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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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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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Lots to learn about life on the prairie

We decided to stop to see the Prairie Museum of Art and History in Colby, KS, because we weren’t too familiar with the history of this part of the country. The exhibit is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We decided to stop to see the Prairie Museum of Art and History in Colby, KS, because we weren’t too familiar with the history of this part of the country. The exhibit is two-fold—there are a number of exhibits inside the museum and a homestead outside the museum. Since our time was limited, we just skimmed the museum which has... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

On our drive from Missouri to California we stopped at the Prairie Museum in Colby, Kansas. It 's not far off the highway. I wasn't sure what it would be like, but I was genuinely surprised at how well done it was. They had such an amazing collection of all different things. I don't know where they got all this... More 

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

An unbelievable personal collection of collectibles, a very nicely done local military history display, a prairie schoolhouse, a sod house, a prairie house, some great old farming machinery AND the largest wood barn in Kansas! A great walk-about stop off I-70. Must be seen to be appreciated. We liked it very much.

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Iligan, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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