Night Sky Tours of Kansas

Truly a unique experience!

Our impressive DOBSONIAN TELESCOPE features live feed for your viewing experience. This telescope with a five-foot optical tube and the large 12″ reflective mirrors provide fantastic views of over 42,000 celestial objects in the night sky. The aperture reflector optics gulps up light from the night sky for beautiful views of galaxies, nebulas, star clusters, as well as the planets and moon. The view of these objects will be seen on a large monitor for all on the Tour to see or you can try your hand at spotting objects on your own with the other equipment we provide. You are welcome to bring your own night sky viewing equipment as well.

Experience military-grade GENERATION 3 equipment that allows you to see the star-filled sky as never before while using technology credited as “the best way to have a UFO sighting.” This viewing technology allows for seeing tens of thousands times more light than with the naked eye. One Gen3 will be displayed with live feed to a large monitor so that all on the Tour will be able to sit comfortably and view the anomalies in the night sky. Other Generation Series goggles, high-powered binoculars, telescopes, and more. Comfortable zero-gravity reclining chairs are provided along with water and light snacks. Please feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks as well. (Note that no alcohol is permitted during the Tour.)

We take you into dark sky regions that are virtually in the middle of nowhere for this Tour to escape light pollution in Sheridan, Rooks, Osborne, and Russell County. Overnight stays are available at most locations. All locations are less than 60 miles north of Highway I-70.

ROOKS COUNTY

This Tour location takes place near Webster Reservoir (west of Stockton) and is a hot spot for UFO activity. Many sightings have been reported in this valley. There is one phenomenon that occurs quite often as a golden orb that flies down the valley and disappears, which has been spotted by several people and reported at MURA.

COST PER TICKET – $35 – Check the top of this page or the Ticket page for dates at this location.

PRIVATE TOURS – If you don’t see a date that will work with your schedule, consider a Private Tour to set a date that is convenient for you. Cost for Private Tours are listed below with and without lodging.

  • NO LODGING – $260 minimum for a group up to 8 people. There is an extra charge of $30 for each additional person. This Tour can accommodate up to 10 people, but an ideal number is 8. We will need at least 48 hours notice for a Tour reservation. Contact us for more information or to set a date.
  • LODGING INCLUDED – [TICKETS] $260 for a group up to 8 people. There is an extra charge of $30 for each additional person. This Tour can accommodate up to 10 people, but an ideal number is 8. [LODGING] Lodging is $250 flat rate. The lodging sleeps 8 comfortably with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, with central air, in a secluded location amongst woods. We will need at least 48 hours notice for a Tour reservation. Price for ticket AND lodging would come to about $63 per person for an 8-person Tour. Contact us for more information or to set a date.
SHERIDAN COUNTY

This Tour location takes place at the Cressler Creek Log Cabin providing a perfect spot for viewing the night skies in a remote location. This area of Kansas also has what is called “Penoke Man” which has been said to be over a thousand years old. Available with or without lodging.

COST PER TICKET – $35 – Check the Ticket Page for dates at this location.

PRIVATE TOURS — If you don’t see a date that will work with your schedule, consider a Private Tour. If you can round up a group of people we can set a date that is convenient for you. Cost for Private Tours are listed below with and without lodging.

  • NO LODGING – $35 per person or a $350 minimum flat rate. This Tour can accommodate up to 10 people, but an ideal number is 8. Contact us for more information or to set a date.
  • LODGING INCLUDED – [TICKETS] $35 per person or a $350 minimum flat rate. [LODGING] The large Cabin is $200 for the night. This Tour can accommodate up to 10 people, but we recommend 8 people, which can make the lodging quite affordable divided eight to ten ways. Cressler Creek is a unique log-style cabin home that is very comfortable, fully furnished, 8 beds, 3 bathrooms, full kitchen, laundry, plus so much more. The Lodge sports a moss-rock fireplace, game room with pool table, and it is located in a secluded wooded area in Sheridan County (near Hoxie)—very much worth the price. The kitchen includes a full-size fridge, stove, microwave, BUN coffee maker, and all the wares to cook. Check in and out time is 1:00pm. The Cabin requres a $500 refundable deposit. We will need at least 48 hours notice for a Tour reservation that will be dependent upon the Cabin’s availability. Price for ticket and lodging would average out to $70 per person for an 8-person Tour. Contact us for more information or to set a date.
OSBORNE COUNTY

This Tour location takes place near Twin Creek Farm Event Center providing a perfect spot for viewing the night skies in a remote location near the creepy town of Culvert.

COST PER TICKET – $35 – Check the Ticket Page for dates at this location.

PRIVATE TOURS — If you don’t see a date that will work with your schedule, consider a Private Tour. If you can round up a group of  people we can set a date that is convenient for you. Cost for Private Tours are listed below with and without lodging.

  • NO  LODGING – $35 per person or a $350 minimum flat rate. This Tour can accommodate up to 10 people, but an ideal number is 8. Contact us for more information or to set a date.
  • LODGING INCLUDED – [TICKETS] $35 per person or a $350 minimum flat rate. [LODGING] Contact us for lodging costs. This location has 5 rooms available, each with their own full bathroom, air conditioning, and heater. You will have use of the Club House that includes a full-sized kitchen. Four rooms have 2 twin beds and one room has a queen. This is a very nice location to stay at. We will need at least 48 hours notice for a Tour reservation that will be dependent upon the Event Center’s availability. Contact us for more information or to set a date.
RUSSELL COUNTY

This Tour location takes place north of Wilson, Kansas (upper part of the Saline Valley) providing a perfect spot for viewing the night skies in a remote location. There is also a creepy old church at the watch site, but due to the building’s condition it cannot be entered safely, however, there is a nearby old graveyard that can be explored.

COST PER TICKET – $35 – Check the Ticket Page for dates at this location.

PRIVATE TOURS — If you don’t see a date that will work with your schedule, consider a Private Tour. If you can round up a group of  people we can set a date that is convenient for you. Cost for Private Tours are listed below with and without lodging.

  • NO LODGING  – $35 per person or a $350 minimum flat rate. This Tour can accommodate up to 10 people, but an ideal number is 8. Contact us for more information or to set a date.
  • PLACES TO STAY – We recommend the Midland Railroad Hotel and the Simple Haven Bed and Breakfast, both located in Wilson, Kansas. Wilson Lake is also nearby that provides camping facilities. Nearby Lucas, Kansas, has overnight rentals as well.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL TOURS

CANCELLATIONS – All Sky Watch Tours are obviously subject to clear skies and good weather. If we have to cancel, there will be full refunds or rescheduling available. Please be sure to provide us with your phone number in case of a schedule change. There is a place to leave a note when purchasing your ticket to leave a phone number via PayPal.

REFUNDS – No refunds will be provided in the event that you are unable to attend the Tour.

SMOKING – We are most often in the prairie which can easily be set ablaze, therefore, smoking is not permitted during a Tour due to the fire hazards.

DISABILITY – Due to the nature of this event, those with disabilities may find participation difficult to impossible, especially for those requiring walking assistance (walker, wheelchair, etc.), however, we will try our best to help accommodate you during this event to be an enjoyable one. Please contact us for further information.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS – You will be turned away from this Tour if we suspect you have been drinking or under the influence of illegal drugs. At no time on this Tour will you use such substances.

RIGHT OF REFUSAL – We have the right, at our own discretion, to refuse service to anyone. Anyone showing aggressive or other offensive behavior will be removed from the Tour.

AGE LIMIT – Night Sky Tours require 12 to 17 year olds to be accompanied by an adult. Children under 12 may attend Private Tours with a reduced rate per child. Contact us for further details.

Prices subject to change without notice. Please read our Terms of Service for more rules and regulations. Night Sky Tours of Kansas and it’s affiliates do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.

Check periodically for new Tour locations!

Private Tours are available for as low as $260 for up to 8 people! Contact us to set up a date that works for you. Great for friends and family to get together, private parties, and corporate promotional functions.

“Thank you so very much, for all we got to witness…we enjoyed every minute! We especially enjoyed watching deep space with the Gen 3’s, and the moon’s surface up close! I can not wait to schedule to go again! Thank you for the very professional setting and all of the hospitality, we felt like we were at home with you all. It was a wonderful experience!” -C.G.