Museum Location

The museum is located in Centennial Park near Salida Hot Springs Pool and adjacent to the Chamber of Commerce visitor center on “I” Street at U.S. Highway 50 West. After Labor Day, with the help of volunteers, the museum is open just few days a week. If you are looking to visit the museum and need a special time or day contact us and we will see what we can work out.

Summer 2014

DSC5415_BW_Flip_NEWSummer Heat, Summer Fun! We have had guest from all over the world this summer and have enjoyed telling the story of Salida and the Upper Arkansas Valley. A visit can be as long and 10 or 15 minutes or several hours. We are open this summer: Saturday – 11-5; Sunday – CLOSED; Monday – 11-5; Tuesday 11-5; Wednesday 11-5; Thursday 11-5; Friday 11-5. If you are available and would like to join our wonderful volunteers we would love to hear from you. Or if you would like to help with special events, like the second grade visits or other things, go to our contact page to let us know you want to volunteer. Thank you and hope to see you soon! (and as always, to see if we are open call: 719-539-7483; summer hours have started this year on Memorial Day, Saturday, May 31st and will go through Labor Day) Don’t forget to visit our history display at the new Salida Five and Dime on the corner of 2nd and F streets.

The Salida Museum Playing Card Fund Raisier

The Salida Museum presents Real Souvenir Playing Cards for the Salida Museum. A “Fun & Historic” deck of 56 normal casino quality playing cards celebrating . . . Salida, Colorado, the “Heart of the Rockies!”

You can sponsor a card and put . . . “In Memory of . . . ”  or  “Sponsored by . . . ” as a personal statement or to help promote your business. Each card face in the deck will be sponsored by a local business, family, organization, person or whomever wants to play a part in the deck. This is a great way to advertise your group/organization or just put your family name on a piece of history.

There are 3 different levels to participate in this fund raiser:

$75 to sponsor any number card of any suite.

$150 to sponsor any face card of any suite or one of the wild cards.

$250 to sponsor one of the Aces.

And if you like, you may sponsor more than one card.

If you are interested please call the Salida Museum and leave your contact information and that you would like to join our current fund raiser. 719-539-7483, we will get back with you as soon as possible. (Hurry, the chance for participating in the fund raiser is ending soon)

From Depot Sam

Howdy Folks, Depot Sam here. The good people at the SalidaMuseum have decided to let me stop by from time to time and tell you a little about Salida and the surrounding area. We’ll see what we can dig up about the Arkansas Valley and some of the mountain mining towns, people and stories. Stop by the museum’s website here and click on on my name “Depot Sam” in the menu. Oh, and be sure to visit the museum every chance you can and make sure you join the association, heck, it’s only ten dollars a year.

Salida – Heart of the Rockies – Song

Salida Song Ver 1 from the 1978 45rpm record