Emmett Kelly Museum


Located in a Victorian opera house, this museum pays homage to the town of Sedan's favorite son, the popular circus clown Emmett Kelly, best known for his sad-faced "Willie" character. The collection includes photos and memorabilia from his circus career, as well as that of clown "Sparky" Washburn, who hailed from the nearby community of Chanute. The museum also contains the town's collection of memorabilia from the Civil War and World Wars I and II, as well as an assortment of Jim Beam whiskey decanters. The Emmett Kelly museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM from May through October, and by appointment the rest of the year. Be sure to note Sedan's "Yellow Brick Road," where the sidewalks are paved with yellow bricks, some bearing the names of celebrities who've passed through town.


202 E Main St
Sedan, KS 67361


37.12660200, -96.18523500
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(620) 725-3470

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