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Prairie Museum of Art & History

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Very Interesting

We stopped here while passing thru from a sign on the road. This is a unique stop and very nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peggy C
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Port Huron, Michigan
Want to see prairie artifacts?

We had a wonderful time wandering this huge museum with its very well done displays, explanations... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Mary V
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McKinleyville, California
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This complex features sod houses which are open for touring.
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Colby, KS 67701
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here while passing thru from a sign on the road. This is a unique stop and very nice. A barn was built in the early 1900's and was moved to it new location a few years ago. The barn is still used for...More

Thank Peggy C
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We had a wonderful time wandering this huge museum with its very well done displays, explanations and representation of prairie history. Go outside too to see the huge barn, schoolhouse, and other buildings (best to go early in the day during the summer). The lady...More

Thank Mary V
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We called in here on our way out of Colby and it was really interesting. There is a variety of displays ranging from tin toys to historic military uniforms. Then, outside there are a number of period buildings that are open to walk through and...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

We enjoyed the prairie history shared at this attraction. They had many interactive activities for kids and much to see in the museum. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was a nice stop to experience prairie life and view unique treasures. Admission was...More

Thank SmithFamilyof6
Reviewed 8 July 2018

My husband and I just happened to drive by the Prairie Museum today. Don't be deceived by the small front building. In the back of the building there are many historical artifacts and information, such as relating to WW1 locals, many interesting artifacts from the...More

Thank Holly D
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Wonderful collection of Prairie homes and buildings outside. Art is more an eclectic collection of artifacts representing Prairie life. Sounds odd but we spent over two hours exploring it all, especially the buildings and their contents.

Thank kactus55
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We were surprised at the size of this museum for it has many different areas of interests. we especially enjoyed the outdoor items - larges barn in Kansas, 1880's sod house, 1930's farmstead house, and the stories about the settlers of the area.

Thank nursemanager9
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Nice museum and staff. Being new to the Plains, I was looking for some history of the area. It really is 2 distinct museums. The inside exhibits are from a family collection of items from around the world and personal things such as her first...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 27 April 2018

We love this place! An amazing glimpse into the history of Kansas. An amazing glimpse into the day-to-day life of families living in Colby. Tons of fascinating collections. The coin collection is outstanding! Wow, the buttons! Be sure to open the many drawers to view...More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Our group of 5 adults, a 2-yr old, and a 4-month old visited the museum and had a great time. There were plenty of interactive activities for the 2-yr old including kid-size building blocks, toys (that you can play with - in addition to the...More

Thank DavidCriswell
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