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Salida Museum

406 1/2 W Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO 81201-2236
+1 719-539-4602
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Interesting small town museum

A lot of history about the town and the area from the railroad connection, the water kayaking to... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
denver53
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Denver, Colorado
unexpected Salida gem

We spent a cold, wet afternoon exploring Salida and some of its amazing history. Guides were... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Clive L
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“early days” (2 reviews)
“small town” (3 reviews)
“artifacts” (6 reviews)
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406 1/2 W Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO 81201-2236
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

A lot of history about the town and the area from the railroad connection, the water kayaking to the "madams" of the past who practiced there.

Thank denver53
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We spent a cold, wet afternoon exploring Salida and some of its amazing history. Guides were intimately knowledgeable and provided an interesting and well informed insight to historic Salida

Thank Clive L
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited this a few times when living in the area and once again when we just went back to Colorado for a visit. It is small and quaint, but there is a great deal of information and history in all you see. Ask questions...More

Thank TravelinSoul
Reviewed 16 September 2016

An interesting and enlightening visit with a guide who was more than happy to show us the key artefacts and tell us some fascinating tales about the town's railroad and mining history. We were very appreciative of the guide's knowledge and enthusiasm and although the...More

Thank NewhallCourt
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We have seen the museum many times but only recently visited and were very pleasantly surprised. The museum docents are friendly and knowledgeable.The Salida Museum contains displays of tools and artifacts associated with railroading, mining, farming, and ranching in Colorado, as well as, photographs of...More

Thank Texan1110
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We loved this museum, a very good collection of artifacts representing the history of this small town and the surrounding area. Our guide was well-versed in the collection, knew his history, and easily communicated his enthusiasm. All the guides are volunteers - volunteers make this...More

Thank Kathleen V
Reviewed 14 July 2016

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...More

2  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 11 July 2016

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...More

1  Thank pansburg
Reviewed 2 June 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.

2  Thank Gordon A
Reviewed 23 July 2015

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

1  Thank Mountainmaddness
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