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Salida Museum

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Address: 406 1/2 W. Rainbow Blvd. (U.S. 50), Salida, CO
Phone Number: 719/539-4602
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Great little museum for history of Salida

My wife and I spent an hour in this great little museum. Lots of artifacts from the early days of Salida and the railroad. The collection is well curated for a volunteer run... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mark B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent an hour in this great little museum. Lots of artifacts from the early days of Salida and the railroad. The collection is well curated for a volunteer run museum with lots of informative text. We really enjoyed the "Guess what this is" displays. The docent that was there when we visited was friendly and knowledgeable... More 

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denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The volunteer staff at this little gem of a museum is fabulous. The museum itself has many artifacts telling the story of Salida. The volunteer docent was passionate and knowledgeable. Definitely worth the price of entry to learn about the fascinating folks who created this funky little mountain town.

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Thank pansburg
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Lots of good artifacts. Worth a visit. If you do not know what is meant by the saying, "Someone is a basket case", you can find the answer at the Salida Museum.

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Thank Gordon A
Cedar Park, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice little museum packed full of interesting memorabilia covering multiple aspects of the early days in the area.

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Thank Mountainmaddness
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

When family members from Florida and South Carolina said they would like to see places in Colorado where they had never visited, I decided Salida would be the place to go. Our visitors were interested in learning about the history of this very interesting small town, so we went to the Salida Museum. We thought the collections, displays and explanations... More 

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Thank Henry A
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had a great time learning about local history from Bob Campbell as we toured this museum, even got to see the famous "Fur-bearing Trout" featured in an episode of the Mysteries at the Museum television show! Lots of interesting items attached to famous historical figures all with a local Salida connection. Will be back to see it again next... More 

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Thank Robert H
Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The animas city museum is quite interesting with lots of history displayed. This once was the animas school and therein lies more history. The people in charge there are very informed and extremely friendly and helpful. Always visit when in durango, co and never disappointed.

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Thank Carolyn S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Friendly people who volunteer their time there. Hometown museum. Enjoyed the layed back feeling. 2 large rooms with lots of antiques etc, many of which were donated by residents.

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Thank Jacqueline f
Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Mountain Motel owner set us up for an almost private tour. We asked many questions. Took a lot of pictures. The volunteers loved telling us their stories. They are trying to improve the museum. The staff was very dedicated to creating a memorable experience.

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Round Rock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is quite an interesting little museum. Enjoyed personal information and history while there from one of the volunteers. This place has a lot of historical things in a fairly small amount of space. The museum is very easy to find, to access. Saw some items that were last seen a very long time ago and the history of same.

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