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Attractions in Colby

Villa High Park

Fishing, picnics, & walking trail

1066 South Range Avenue, Denham Springs, LA, USA

Walking Trail

2.5 Miles of trails

1065 S Range Colby KS

Historic Downtown Colby

1930's Dust storm

Franklin Ave Colby KS

Prairie Museum of Art & History

Prairie Museum of Art & History is located 1/4 mile north of I-70 between exits 53 & 54. The museum is home of the Kuska collection as well as the Cooper Barn (which is the largest barn in Kansas), Eller House, Nicol School, Lone Star Church, Vacin Barn and the sod house on 24 acres.

1905 South Franklin Avenue, Colby, KS, USA

Cooper Barn

1 of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Architecture Located at 1905 S. Franklin Ave as part of the Prairie Museum of Art & History. This is the largest publicly accessible barn in Kansas. Built in 1936 to house Hereford show cattle. The barn, including the massive loft, is open during the Prairie Museum hours.

1905 South Franklin Avenue, Colby, KS, USA

Santa City

Visit Santa City during the holiday time.

Thomas County Fairgrounds, South Range Avenue, Colby, KS, USA

Colby Event Center

All kinds of Events.

1200 South Franklin Avenue, Colby, KS, USA

Colby Aquatic Park

Lots of fun in the Summer time!

1610 S Franklin Colby KS

Anklin' Down Franklin

Downtown Colby Walking Tour “As a partial fulfillment of his need for a feeling of security during this time of great change, man naturally turns to his ancestors and their history in order to get a feeling of permanency. Therefore, the history of Thomas County and its neighbors has become very important to all who live in the area……” The previous is a preface of the January 1960 publication, Thomas County, Yesterday and Today, a monthly Historic Journal, published by Prairie Printers, Inc., by owners/publishers Bill James and Daughn Avery. Residents submitted pictures, stories, or information concerning the 1885-1900’s early history of the county for issues of the monthly publication. In addition, it is said that the late, W. T. “Bill” James would walk Franklin Ave, from South Franklin, travel north to the park and return on the opposite side of the street twice daily to visit with business owners and greet pedestrians while collecting news for the article “Anklin’ Down Franklin” published in Thomas County, Yesterday and Today as well as the newspaper, The Prairie Drummer. In 2012, the family of Bill James granted The Movement Connection, LLC permission to use “Anklin’ Down Franklin” for walking programs in Downtown Colby. In a beautiful collaborative effort between The Prairie Museum of Art and History, Colby Downtown Business Association, Colby Rotary, Colby Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Colby Chamber of Commerce the project expanded. Information was compiled on the historic buildings including, photographs, previous businesses, stories related to the building and the present business. The material collected is linked to QR Codes posted on windows of participating businesses. The benefits! Anklin’ Down Franklin in our historic Colby downtown district can be a draw for tourism, a resource for new residents, educational, and a source of pride for those families who have lived and worked here for generations. Participants will be WALKING FOR GOOD HEALTH – for recreation and leisure, cardio endurance, stress relief, to boost energy, curb cravings, and boost immunity. Having a mission or purpose makes walking feel like an adventure! The Anklin Down Franklin, Downtown Walking Tour is documenting history contributing to the feeling of security and permanency of our entire community for years to come.

Franklin Ave Colby KS

Colby Visitor's Center

Come see our Grain Bin !

Exit 53 off Interstate 70 in Colby KS

Northwest Kansas Research Extension Center

Beautiful drive Through station

105 Experiment Farm Drive, Colby, KS, USA

Thomas County Courthouse

The courthouse was built from 1906 to 1907 and replaced the county’s original courthouse. Architect James C. Holland designed the courthouse in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The Thomas County Courthouse, located at 300 N. Court in Colby, is the seat of government of Thomas County, Kansas.

300 N Court Ave, Colby, KS, USA

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