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Colby, Kansas

  • Fike Park

    Fike ParkFike Park used to be called Carp Lake. An 1890 newspaper reported that the favorite occupation of the young people during the pleasant spring evenings was boating on the lake. It was formed by the rai...
    Fike Park
  • Colby Parks

    Colby ParksVilla High Park is truly the "Oasis on the Plains". This park, consisting of 40 acres, was created in the late 1960`s with the aid of the Kansas Department of Wildl...
    Colby Parks

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Nicol School

The one-room Nicol School building symbolizes the cultural and social importance of education to the pioneers. It represents the 94 one-room rural schools that once graced the landscape in Thomas County.

Colby, KS Historic Schoolhouses

The Eller House

The Eller House, displaying typical furniture, clothing, and objects, tells of farm life in the 1930s. The house was built in 1906 in Colby, was moved to a farm south of town in 1917 and was moved to the museum site in 1981.

Colby, KS Museums

Thomas County Courthouse

Built in 1906, Thomas County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Romanesque Revival style building is graced by the "Spirit of the Prairie"

Colby, KS Historic Courthouses

Northwest Kansas Research Extension Center

The Northwest Kansas Research Center is a photo opportunity with its rich array of trees and flowers all identified for visitors who are always welcome.

Colby, KS Education Centers

Biggest Barn in Kansas

The Cooper Barn is one of the largest barns in Kansas and holds a wealth of Thomas County History. The cattle barn was built in 1936 and was part of the Foster Farms operation. The barn is 66 feet wide, 114 feet long and 48 feet high. It was moved to the site in 1992 and houses the exhibit "

Colby, KS Museums

Things to do near Colby, KS

Sheridan State Lake Fishing

Bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, and red ear sunfish are just a few of the species awaiting anglers. Sola...