Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Colby Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:29:52 GMT Cooper Barn: A Wonder in Kansas Architecture http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/2/Cooper-Barn-A-Wonder-in-Kansas-Architecture/3068/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/2.jpg'/><br/> During a recent trip to Colby, I stopped off at the&nbsp;Prairie Museum of Art and&nbsp;History. The museum alone is a great place to visit and out in the field, sitting amongst the little one room school house, church and 1930's home is the massive Cooper Barn. This beautiful white barn stands&nbsp;out in it's newest home at an impressive 48 feet tall, 66 feet wide and 114 feet long!&nbsp; Mon, 02 Sep 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/2/Cooper-Barn-A-Wonder-in-Kansas-Architecture/3068/ Knee-slappin’ Bluegrass Music at Pickin’ on the Plains in Colby http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/17/Knee-slappin-Bluegrass-Music-at-Pickin-on-the-Plains-in-Colby/2289/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/Hootin_Annies2.jpeg'/><br/> Tap your toes to live bluegrass music or pick your own banjo or guitar at Pickin&rsquo; on the Plains Bluegrass and Folk Festival July 20-22 in Colby. This event is in harmony with the long-running Walnut Valley Festival&nbsp;in Winfield, just on a slightly smaller scale. In fact, Pickin&rsquo; on the Plains began when music enthusiasts decided to bring the music, fun and fellowship they experienced at the Winfield event to the Western High Plains of Kansas nearly 20 years ago. And what a festival it has become! Tue, 17 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2012/17/Knee-slappin-Bluegrass-Music-at-Pickin-on-the-Plains-in-Colby/2289/ Smoffee’s More Than Coffee Shop in Colby http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/20/Smoffee-s-More-Than-Coffee-Shop-in-Colby/517/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/smoffees.jpeg'/><br/>The colorful, arty sign above Smoffee’s gave me a preview of what’s inside this former motion picture theater. Starring a fun and inviting atmosphere and homemade food, this inventive bakery, bistro, and coffee/smoothie shop is the happening place in Colby! A cast of local characters gathers here daily to leisurely sip gourmet coffee while conversing about the world’s problems. Friends connect over a lunch of green chili or apricot chicken. This is the community gathering spot owners Shawn and Mary Larson hoped it would be. And visitors are welcomed as family. Fri, 20 May 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/20/Smoffee-s-More-Than-Coffee-Shop-in-Colby/517/ Global Treasure Hunt at Colby’s Prairie Museum of Art and History http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/9/Global-Treasure-Hunt-at-Colby-s-Prairie-Museum-of-Art-and-History/110/ Having been raised on a farm, I wanted to see the largest barn in Kansas to celebrate the state’s 150th birthday. This gigantic structure, built of premium lumber in 1936 to house show cattle, ... Wed, 09 Feb 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/9/Global-Treasure-Hunt-at-Colby-s-Prairie-Museum-of-Art-and-History/110/