Prairie Museum of Art and History

1905 S Franklin Ave, Colby, Kansas 67701 USA

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“An oasis on the plains”

Full of "hands-on" entertainment and family-friendly displays, the Prairie Museum of Art & History continues to attract rave reviews from bloggers, journalists and thousands of other guests every year! Located in Colby, Kansas, at the "Oasis on the Plains" the Prairie Museum covers 24 acres and is the site of a 1930's farmstead, sod house, one-room school and the Lone Star Church. The Cooper Barn, the largest barn in Kansas, now houses the exhibit "Prairie Grasses to Golden Grains" and features farm implements, vehicles and photographs depicting the history of agriculture during the past century. The cavernous upper level is used for social activities. The main museum building was added in 1988. It is surrounded by a berm of buffalo grass. This unique building houses over 28,000 artifacts collected from around the world by Nellie Kuska, a former Colby resident.

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Margaret Z.

Loved the barn, house, sod house, church, and school house. We spent 2 hours only on these outdoor places. It was very interactive; there are no hands off places/ items. They also had correct... Read more

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Alicia H.

We ended up stopping at this Colby museum on a trip out to Western Kansas. Right off the bat, the building is built into the side of a hill, which is pretty cool. There also are a couple of... Read more

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Nan G.

Throughly enjoyed our visit, just wish we had allowed more time. The inside museum was bursting at the seams with interesting items. Grouped by categories with some general information. Something... Read more

Prairie Museum of Art and History

1905 S Franklin Ave
Colby, Kansas
67701 USA

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  • Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun, Sat: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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