AAA Editor Notes
Johnson County Museum of History is at 8788 Metcalf Ave. The Seeking the Good Life exhibit has more than 500 artifacts and explores three time periods in Johnson County. These eras are 1820-1880: Settling the Land; 1880-1945: Building the Suburbs; and 1945-present: Developing an Edge City. Interactive displays also highlight the county's history. KidScape offers hands-on exhibits for children that include a bookstore, park, city hall, hospital, fashion boutique and theater.
A research library also is available.
Note: The museum is temporarily closed for renovations; phone ahead for updates.
Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.