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Prairie Museum of Art & History

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Address: Colby, KS 67701
Phone Number: 913-462-4590
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: This complex features sod houses which are open for touring.

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Great museum about Prairie life and beyond

Our family really enjoyed this museum and the insight into life on the prairie. The historic buildings were genuine and magnificent. The contents of the museum were quite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Iligan, Philippines
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308 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is an interesting museum. The outside exhibits will give you a taste of what life was like on the prairies of Kansas in the late 1800s. The indoor museum is also worth a visit and I especially enjoyed the old toy section. There is something on display for all ages. The Cooper barn alone which is the largest barn... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Our family really enjoyed this museum and the insight into life on the prairie. The historic buildings were genuine and magnificent. The contents of the museum were quite incredible with a diverse collection of local farming artifacts, historic uniforms, glass artifacts from ancient Rome to modern Europe. It was very much worth the morning to visit!

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A most awesome experience. I love the Great Plains and the tranquility of the prairie is incredible. Beautiful flowers, sunsets and great people

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Berryton, Kansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We got to town at 3:40 and drove around to see what to do but didn't find the museum until 4:30 and it closed at 5p. Only 1 car in front and at $16. A couple we didn't think it worth it to try to hurry through in 20 minutes so we had to pass. It looked like a neat... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If you have some extra time this is a museum worth seeing. We especially like the display of the different military uniforms. The big barn and school house were interesting along with the old toys on display.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is an amazing museum. Try to allow 2-3 hours or more. The Kuska family collections are very large and diverse. The sooty, schools house, barn and house are fascinating. What an amazing museum.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I enjoyed this museum very much. It has several different collections such as toys, dolls, furniture,stamps and coins, jewelry, glassware, buttons, etc. The staff encourages you to open the drawers and look at all the interesting collectables. They have a very large outdoor area with a 1930's era home, a schoolhouse, a church and a very large barn with various... More 

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

If on your travels you are driving anywhere near Colby Kansas, make the effort, carve out just even two hours, though four might be better, and visit the Prairie Museum of Art & History. Walk into the old buildings, the sod house is stunning, but all the buildings transport you to another time. And the mixture of artifacts inside the... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The surrounding community is so fortunate to have this outstanding collection of buildings and artifacts in this place. I saw pieces that the Smithsonian or Colonial Williamsburg would love to have. I grew up in a rural community in north central Kansas, and seeing some of the buildings was like a walk back through my childhood. The collections in the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This place is an absolute gem! First of all, the outside features are like show-and-tell from 100 years ago. You can smell the history - and you can touch it. I rang an old church bell, called up Sarah on an old crank phone, gave an old record player a spin, pumped an old sewing machine and pumped an old... More 

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Additional Information about Prairie Museum of Art & History

Address: Colby, KS 67701
Phone Number: 913-462-4590
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Colby
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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