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Colby - Prairie Museum of Arts and History

1905 South Franklin


The Prairie Museum of Art and History serves as a cultural center by providing opportunities for the public to learn about both area history and the world of art through its collections.


Uncomfortably Numb

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
This place is so cool! We loved the exhibits. There are permanent installations that reflect the rich history of the great plains, and they host lots of traveling exhibits as well. There are guest hosts that come to speak about the travelling exhibits and there are new things being added to the museum's permanent display areas all the time. If anyone tells you there's nothing to do here, you need to tell them about this museum. It's the home of the Cooper Barn now, and that's the largest barn in the state! It took a lot of work getting it moved to its current locale. It definitely wasn't an easy task moving that behemoth. It's REALLY REALLY HUGE! Check it out!

Jill Jones

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
The best museum in Kansas. Witness the heart and soul pored into this gem. A two hour "quick visit" turned into four. The homestead, barn and farm house are so well preserved, you will think you are on a movie set.

Lon Newman

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017
Really nice museum - we especially enjoyed the buildings: Danish church, sod house, barn, prairie home.

Shellie Couch

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Large amount of historical artifacts. Really cool out buildings.

David Rempel

Friday, July 28, 2017
Has lots of great items. And the outside buildings

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