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Prairie Museum of Art & History, Colby
(4.8/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
The Thomas County Historical Society, organized in 1959, first opened its doors in 1975 and continues to govern the Prairie Museum of Art and History.

The new Prairie Museum of Art and History building, completed in 1988, attracts both residents and visitors from from all over the world. The 22,500 sq. ft. main museum building houses area history exhibits on the High Plains of Kansas as well as the Kuska Collections.

The Thomas County Historical Society is also the repository for Thomas County history and the archives contain a conservative estimate of over 60,000 images and documents pertaining to local history.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • When I opened the door to the 1930s prairie home, it was like walking into my grandparents home. So authentic! It alone was worth the visit to recall and see how people here lived 80 years ago. In add...  more »
  • I have been to many museums and this is in the top 10 for sure! If the main building isn't enough, just go outside and walk to all the original buildings. Come with some time, you'll need more than an...  more »
  • This one is close to interstate 70 and should not be missed if traveling through Colby. The lady at the front desk was super nice and proud of her museum, as well she should. Outside is the largest ba...  more »
Google
  • Fantastic museum. A great place to visit. Lots to see - be sure to allow plenty of time. Friendly staff.
  • Great local museum
  • Signs pointed us in the wrong direction. After spending 15 minutes driving all over town, we finally found the museum only to see a closed sign despite it only being 3:30PM. This museum is not worth your time.
  • Needs the operation days and hours, also what exhibits are shown inside. Information on the projects being worked on and how people can get involved. What is on the property outside to come see.