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"Spirit of the Prairie" Sculpture


category : Arts
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


Address: 300 N. Court

Come visit us in Colby, Kansas

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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

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

Fike Park

Fike Park used to be called Carp Lake. An 1890

Colby, KS Recreation

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 Arts near Colby, KS

The Puppet Factory

Goodland is home of the Puppet Factory - Manufacturing 85 Hand Puppets with worldwide sales ...

Spring Creek Casting

A gallery featuring the work of local artist, Anna Seeber Shaw, and is where castings of original sculptured artwork are prod...