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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

Lone Star Presbyterian Church

The Lone Star Presbyterian Church denotes the strong religious faith of the settlers. The Charming white country church was built in 1915 north of Gem, Kansas. In 1988, the building was moved to the museum site. It was the third time the building had been moved.

Colby, KS Historic Churches

Sod House

The sod house shows the ingenuity of the homesteaders. The late 19th century dwelling exhibits furniture, clothing and other artifacts of pioneer life on the prairie. Volunteers constructed the sod house in 1984. Sod blocks, 1 foot by 2 feet by 4

Colby, KS Pioneer History

Fike Park

Fike Park used to be called Carp Lake. An 1890

Colby, KS Recreation

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

Colby Community College

The Colby Community College is a huge asset to our community. The Cultural Arts Center is a hub for cultural presentations and art exhibits. Changing exhibits are also featured at the Prairie Museum of Art & History.

Colby, KS Colleges

Things to do near Colby, KS

Stevens Chapel

Begun in 1892, by J.R. Stevens at the inspiration of his wife, "Aunt" Jennie Stevens that the chapel came into existence. Unc...

Goodland Public Library

Over 39,000 volumes, Genealogy Collection, Kansas Room, talking books for Blind and Handicapped. Books available in large pri...

Nicodemus

Nicodemus is the only remaining all African-American pioneer town west of the Mississippi. It was established in 1877 by ex-s...