The Kansas Sports Museum is a museum located in Wichita, Kansas, dedicated to preserving the history of sports in the state of Kansas. The museum provides exhibits, archives, facilities, services, and activities to honor those individuals and teams whose achievements in sports brought distinction to themselves, to their communities and the entire state of Kansas.
Kansas is called the “Cradle of Basketball.” Basketball’s inventor, Dr. James Naismith, the namesake of the Basketball Hall of Fame is featured prominently in this area of the museum. On display NBA and NCAA Basketball jerseys, balls, trophies, plaques and highlights of Kansas high school basketball.
Some of baseball’s legendary Kansas stars such as Baseball Hall of Famers Walter Johnson, Joe Tinker, and Fred Clarke are presented in the baseball gallery. Photos and memorabilia of the great Wichita State Shocker program.
The track and field gallery shows off Kansas’s reputation as one of the nation’s leading producers of track and Olympic stars. Two Olympic gold medals are on display as well as shoes worn by world record holders Jim Ryun, Wes Santee, Al Oerter, Glenn Cunningham, and Thane Baker.
Olympic champions Billy Mills, Bill Nieder, Maurice Greene, John Kuck, Catherine Fox, Peter Mehringer and Kenny Harrison – and others are prominently presented.
Kansas Sports Museum
515 S. Wichita