A stay at area Colby, Kansas hotels will offer a fascinating glimpse into early life on the prairie. In this historic city, you will be surrounded by country living, architectural wonders and intriguing agricultural history.
Hotels in Colby, KS are close to the following popular attractions:
One of the biggest history collections in Western Kansas is located at the Prairie Museum of Art & History. Inside, you will find household items from the early days on the prairie, such as furniture, dolls and musical instruments. Outside, explore a 1930s farmstead, a one-room schoolhouse and the Lone Star Church. The museum offers an interactive look at the challenges of life on the prairie.
While at the museum, stop at Cooper Barn, the biggest barn in Kansas. Built in 1936, the large cattle barn now houses more than 100 years of agricultural history, artifacts and photographs. The barn was recently voted one of the eight architectural wonders of Kansas.
Fike Park, located in downtown Colby, is a great place to spend some time enjoying the outdoors. The park features a playground, two gazebos, horseshoe pitching pits and tennis and volleyball courts. Bring a lunch and enjoy a relaxing picnic in the heart of Colby.
A "Spirit of the Prairie" statue greets guests at the Thomas County Courthouse in downtown Colby. The working courthouse is an architectural marvel, featuring a five-story clock tower. The building, built in 1906, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Colby Visitor Center is not just a place to stop and ask for directions. This famous building is designed to recognize the importance of agriculture to the area by incorporating an authentic grain bin into its contemporary look and feel. Spend some time checking out this building while planning your visit.
The newly opened Colby Aquatic Park is a great place to take the kids on a hot day. The park offers a lazy river, lap pool and many types of water slides for people of all ages to enjoy.
Enjoy attractions that highlight early prairie life in Kansas on your next vacation. Reserve a room with Choice Hotels in Colby, Kansas for a restful stay.
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