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Prairie Museum of Art & History

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The Prairie Museum

Worth the time. The museum has a good collection of historical items, and the buildings on the... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Thornton, United States
Excellent small town museum

Lots to see in this local museum in a remote town in western Kansas. Everything from military... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
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This complex features sod houses which are open for touring.
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Colby, KS 67701
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All reviews military uniforms western kansas glass collection mind boggling couple of hours wonderful collection staff was very friendly and helpful historical items interactive activities inside exhibits the barn on display worth a stop two hours dolls sod toys
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Worth the time. The museum has a good collection of historical items, and the buildings on the grounds are interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Lots to see in this local museum in a remote town in western Kansas. Everything from military uniforms and high school yearbooks to old furniture, art and travel memorabilia. Outside there are several historical buildings that can be entered and toured. If there is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

Go check out the Prarie Museum of Art and History. Impressed me with the artifacts, displays and the staff. Made me feel at home and were more than helpful. What a great place and cause they are doing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 5gngeorge
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We stopped here while passing thru from a sign on the road. This is a unique stop and very nice. A barn was built in the early 1900's and was moved to it new location a few years ago. The barn is still used for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peggy C
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We had a wonderful time wandering this huge museum with its very well done displays, explanations and representation of prairie history. Go outside too to see the huge barn, schoolhouse, and other buildings (best to go early in the day during the summer). The lady...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mary V
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We called in here on our way out of Colby and it was really interesting. There is a variety of displays ranging from tin toys to historic military uniforms. Then, outside there are a number of period buildings that are open to walk through and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

We enjoyed the prairie history shared at this attraction. They had many interactive activities for kids and much to see in the museum. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was a nice stop to experience prairie life and view unique treasures. Admission was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SmithFamilyof6
Reviewed July 8, 2018

My husband and I just happened to drive by the Prairie Museum today. Don't be deceived by the small front building. In the back of the building there are many historical artifacts and information, such as relating to WW1 locals, many interesting artifacts from the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Holly D
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful collection of Prairie homes and buildings outside. Art is more an eclectic collection of artifacts representing Prairie life. Sounds odd but we spent over two hours exploring it all, especially the buildings and their contents.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kactus55
Reviewed May 15, 2018

We were surprised at the size of this museum for it has many different areas of interests. we especially enjoyed the outdoor items - larges barn in Kansas, 1880's sod house, 1930's farmstead house, and the stories about the settlers of the area.

Date of experience: May 2018
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