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Museum Complex

The Limon Heritage Museum brings to life the exciting history of Colorado's Hub City!

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OPEN   -  MONDAY-SATURDAY  1-8 pm

 -  Memorial Day (end of May) through Labor Day (end of Aug)

This 5 acre complex brings pioneer living on the Great Plains to life for your entire family. We've got so many fun, interesting things to see and learn that you should plan to visit for several hours. In the Museum Complex you enter a fascinating world captured through wonderful photos, unusual displays and stories of pioneers who fashioned a good life on the unforgiving plains.

Call Limon Town Hall at 719-775-2346 to reserve the large pavilion at the west end of the Railroad Park.

No Charge for Admission - Bring the Entire Family !

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Railroad Park

Discover High Plains Agricultural History

Explore antique machinery and vintage windmills in the Railroad Park adjacent to the Depot Museum.

Share ranching heritage as you view the Prairie Monument, Western Saddle Boxcar and walk back in time through the one-room schoolhouse, rail dining car and Union Pacific Caboose. 

Call Limon Town Hall at 719-775-2346 to reserve the large pavilion at the west end of the Railroad Park.

Limon Depot

Adventure is Waiting for the Whole Family! 

The 1910 Limon Depot, restored and maintained by Heritage Society volunteers, is a community treasure recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Formerly a "Union" depot servicing both Rock Island and Union Pacific railroads, it has become an anticipated stop for tourists and a much-loved reminder of the past for the area.

Address: 899 1st Street, Limon, CO 80828

The Depot houses

 

- Famed Colorado Artist Bob Coonts' "American West" Poster Display

 

- Limon's extensive Houtz Native American Collection

 

- The permanent "Trains on the Plains" exhibit

 

- Restored railroad office, circa 1970

 

- Working N scale model of Limon's 1940's rail yard and

 

- The intriguing photo essay, "Individuals Who Shaped the Eastern Plains."

Exhibit Building

A Stunning Addition to the Heritage Museum's Display Areas.

Life and Legends of the Plains are clearly depicted here.

Check out the old-time-store, gas station and prairie kitchen. View Limon's famous weather station and extensive wheat exhibit. See the beginnings of Limon ... Hub City of the Eastern Plains. Marvel at the full size Cheyenne Tipi and antique sheepherder's wagon.

Address: 701 1st Street, Limon, CO  80828


Directions from I-70  - Use exit 359 or exit 361, go one mile to downtown Limon. From the stoplight, travel 2.5 blocks south to Town Hall. Museum Complex is immediately behind Town Hall. Look for the cool historic railroad cars in Railroad Park.

Limon Heritage Museum
P.O. Box 341
Limon, CO 80828

   
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