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Colby, Kansas

  • Prairie Museum of Art & History

    Prairie Museum of Art & HistoryThe Museum has been dubbed "one of the finest museums in the Midwest" by KANSAS! magazine. Enjoy an international collection of rare dolls, procelain, glass, antiques and artifacts in the main museum ...
    Prairie Museum of Art & History
  • Biggest Barn in Kansas

    Biggest Barn in KansasThe 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 ...
    Biggest Barn in Kansas
  • The Eller House

    The Eller HouseThe 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 Eller House

Attractions and Upcoming Events

"Spirit of the Prairie" Sculpture

This representation of the steadfast spirit of the early pioneers that led the way into the frontier stands in front of the Thomas County Courthouse. Artist - Charles Norton, 1985, from Leoti, Kansas

Colby, KS Arts

Colby Parks

Villa 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 Wildlife and Parks.

Colby, KS Recreation

Fike Park

Fike Park used to be called Carp Lake. An 1890

Colby, KS Recreation

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

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

Things to do near Colby, KS

Antelope Lake Camping

There are a number of primitive sites for RVs or tent camping. There are no services at the lake. No electric or water....

Kirwin Refuge Hunting

Hunting for waterfowl and upland game is permitted during the appropriate season. ...