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Colby, Kansas

  • 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 Coun...
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Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

"Spirit of the Prairie" Sculpture

This representation of the steadfast spirit of the early pioneers that led the way into the frontier stands in front of the Thomas County Courthouse. Artist - Charles Norton, 1985, from Leoti, Kansas

Colby, KS Arts

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

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

Prairie Museum of Art & History

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

Colby, KS Museums

Things to do near Colby, KS

G.A.R. Cemetery

This cemetery was established in 1889. The east half was to be used exclusively for the burial of Grand Army of the Republic...

Opera House Building

The Opera House Building was built in 1905 and presently is occupied by a local business. ...