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Trail Marker Trees

Went to a special presentation on local Ute Prayer Trees presented by the author of the book the... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2019
Marcy B
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A hidden jewel!!

For any of you who always like to check out the local museums this is a must see. Not only did it... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2019
Kaye j
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

Went to a special presentation on local Ute Prayer Trees presented by the author of the book the offered for sale there. It was fascinating! Followed by a group hike to see some of those trees, although I wasn't able to go on that.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Marcy B
Reviewed August 10, 2019

For any of you who always like to check out the local museums this is a must see. Not only did it have all the local history but so much more. My husband and I have been in many small town museums and I must...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kaye j
Reviewed July 2, 2019

This Museum has something for everyone, there isn’t a hobby or interest that is not represented. Paul, the Volunteer was friendly and happy to answer our hundreds of questions! We oohed and aahed our way through the well organized and large collection! Definitely worth a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

Great local history museum with lots of unique stories to Salida. Be sure to ask the docent at the front for their favorite display! Salida has had some great promotional campaigns over the years to draw visitors. You can learn about following the hearts to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Greg W
Reviewed November 29, 2018

This is a great find. Lots of history and lots to see. You can really get up close and personal with each item (they aren't behind glass for ex). The staff is very knowledgable and friendly and will tell you everything about the history of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Gina M
Reviewed November 7, 2018

if you're a history buff and like to poke around little museums, this one is great. lots of stuff to see and learn if you've got an hour or so. The guide inside is unobtrusive and can answer your questions if you like.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

I loved this museum. So much History to be experienced. they had a pocket watch that belonged to a sheriff that was shot in the 1800s and the only thing that saved his life was the pocket watch. It is smashed from the bullet and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dvcurtis
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a largely undiscovered Salida treasure. The exhibits are wonderful and give you a great sense of Salida's amazing histoyr.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lynn C
Reviewed June 8, 2018

Enjoyed the Bluegrass Festival at Riverside Park and the great eateries in the area. White water rafting kept the men in the family busy!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank karfor53
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Not a big or wonderfull museum. But very helpful people that can provide you with maps and ideas of what can be had in the area.

Date of experience: February 2018
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