Oakley, Kansas

Prairie Dog Town

Home of mutant livestock

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If you've ever made a cross-country trek along Interstate 80 in the United States, you might remember the lonely stretch that is the high plains of Kansas. Giant billboards promising horrible and fantastic sights lead the road weary traveler into Prairie Dog Town.

The friendly yet un-animated proprietor is reminiscent of 100 farmers throughout similar small Midwestern towns. Visit and he will matter-of-factly point you toward the six-legged cow, the bovine victim of a conjoined twin birth, as well as several dead, stuffed examples of conjoined animals. A giant vat of snakes hisses in one corner, and outside - as promised - is the biggest prairie dog in the world (made of cement). Hundreds of not-so-big prairie dogs pop in and out of the landscape like the biggest game of Whack-A-Mole ever made.

Truly a throwback to the carnival freakshows of yesteryear, Prairie Dog Town is a must see for fans of the bizarre and odd.

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  • Address
    457 US Highway 83, Oakley, Kansas, 67748, United States
  • Cost
    $8.00.
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Sources
  1. 2004 Visit to Prairie Dog Town, Peggy Clydesdale
  2. Roadside America: Prairie Dog Town: Roadside America: Prairie Dog Town: h...
Map/Directions
Four miles north of town at the intersection of I-70 and Hwy 83.
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