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Prairie Museum of Art & History

Colby, KS 67701
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Colby
Type: History Museums
Description: This complex features sod houses which are open for touring.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I was surprised at the amount of items they had at this museum and they said only about 15% was on display. A lot of it was items that I had grown up with. (I'm 71). We were only there for a couple of hours but, one could spend the whole day there.

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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We saw a sign for this museum on our way home from Colorado. We love museums so we stopped, and are so glad we did. There is so much history to see and read about. We stayed 2 hours, and I'm sure we could have stayed longer if we had time. It was only $6.00 each for us as seniors.

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Payson, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

While the farm buildings and displays describing farm life are interesting, the true treasures are inside. The collection includes the life's work of one woman who donated everything to this museum. It includes: dolls, furniture, glass, ceramics, vintage fashion and uniforms, jewelry, and just about any other category of antique and collectable. The exhibition is very well organized, and fascinating... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Previous visitors have said it all. We took the time to stop on our way from Estes park, CO to Salina, KS and are glad we did. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves for about an hour then were on our way again. The cost was $6 each for seniors.

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Frisco, Colorado
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126 reviews 126 reviews
57 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

What a surprise ... this museum is an unexpected jewel. Incredible collections of all varieties: military uniforms, world-wide crystal, glass, pottery, toys, dolls, farming implements, etc, etc. Worthy of the Smithsonian. Also on site: one-room schoolhouse, one-room sod house, historic church, huge restored barn. Great educational opportunities from pre-school to Senior citizens.

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Boulder, CO
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This museum complex is a great place to stop on your way through western Kansas. The barn is pretty impressive, and the other buildings really make you feel like you've stepped into a previous century. One building really feels like you've walked into someone's current living room -- it even smells like someone's grandmother might still live there. They went... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Ok, Colby is a small town, in the middle of nowhere, in the western part of Kansas. This museum is something I would have expected to see in a major city. The outdoor buildings were interesting, a sod house, an old schoolhouse, a home, a church, the most amazing barn (that is a whole story in itself, the biggest barn... More

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Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Very interesting museum. Lots of stuff to look at--dishes, toys, military uniforms, wedding dresses, furniture. etc. Reasonable price for entrance.

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Colorado Springs
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12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

The Kuska Collection was impressive for someone in this area. Her Meissen China was definitely worthy of museum accolade! The outside buildings were fun and well maintained. The gift shop was plentiful and a nice selection of books. I realize you can't stop everywhere on the I70 but this is worth the leg stretch and education of High Plains life.

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