though it was only partially finished, the museum officially opened with the celebration of Pratt's centennial. Warren Taylor, stepson of Blanche Fincham-Taylor, and past president of the Historical Society, announced "And, so I dedicate this museum in memory of Edward and Emma Fincham, Pratt County pioneers." Nearly twenty five years later, the museum is now a 24,000 square foot building full of the rich history of Pratt County and its early day pioneers, along with displays that take one into the late 1900's.
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Located at the operations office of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, about 2 miles east of Pratt and 1 mile south of US-54 on SE 25th Ave. (K-64) Open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, except for holidays. Free admission Discover the wildlife of Kansas. Numerous displays, dioramas, along with large aquariums and live animal exhibits provide close encounters with the native birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles of Kansas. The "winter" diorama offers a glimpse of how wildlife deals with the snow and cold of Kansas winters. The grassland diorama depicts the three grasslands (short, mixed and tall) of Kansas and the wildlife common to each region; including the rare black-footed ferret. The Pratt Hatchery consists of 87 culture ponds and two concrete raceways. Fish species raised include walleye, wiper (white bass/striped bass hybrid),sauger, saugeye (walleye/sauger hybrid), largemouth bass, channel catfish, and bluegill. Brood fish and forage fish are maintained in the ponds. Group tours are available April through June by appointment. Education programs, Nature trail nearby (Green Nature Trail) Exhibits, Live animal displays, Fishing (in small pond across the street)
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Our Memorial is dedicated to the B-29 Crews who trained at Pratt Army Air Field and US Military Veterans from all military branches who served in WWII.
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Kansas Inn of Pratt offers great rooms at competitive rates. Located near the popular Pratt County Historical Museum and Pratt Fish Hatchery you will find plenty to do whether you are traveling for business or pleasure. We are pleased to offer our travelers 24 Hour Desk, HBO, and Ice/Vending Machine.

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