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  • Colby Community College

    Colby Community CollegeThe 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 o...
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Prairie Museum of Art & History

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

Colby, KS Museums

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

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

Nicol School

The one-room Nicol School building symbolizes the cultural and social importance of education to the pioneers. It represents the 94 one-room rural schools that once graced the landscape in Thomas County.

Colby, KS Historic Schoolhouses

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

Things to do 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...

Trail Rides

The historic Butterfield Trail is a popular trail that people still use for trail rides today. The Butterfield Overland Dispa...