“Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day”
The displays in the Exhibit Building present a fascinating chronicle of Limon's development and provide the visitor with a "you are there" sense of Limon's growth depicting a small town's changes. See historic photos and stories of Main Street, the town movers and shakers, Gates Merchantile, the 1930's prairie home, legendary ranches, and innovative wheat farmers. See the popular Changing Exhibits Gallery which has new exhibits professionally displayed. See award-winning photos of the "Shortgrass Prairie", displays of growing wheat, and the area ranches. The Depot is one of three remaining Rock Island depots in Colorado in it's original location and the only one restored. It is a lively testament to the importance of the Iron Horse in Limon's development. For visitors who come from all over the world, it offers a unique opportunity to step back in time and experience a way of life almost forgotten when seven passenger trains a day stopped in Limon. Up to eight freight trains still use the Union Pacific track south of the depot. Several times a week history comes alive as freight trains from Kyle Railway cross the track in front of the depot to connect with the Union Pacific Railroad. The Union Pacific, formerly the Kansas Pacific, came to Colorado in 1870. The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad completed it's track from Chicago to Limon in 1889. Limon was famous as the site of the "Limon Shuffle" where the popular Rock Island Rocky Mountain Rocket would split into two trains. One would go on to Colorado Springs and the other to Denver.
Really neat place to stop, especially for someone who loves trains and arrowheads!!!
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Limon Heritage Museum
- Thu - Sat: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Sun: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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