LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Biggest Barn in Kansas


category : Museums
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 "Prairie Grasses to Golden Grains: Agriculture in Northwest Kansas 1870s-1990s".

The 7,000 square foot exhibit contains machinery, photographs and information documenting agriculture in the High Plains.

Located at the Prairie Museum of Art and History Complex.


Admission: Admission:
Adults - $4.00
Children - $1.00
Seniors - $3.50
Group rates available.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Closed Holidays, and Mondays from Nov. 1 - Mar. 31
Address: 1905 S. Franklin
Phone: 785-462-4590
Our Email: prairiem@colby.ixks.com
Our Website:www.prairiemuseum.org/

Come visit us in Colby, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

Fike Park

Fike Park used to be called Carp Lake. An 1890

Colby, KS Recreation

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

Things to do Museums near Colby, KS

Oil Museum

Beneath an oil derrick on west Highway 24 in Hill City, the Oil Museum tells the story of oil from formations deep in the ear...