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Colby, Kansas

Colby, Kansas

"The Oasis on the Plains"

"Welcome to Colby!" Take time to experience our progressive community located on the high plains in Northwest Kansas on Interstate 70 just 53 miles east of Colorado and 42 miles from Nebraska.

Colby is home to many attractions including Kansas' biggest barn at the Prairie Museum of Art & History, Northwest Research Center, abundant parks and recreational facilities and the picturesque Thomas County Courthouse.

Shopping includes outstanding retail, outlet and discount establishments. Thomas County is primarily an agricultural area growing wheat, corn, sorghum, sunflowers. Livestock production is also vital to the area economy.

Quality of life abounds for our citizens and visitors alike. Community annual events are a source of pride with special events of interest all. Awaiting you are over 500 motel rooms and a large variety of dining establishments. Colby is the service center for the Tri-State area. It is the home of Colby Community College, a modern airport, numerous churches, progressive medical care with two care centers and hospital.

We are proud of our warm, friendly people and invite you to join us.


Thomas County has 10,950 acres of walk-in hunting.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

Prairie Museum of Art & History

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

Colby, KS 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 "

Colby, KS Museums

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

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

St. Francis River Walk

A beautiful one-mile walk along the Republican River on a mowed and maintained path lined with native Cottonwood, Hackberry, ...

Little Bit's RV Hookups

30/50/110 electic, water, sewer near Kirwin Wildlife Refuge....

Quincy Gallery

Quincy Gallery is a locally managed, non-profit gallery designed to promote creativity by exhibiting art from artists in the ...

Old Maid's Pool

The Old Maid's Pool, an ancient sinkhole long thought to be bottomless, is 125 yards in diameter apparently with neither inle...