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Colby, Kansas

  • Thomas County Courthouse

    Thomas County CourthouseBuilt 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" statue, a cente...
    Thomas County Courthouse

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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

Fike Park

Fike Park used to be called Carp Lake. An 1890

Colby, KS Recreation

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

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

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...

Sebelius Hiking/Horseback Riding

Hiking is permitted throughout the area, but horseback riding is limited to the Branded Cedar Trail and open maintained roadw...

St. Francis River Walk

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