Russell, Kansas


Oil Patch Museum


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Oil Patch Museum Oil Patch Russell is a place to see, feel and learn about oil, the "Black Gold" that fuels man's imagination, as well as his machines. The story of the people and events that make up the history of oil in this area will come alive at Oil Patch Russell.

Whether you are a youngster eager to explore a new subject or an experienced oil person looking to relive old memories, you will catch the spirit of oil at Oil Patch Russell.

Tour the museum building and learn the story of the Lucky Seven and the drilling of the Carrie Oswald #1, the first discovery well drilled in Russell County in 1923.

Walk through an actual oil storage tank and study the geology, drilling and production and transportation exhibits. Take the outdoor walking tour and view cable tool drilling rigs, rotary drilling rigs, pulling units, steam engines and pump jacks.

The spirit of Oil is alive at Oil Patch Russell.


Admission: $2.00 Suggested Donation
Hours: SUMMER HOURS: June 1 - August 31, Monday thru Sunday, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
By Appointment year round.
Address: Junction I-70 & U.S. 281
Phone: 785-483-3637

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