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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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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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very interesting little museum

Swung by here just to see the reconstructed prairie sod house and wound up really enjoying the inside collection displays as well! The small farmhouse was a cute little piece of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Corina C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Swung by here just to see the reconstructed prairie sod house and wound up really enjoying the inside collection displays as well! The small farmhouse was a cute little piece of history and also enjoyed the farming displays in the Huge barn. Well worth the stop!

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Dorset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great place! We needed to pause in our journey and saw this on the map. We were here over an hour, which is a lot for us. Outside there is a mixture of old buildings, schoolrooms, barns, etc, with artifacts that gave a feel for the period. Information boards were informative and easy to read. Inside was a... More 

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Thank TexasJeffDorset
Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Outside are several buildings, including a sod house where you can pretend to iron, a one room schoolhouse where you can sit on desks and write on the chalkboard or ride the antique merry go round. The church has a bell you can ring. The indoor part is mainly a family's collection of China, dolls, antique toys. But there is... More 

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Thank DraLisa
Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This museum was across the interstate from our hotel. What a keeper! It is surprisingly large with numerous exhibits of esoterica: a whole collection of military uniforms from WWI forward, with excellent information about the changes each war brought about; a china doll collection, a really thorough glass collection; a homestead from the Dust Bowl era; the largest barn in... More 

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Thank Joansie51048
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I would recommend anyone having time to stop in a most interesting museum with a great presentation. I guarantee u will not be disappointed. A diverse array of items from a family collection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

I was so pleased to visit the museum. Had I not used this app I would never have known about this gem of a place. Go visit, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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Thank Thurley0818
Wayne, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

This is an inexpensive nice little museum. They did a great job adding in kids activities throughout such as the mechanical horse, puppet show area, games, puzzles, drawers with displays, and toys/items in the displayed buildings they are allowed to touch. It is great when adults can enjoy looking and reading when the kids are entertained too!

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1 Thank SarahWayne_MI
Manhattan, KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Worth a stop if you're driving through on I-70. A two-part museum, the inside has a pretty decent collection of all sorts of old things, from stamps and coins to toys to military uniforms and a lot more. More than you'd expect in the space available. Outside is a small community set up with original buildings from the area -... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

It is well worth taking the exit off the interstate to visit this little museum. Inside it houses a series of collections so a bit of a mish mash but so, so interesting. It tells the story about the beginnings of Colby and the interesting events and folk that have shaped the town. Outside is a great experience with old... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

The inside exhibits were not as interesting as the outside ones. We enjoyed the antique furniture, and the toy exhibits. Outside was our favorite with the barn, school house, church, house, and sod house were cool. We enjoyed looking at the history of the structures and liked that it was hands on. But with not much to do in Colby,... More 

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