With this called the Prairie Museum, I figured it would be about the local land and economy, and sample buildings. It was that, but so much more==local sample bldgs., but also 17 tons of artifacts. == First, you can visit a 1930s farmhouse, school house, church, and huge (114 ft long x 48 feet high) barn. It is a self guided tour, and you can go inside each one and see all the gathered antiques, and read some history notes. The buildings are not too far apart, and there's a nice sidewalk. ==Inside the museum building is a mind-boggling display (21,500 square feet!) built in 1987 to display the collection of the Kuska family, which is appealing to anyone, and nothing to do with being in a Prarie. Now you may think, how can a button or coin or glass etc. collection be fascinating, or worth a stop. Well, you have to see it to believe it. The small items have drawers underneath them so that you can see more (eg, maybe 50 on display, and each drawer pulls out and has another 50 of a specific theme in them). I liked the glass collection (Venetian, Steuben, Tiffany etc). Cool toys of the past, incl. many metal ones. 1,000 dolls from all over the world. PLUS: furniture, ceramics, stamps, clocks, silver, jewelry, school spirit, military.== And a kids area to play with giant blocks. Kids will like it, and breeze thru the rooms. Adults, like me, who like to study intricate designs can spend several hours here. (There are fast food places to eat nearby. and dont be confused - the bldg. on the corner turnoff is an antique shop)
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