Learn about Dickinson County’s famous former residents from C.L. Brown, whose telephone company eventually became known as Sprint, to Abilene’s former town Marshal Wild Bill Hickok and Joseph McCoy who brought hundreds of thousands of cattle to Abilene in the 1860s making Abilene into a booming cowtown at the end of the Chisholm Trail.
Make sure to take a whirl on the 1901 C.W. Parker Carousel, believed to be the oldest operating Parker carousel in existence. The carousel is hand-carved featuring 24 horses and four chariots.
Thursday - Saturday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday - 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
For inquiries regarding guided tours and to make a reservation for your group, please contact the museum at:
Phone: (785) 263-2681
Museum & Carousel
Adults ages 15-61: $8 museum, $4 carousel ride
Adults ages 62 and older:$7 museum, $4 carousel ride
Children ages 2-14: $4 includes ride on the carousel
Children under age 2: Free admission includes carousel ride with one paid adult carousel ticket
$3 per student (includes ride on the carousel)
Free admission for 1 teacher and 1 para per class ($3 each to ride the carousel)
$5 each for extra adults (Plus $3 each for a carousel ride)
Group Rate (must be a group of 10 or more adults)
$5 per adult museum
$4 to ride the carousel