There’s no charge to visit one of the state’s most impressive locally-owned museums, Smoky Hill Museum Smoky Hill Museum. A nationally accredited regional history museum, the facility is beautifully designed and highly educational. There are instructions on how to build a log cabin or tepee, and an old-fashioned mercantile whose shelves are stocked from floor to ceiling. Because the Smoky Hills region lies at the crossroads of this country’s grasslands-rich heartland, it has long been an attractive spot for grazing animals as well as for humans. So the Museum’s primary exhibit Crossroads of the Heartland, locals and visitors receive a glimpse of people, places and events that have shaped this area – from business and transportation to daily culture. Open on Tuesday through Friday afternoons, and on Saturdays, this is a wonderful spot to wander in wonder.