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Larger inside than expected!

This is a great find. Lots of history and lots to see. You can really get up close and personal... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
Gina M
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Salida, Colorado
small, complete, and fascinating

if you're a history buff and like to poke around little museums, this one is great. lots of stuff... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
jdamianlapko
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Dearborn, Mi
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406 1/2 W Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO 81201-2236
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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
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
Thank jdamianlapko
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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Reviewed September 14, 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank denver53
Reviewed February 25, 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

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank La8and
Reviewed October 30, 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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank TravelinSoul
Reviewed September 16, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank NewhallCourt
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