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.
Our plan starting the weekend of November 23rd is: Saturday – 10-5, Sunday – 1-5. (Volunteer Larry Kovacic will open on other days as he has time) If you are available on Saturdays 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)
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 Song Ver 1 from the 1978 45rpm record
The volunteers at the Salida Museum have painted the caboose in Centennial Park. It is now a nice bright red with black trim. The museum and caboose are located between I and J streets on Hwy 50, Salida, CO. Our thanks to the Salida Sherwin-Williams paint store for graciously supplying the paint. We started painting on Friday June 28th and spent several Mondays painting it, finishing in August. There is still more to do to help the caboose, anyone interested in helping can stop by most Saturdays and see what needs to be done. Larry and John cleaned out the caboose late August and it needs a lot of work. To see the new paint job and to see what the caboose looks like inside, go to our Facebook pages.