Colorado Attractions February 11, 2018
Why This One Tiny Town Is Secretly The Best Place In Colorado
Colorado’s mountains and Front Range are two of the most popular destinations in the state, but if you have yet to venture out further east, you are truly missing out! Case in point: this tiny Colorado town that not many people have heard of but is by far one of the best in the state:
Please note, Kit Carson County Carousel is temporarily closed.
Located along I-70 near the Colorado/Kansas border is that of Burlington; a town of 4,000 that was established in 1888 in anticipation of the incoming railroad.
Referred to as "Colorado's backyard," Burlington became a major hub for agriculture after its original plans to become a junction for multiple railroads didn’t pan out and today produces some of the largest quantities of corn and wheat in the state.
In addition to Burlington being known for its friendly residents and rich history, the Eastern Plains town is also a must-visit for its Old Town Museum...
Resembling Burlington in the 1900s, the iconic Old Town Museum houses 21 fully restored buildings (including a working soda fountain, jail, and manor house), can-can dancers, shops, and several hands-on opportunities!
...historic Kit Carson County Carousel...
Originally manufactured in 1905 for Elitch Gardens, the Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel #6 was sold to Kit Carson County in 1928 after Elitches acquired a more modern carousel and STILL runs today.
...charming downtown area...
Delicious mom and pop restaurants, boutiques, and thrift stores? The gangs all here in Burlington!
...and a number of annual festivals, concerts, and other not-to-miss special events.
Check out The City of Burlington's
for a full list of upcoming events.
As if all of the above weren't reason enough to visit, Burlington also boasts a gorgeous and peaceful plains setting, perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
After visiting Burlington, be sure to visit these other
10 Small Towns In Colorado That Offer Nothing But Peace And Quiet.