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Address: 7515 US Highway 50, Lamar, CO 81052-9565
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Visited Big Timbers while passing through Lamar

On our cross country trip the folks at Big Timbers Museum were very helpful to us in finding the location of the old Savoy Hotel in Lamar. We stopped in to thank them and were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
Richard B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

On our cross country trip the folks at Big Timbers Museum were very helpful to us in finding the location of the old Savoy Hotel in Lamar. We stopped in to thank them and were delighted to see all they had at the museum. Very knowledgeable gals there that told us some great stories about an old bank robber. Lots... More 

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Thank Richard B
Florence, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Didn't get to stay for long, but what they had in this old and new museum is fantastic. Great display from a rancher of the Sand Creek Massacre.

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Limon, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

If you are looking for a good bit about the history of an often overlooked region of Colorado I can certainly recommend Big Timbers. This museum showcases SE Colorado history very well- from the time of Bent's Fort, Sand Creek, through the Wars, and into the present day. In talking with the guide, I also learned that Lamar also had... More 

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1 Thank Robin B
lamar, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

great place to take my son he had a blast looking at all the equipment, cars etc. worth the visit very nicely kept

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1 Thank Danin M
Fresno, California
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

I had such a surprisingly good time here! It was pretty cool to learn about the history of the area and the lady working there was so wonderful... she taught me so much! I loved hearing about the wild west outlaw aspect of the history. It was also really interesting learning about a few famous citizens. I would definitely recommend... More 

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Scott City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

We arrived just 20 minutes before closing, but the curator gave us a nice whirlwind tour of the highlights. We just went too early in the year; summer hours don't begin until June.

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3 Thank JKJK39051
Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

Very friendly staff & a comfortable intimate atmosphere. I was able to research & explore on my own & some one was nearby to answer any questions I had. I definitely plan to return when ever I'm in town.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

When we visited recently and I asked about the dustbowl exhibit (seen here), the docent told me they didn't have a dustbowl exhibit. She says people ask for it all the time and that someone donated some tiny black and white pictures that one day they would go through and choose a few for an exhibit. What they do have,... More 

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2 Thank Jude G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013 via mobile

I am a fan of history and this is one is a real hidden jewel. The lady was very nice and helpful with questions we had, and even our five year old enjoyed this place. Will return again!

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1 Thank ColoradoAce1
Ogden, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

We almost couldn't figure out how to get off the highway to this place! I think we circled back twice! They have an impressive collection of wagons and carriages! Didn't have My good cameras with Me! Darn It!

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