Presented by the San Luis Valley Museum Association

San Luis Valley Museum Association 1414 2nd Street
Alamosa, CO 81101
Kat Olance

(719) 580-4346

Information regarding all museums in the association

Conejos County Museum 5252 US Hwy 285
PO Box 829
Antonito, CO 81120

(719) 376-2049 (800) 835-1098

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Silo Park

The Warshauer Mansion

Creede Historical Society 17 Main Street
PO Box 608
Creede, CO 81130
Jim Loud

(719) 658-2303
(719) 658-2004

Old Photographs

History Reference Books

Hand-Drawn Fire Wagon

Horse-Drawn Hearse

Creede Underground Mining Museum PO Box 422
503 Forest Svc Rd #9 Creede, CO 81130
Rick & Diana Brown

(719) 658-0811

History of the Silver Boom in Creede

See How Real Silver Mining Was Done

The Crestone Historical Museum 108 West Galena Avenue
PO Box 84
Crestone, CO 81131
James McCalpin

(719) 256-4313

History of the Crestone-Baca area

Visitor Center for the Crestone area

Fort Garland Museum 29447 Highway 159
PO Box 368
Fort Garland, CO 81133
Anita McDaniel

(719) 379-3512
(719) 379-3479

Adobe-style Fort 1858-1883

Civil War Post

Commander Kit Carson

Famed 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers

Francisco Fort Museum 306 S Main St
POB 263
La Veta, CO 81055
Kim McKee, Director

(719) 742-5501

Hispanic and Native American Heritage

Adobe Fort


Coal Mining

Hazard House Museum 807 Pitkin Avenue Saguache, CO 81149 Dorraine Gasseling

(719) 655-2557

The Affluent Lifestyle of the 1920s and 1930s

Oriental Room

Christmas Room

Grand Piano

Hinsdale County Museum 130 North Silver St
POB 353
Lake City, CO 81235
Harvey DuChene, Director

(970) 944-2050

D&RG Railroad History

Ghost Tours

Slumgullion Earthflow

Lost Bridges

Jack Dempsey Museum 412 Main Street
PO Box 130
Manassa, CO 81141
Michelle Richardson

Subject line must contain "Jack Dempsey"

(719) 843-5207
(Evelyn Tibbets at Town Hall)

Birthplace of the World's Greatest Heavyweight Boxer of the 20th Century

Lookout Mountain Observatory Association PO Box 472
Del Norte, CO  81132
Alva Hibbs

History of the old Observatory located on Lookout Mountain in Del Norte

Efforts to find and restore the missing telescope

The new observatory and the Star Parties it hosts

Luther E. Bean Museum Adams State College Luther Bean Museum Richardson Hall #256 208 Edgemont Blvd Alamosa, CO 81102 Dr. Dick Goddard

(719) 587-7151

ASC Website

Fine Arts Gallery Featuring Works by Local Artists

The Woodard Collection of Artifacts from Around the World

Native American and Hispanic Works of Art

Monte Vista Historical Society

110 Jefferson Street
PO Box 323
Monte Vista, CO 81144

Peggy Barr
Peg Schall

(719) 849-9320 (719) 849-0974

Over 1,500 Photographs

History Reference Books


Rio Grande County Museum 580 Oak Street
Del Norte, CO 81132

Also Home to the
Del Norte Vistors' Center
Louise Colville

(719) 657-2847

Indian Rock Art

Hispanic Settlers

Baking in an Horno

Fur Trappers

Search for Land, Freedom, Gold & Silver

Ryan Geological Museum 208 Edgemont Blvd
Adams State College
Alamosa, CO 81102
Dr. Rob Benson

(719) 587-7921

Over 5,000
Fossils and Minerals
On Display

Saguache County Museum US Highway 285
PO Box 243
Saguache, CO 81149
Dorraine Gasseling

(719) 655-2557

Old Jail House

Restored Home with Original Furnishings

Rocks and Minerals

Fine China Dolls

Alferd Packer

Hazard House from the 1920's and 1930's

San Luis Museum and Cultural Center

Currently Closed for Renovations
401 Church Place
PO Box 9
San Luis, CO 81152
Bob Rael

(719) 672-0999

San Luis de La Culebra Mural

Hispanic Colcha Embroidery

The San Luis Valley Museum 401 Hunt Avenue
PO Box 1593
Alamosa, CO 81101
Dorothy Brandt

(719) 587-0667

The People Who Helped Settle The San Luis Valley

Indians, Hispanics, Military, Railroaders, Miners, Japanese, Cowboys, Farmers

Transportation of the West Museum 916 First Avenue
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Peggy Barr
Peg Schall

(719) 849-0974 (719) 849-9320

A Different Museum!

Early Modes of Transportation in the San Luis Valley

100-Year-Old Buggy

Homelake Veterans' History Museum

3749 Sherman Avenue
PO Box 97
Homelake, CO 81135
Sue Getz

(719) 580-0023

Colorado State Veterans Center

(719) 852-5118

A unique museum featuring the history of Colorado and American Veterans

Blue Star Museums

The museums wearing the Blue Star in our index are participating in an Operation Appreciation initiative from Blue Star Families in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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