Kansas Sports Museum

601 Southeast 36th Street
Newton, Kansas 67114
(316) 282-1518

Kansas Sports Museum Map

 

Kansas Sports Museum - Newton, Kansas

"Kansans on the Cover" display of Sports Illustrated Magazine's issues featuring every issue of the magazine with a Kansan on the cover.

The Kansas Sports Museum is a division of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame which was founded in 1961 as a part of the Kansas Centennial Celebration. But in 2010, the sports museum (including about 90% of the exhibits) moved from Wichita to a new larger facility in the Chisholm Trail shopping Center, just south of Newton, Kansas. The new building isn't as interesting as the lovely old building the museum occupied in Wichita's Old Town, but the new museum setting is spacious and light. 

The love of my life is much more of a Kansas sports fan than I am, and first dragged me to the Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. Our tour of the Kansas Sports Museum began with a 9 minute video highlighting Great Moments, Players and Coaches in Kansas sports history, which my companion thoroughly enjoyed. 

As we toured the rest of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, she kept pointing out exhibits devoted to Kansans like Lynette Woodard, Gale Sayers, James Naismith, and Wilt Chamberlain.

Depending on your level of interest, a visit to the Kansas Sports Museum should take from one to three hours. The Kansas Sports Museum is a must stop for alumni of Wichita State, Kansas State and the University of Kansas. 

Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
Kansas is called the "Cradle of Basketball"

Unversity of Kansas Jayhawks
The University of Kansas Jayhawks are 5 time national basketball champions 

Lynette Woodard
Lynette Woodard was born in Wichita and played basketball at the University of Kansas where she scored a total of
3,649 points in four years to set a record as the top scoring college woman basketball player in the history of the
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). She was the first woman to play for the Harlem Globetrotters..

Sports Illustrated Magazine's issues featuring Kansas atheletes
Small portion of the "Kansans on the Cover" display of Sports Illustrated Magazine..

Walter Johnson
Baseball Hall of Famer Walter Johnson was born in Humboldt, Kansas

Barry Sanders
Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders was born in Wichita and played for Wichita North High School.
 

Kansas Sports Hall of Fame gift shop
Kansas Sports Museum gift shop

Kansas Sports Museum - Newton, Kansas
Kansas Sports Museum in the Chisholm Trail shopping Center south of Newton, Kansas

Kansas Sports Museum Map - Newton, Kansas
Kansas Sports Museum Map

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