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Colby, Kansas

  • Sod House

    Sod HouseThe 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 so...
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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

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

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

Prairie Museum of Art & History

The Museum has been dubbed "one of the finest museums in the Midwest" by KANSAS!

Colby, KS Museums

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

Things to do near Colby, KS

The Puppet Factory

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

Carnegie Arts Center

The original Carnegie Library was built in 1912, with the help of a $10,000.00 grant from philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie and...