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Prairie Museum of Art & History

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Colby, KS 67701
+1 913-462-4590
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Quite Interesting

We were surprised at the size of this museum for it has many different areas of interests. we... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
nursemanager9
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Arkansas City, Kansas
Colby Prarie Museum

Nice museum and staff. Being new to the Plains, I was looking for some history of the area. It... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Elizabeth B
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This complex features sod houses which are open for touring.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
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Colby, KS 67701
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"military uniforms"
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"glass collection"
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"couple of hours"
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"numerous buildings"
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"mind boggling"
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"on display"
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"inside exhibits"
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"worth a stop"
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"admission fee"
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"great stop"
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"all ages"
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"dolls"
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"barn"
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"sod"
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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.

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Nice museum and staff. Being new to the Plains, I was looking for some history of the area. It really is 2 distinct museums. The inside exhibits are from a family collection of items from around the world and personal things such as her first...More

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

We love this place! An amazing glimpse into the history of Kansas. An amazing glimpse into the day-to-day life of families living in Colby. Tons of fascinating collections. The coin collection is outstanding! Wow, the buttons! Be sure to open the many drawers to view...More

Thank Susan O
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Our group of 5 adults, a 2-yr old, and a 4-month old visited the museum and had a great time. There were plenty of interactive activities for the 2-yr old including kid-size building blocks, toys (that you can play with - in addition to the...More

Thank DavidCriswell
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

With this called the Prairie Museum, I figured it would be about the local land and economy, and sample buildings. It was that, but so much more==local sample bldgs., but also 17 tons of artifacts. == First, you can visit a 1930s farmhouse, school house,...More

Thank ColoradoCat
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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

This museum was cool!! We were checking out what we could do on our way home from our vacation. We found a pamphlet in our hotel and said yes! We spent 3 hours here and only did the inside because a snow storm was coming...More

Thank CSIJWyman
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

We enjoyed an afternoon at this museum. There are very interesting historical displays. Fine exhibits from a benefactor. There are out building you can go into. A church, an old home, and the largest barn in Kansas was moved to this site.

Thank tedy814
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by this museum. It was really a gem. With excellent displays inside the main building and several out buildings to visit, it was a great way to spend a couple of hours in Colby. A much larger community would be justifiable...More

Thank rag714
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

We stopped in Colby for the night in our RV. I saw the sign for the museum and was hooked. I love museums and my husband goes along to please me. We parked our RV and spent at least an hour in the museum. It...More

Thank Merridith
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

We had a group of 40 that visited this museum. It is a very interesting place and one that you could easily enjoy for more than 2 hours. Definitely worth your time.

Thank Wendell N
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