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“Basket Case”
Review of Salida Museum

Salida Museum
Ranked #17 of 56 things to do in Salida
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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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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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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 were outstanding. The museum guide was enthusiastic and clearly knowledgeable about Salida’s history. He had stories and answers about everything that caught our attention. We learned that Salida in the late 1800s was a busy railroad center, serving regional nines. Ranching and farming have been important in the area for a long time. Many items from home life and businesses are seen throughout the museum. Salida has evolved from its early activities to its present prominent connection with professional and recreation rafting and kayaking on the Arkansas River and as a tourist destination. A visit to the Salida Museum is definitely worthwhile for adults and children. And if you are wondering what to do during a summer thunderstorm, the museum is a great place to spend some time.

2  Thank Henry A
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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 trip to Salida!

Thank Robert H
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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.

Thank Carolyn S
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