The best place to explore McPherson's heritage is at the McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation, 1111 E. Kansas. The modern 12,000 square-foot facility offers exhibits about the historical people, places and endeavors of McPherson County. Discover a dire wolf, saber tooth cat and giant ground sloth from the La Brea Tar Pits. Admire a collection of Birger Sandzen prints, lithographs and oils. View exhibits featuring minerals, fossils, textiles and Native American pottery.
The McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation provides educational programs, lecture series and social events. The facilities are also available for rent and provide an attractive option for wedding receptions, lectures, reunions, birthday parties, banquets and conferences. For current costs and availability, call 620.241.8464.
In 2016, the McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau established its office at the museum. The collaboration was part of a comprehensive plan to establish a Kansas Travel Information Center in McPherson. Travelers have access to Kansas maps and information about destination experiences throughout the McPherson area.