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Oakley, Kansas

Oakley, Kansas

Welcome to Oakley--the Crossroads of the High Plains. You're invited to spend some time with us--and to relive our rich history, experience our scenic beauty, and enjoy a wide variety of recreational opportunities. In addition, you'll find attractive accommodations and food to satisfy any appetite to add the perfect touch to your say in Oakley. And, we're easy to find from the east or west on U.S. Interstate 70 or north and south on U.S. Highway 83.

Our history reflects the Old West. The Oakley townsite was laid out by David Hoag in 1884 and named after his mother, Elizabeth Oakley Gardner-Hoag. Oakley is the county seat of Logan County.

Another integral part of our history can be found in the Fick Fossil and History Museum, listed among the 25 Great Museums in the U.S.

Recreation abounds in the area with a challenging 9-hole, grass greens golf course and municipal swimming pool. The area also has superb upland game bird (pheasant, quail) hunting.


Logan County has 10,259 acres of walk-in hunting.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Fick Fossil & Historical Museum

Oakley's Fick Fossil and Historical Museum is listed among the 25 Great Museums in the U.S. Local fossils, a general store, fine antiques, a sod house, artifacts from Fort Monument, and over 1,500 photographs makes this museum both entertaining and educational.

Oakley, KS Museums

Prairie Dog Town

Prairie Dog Town began as a hobby 30 years ago, with a pet coyote named "Missy", a pet badger named, "Badge" and a bobcat named "Shasta"

Oakley, KS Wildlife Refuges

Monument Rocks

Just 26 miles south of Oakley stand the Smoky Pyramids or Monument Rocks, the first national natural landmark in Kansas. These chalk formations are sediment remains of ancient marine life up to 200 million years old.

Oakley, KS Natural Attractions

Oakley Country Club

We have a challenging nine-hole, grass greens golf course where you can play anytime.

Oakley, KS Golf Courses

Logan County Lake

The 75 acre lake does become periodically dry during low rainfall seasons. There are boat ramps, camping, and picnic areas.

Oakley, KS Recreation

Things to do near Oakley, KS

Last Indian Raid

Rawlins County was the site of the Last Indian Raid in Kansas, October 1, 1878. It was a raid carried out by Cheyenne Indians...

Cherry Creek Encampment

This site features a memorial to the Cheyenne Indian survivors of the Sand Creek Massacre on November 29, 1864. Created by a ...

Trail Rides

The historic Butterfield Trail is a popular trail that people still use for trail rides today. The Butterfield Overland Dispa...