You Will Want To Follow The Colorado Museum Trail To These 20 Must-See Museums
With an intriguing and downright fascinating past, Colorado is a fantastic place for history buffs, thanks to our well-preserved dinosaur tracks and trails, Native American sites, tourable mines, and more. If you are a lover of all things history and want to see and learn as much as possible, do yourself a favor and follow the Colorado Museum Trail to these 20 must-see museums and exhibitions:
Please note, Transportation of the West Museum is temporarily closed.
Nestled away in the beautiful San Luis Valley (pictured), the San Luis Valley Museum Association is a 20+-year-old organization that strives to be "Your Pathway to the History of the San Luis Valley and southern Colorado," which they do via their incredible Museum Trail.
Featuring 20 mostly volunteer-run museums, the San Luis Valley Museum Association and their Museum Trail strive to "preserve, protect and celebrate the history of the San Luis Valley," with nearly every museum highlighting a different part of this amazing area.
Whether you are interested in Native American history, mining in the area, or even patriotic exhibitions, you will find something to love along the unique Museum Trail.
Which area museums are part of the San Luis Valley Museum Association and Museum Trail? The route includes everything from the Transportation of the West Museum to the Hazard House Museum and Creede Underground Mining Museum.
For a full list of participating museums, their cost of admission, and hours of operation, please click
In addition to the museums around the San Luis Valley, the Museum Trail also includes that of the Francisco Fort in La Veta, Hinsdale County Museum in Lake City, and Old Spanish Trail "outdoor" museum (pictured), genuinely making the path a one-stop-shop for all things history!
If you are interested in supporting the San Luis Valley Museum Association and its impressive Museum Trail - or if you would like to learn more - please visit their
Which Colorado museum is your favorite? Let us know in the comments or via our
nomination form! For even more of our favorite museums around the Centennial State, check out these 7 Little Known Museums In Colorado Where Admission Is Free. Address: San Luis Valley, Colorado 81136, USA
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