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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
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This complex features sod houses which are open for touring.

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I only got to see the inside part of the museum, due to heavy snow. Admission fee $8. Length of visit 1 hour. Plan for double that if you are able to visit the outside areas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Albany, Kentucky
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Albany, Kentucky
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I only got to see the inside part of the museum, due to heavy snow. Admission fee $8. Length of visit 1 hour. Plan for double that if you are able to visit the outside areas. You will see a huge collection of relics from prairie life, as well as local history. There are collections of everything from stamps, coins,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We must have driven by this place 20 times on our way to/from Colorado on I70 and never stopped until this year. OUTSTANDING museum! They had numerous buildings, including a gigantic barn, old house, one room school, church, all from the 1870-1920 era. The indoor museum was an extremely diverse collection of many different things that came form the area... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a great museum of life on the prairie and Western Kansas. They have houses, sod houses, an old church and a great old barn. Just off I 70 and worth a stop. Unusual to find this kind of museum in a small town. Also a great collection of things collected over many years by a former resident. Shipped... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Colby is far western city of Kansas State and situated in the middle of very deserted prairy field. Before reaching there I thought I had nothing to see in the town. But unexpected there was a large museum, that is 'Prairie Museum of Art & History'. That museum was based late Madam Kuska's collection and some agricultural bacgrounds of a... More 

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Thank 121ray
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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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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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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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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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 1, 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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