The Salida Museum

The Salida Museum is located in Centennial Park, near the Salida Hot Springs Pool, in the same building as the Chamber of Commerce office on the corner of I Street and US Highway 50. Locate The Salida Museum with Google Maps.

It is open daily, 11:00am to 5:00pm, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The Salida Museum contains a treasury of Native American artifacts, vintage household furnishings, artwork, historic photographs, and implements associated with local railroading, mining, farming, and ranching activities.  The Museum collection, first displayed in 1954, was established at its current location in 1976.  The Museum is available for historical and genealogical research.

Early Salida Sign at the Salida Museum
Early Salida Sign at the Salida Museum

The Salida Museum is managed, in cooperation with the City of Salida, by the Salida Museum Association, a volunteer organization that is also responsible for the Smeltertown smokestack and the one-room Maysville School.

Original Rio Grande Conductors Uniform
Original Rio Grande Conductors Uniform

Volunteers are currently working to restore the smokestack and renovate the Maysville School.
If you are interested in becoming a Museum Association member or volunteering for museum projects, contact the Museum during business hours at 719-539-7483

Visit our website at

Salida Museum Association
406 Highway 50 West
Salida CO 81201-2236
[email protected]

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3 Responses to “The Salida Museum”

  1. Earle Kittleman

    Let me add that the nonprofit Salida Museum Association is an all-volunteer organization. Anyone who volunteers gets to know the collection quite well and that is satisfaction enough. Last year we were lucky to have enough volunteers to keep the museum open 7-days-a-week and I hope we have more volunteers in 2009.

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  2. Joy Jones

    I would like to join the Salida Museum Association.

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    • Earle Kittleman

      Please send me your contact information, so I can send you membership information. Thanks for your interest. My phone is 719-539-6153.

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