If you're trying to find us by GPS, our mailing address might not work. Try these coordinates, and see the map on the brochure.
N 38° 44.578'
W 100° 52.116'
Keystone Gallery is a combination museum art gallery, and gift shop. The museum section contains an extensive, scientific collection of local Kansas fossils including a 20-foot Mosasaur and a 14-foot Xiphactinus. Many other fish, turtle, and bird fossil specimens are also on display.
Our museum also houses a collection of paintings and other artwork by Chuck Bonner—as featured on the art page—and scenic photography by Barbara Shelton.
We are located between the towns of Oakley and Scott City, Kansas on US 83 overlooking the Smoky Hill valley and the Badlands of Kansas region.
Since our inception, we have hosted numerous visitors from fascinating backgrounds, including many states and foreign countries. Our visitors’ interests vary widely; they include the local Monument Rocks formation, Kansas fossils, and the various fossils and minerals for sale in the gallery. Some visitors just stop by out of curiosity about the building’s history or the buffalo herd.
Keystone was a church from 1917 to 1953, but had been abandoned until we bought it. You can find an in-depth history of the gallery in the “Area” section of our site.
Please pay us a visit while you are in the neighborhood and see more information under the “Area” section. You can see some of the books, websites, and other places we've appeared, as well as events we've attended, on our publicity page.
The Prairie Ocean show, a collaboration between Chuck Bonner and Ray Troll, will show at the Birger SandzÚn Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, Kansas from November 4, 2018 to March 17, 2019.
Ray Troll and Chuck Bonner will have a discussion about their show on Sunday afternoon, November 4th. The gallery opens at 1:00 and they will talk at 2:30. We hope you can attend.
Chuck and Barbara on Video
Chuck and Barbara have been featured on many TV, video and film projects over the years. Ten million viewers watched NOVA: Making North America, in November of 2015, and you can see our photos from the filming here. You'll find a clip on our You Tube channel, along with the film Chuck and Barb Go Hunting by Katy Scoggins, a five-minute fossil bed adventure.
You can become a fan of Keystone Gallery on Facebook. Special events and updated information will be posted there.
PDF Brochure and Monument Rocks Map
Download a PDF of our brochure. It includes a map showing how to get to Keystone Gallery and Monument Rocks from U.S. Highway 83. You can also download just the map.
Western Vistas Historic Byway
Keystone Gallery is one of the primary sites along the WVHB route. Our historic
limestone building plus our museum full of fossils make for a great interpretation
of the past, both historic and geologic. Join us on our quest to increase the
knowledge of western Kansas' contributions to the realms of science and
©2015 Keystone Gallery / Photos © Barbara Shelton unless otherwise noted