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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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Wonderful museum

We were so impressed with this museum. The outdoor exhibit of buildings was excellent - I had never seen a sod house before, but knew my grandfather lived in one when he was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Lane H
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were so impressed with this museum. The outdoor exhibit of buildings was excellent - I had never seen a sod house before, but knew my grandfather lived in one when he was a little boy, so I was very interested to see how they were constructed. I also enjoyed the one room school house and the church. They both... More 

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Kuna, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoy history in its glory days and the past. Enjoy history being made now. This place was nice to see the history in a place that is long forgotten in its past. enjoy being here and seeing the history of the past present and future the great dust bowl, to modern times.

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Evanston, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is really two museums. The first is a collection of buildings reflecting Kansas' rural past. The second is a building full of rooms and rooms of items collected during the lifetime of a woman from Colby. The hour or so we spent there was worth it. Could have stayed longer. Staff is very pleasant.

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Thank pdjames
Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got into Colby in mid-afternoon after a long drive. Got free passes at hotel to the museum. Very cool Cooper Barn, Sod house, and one room school outside. Museum would good for children as many hands on type activities. For the size of the town, a nice way to spend a couple of hours.

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Thank gsmama2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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Thank Corina C
Dorset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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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Savannah, Georgia
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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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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Thank ronflausa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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