The San Luis Valley Museum

Join Us In Reliving The Past Of This Fabulous Valley

401 Hunt Avenue
PO Box 1593
Alamosa, CO 81101
(719) 587-0667
Dorothy Brandt
10-4pm Tuesday - Saturday Year Round
Closed Sundays and Mondays
Adults $2.00
Students and Children $1.00
Children under 5 years old Free
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Mural  
Telling the story of the people who explored and settled in the San Luis Valley

The San Luis Valley is one of the largest high desert valleys in the world, lying at an altitude of over 7,000 feet.  It is approximately 125 miles long and over 65 miles wide.  Surrounded by the peaks of the Sangre de Cristo mountains to the east and the San Juan mountains to the west, the valley is the size of Connecticut and is larger than many states and countries.

The Museum has educational displays featuring artifacts, photographs, antiques and collectibles portraying early ranch and farm life.  It features exhibits of Indian artifacts, Hispanic settlers, the Japanese-American community, Adams State College, Military regalia and early railroading.

Museum displays show what an early mercantile or general store was like, along with a model US Post Office of years past, adjacent to a typical country grade school classroom designed around a valley town called Wayside, Colorado on the Maddox Ranch.

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Butcher Day on the Crow Ranch We Honor Veterans
From All the Wars
Turn-of-the-Century
Post Office
Post Office in Fictitious Wayside, Colorado
Hispanic Heritage Hispanic Heritage
In the San Luis Valley
First Steamboat on
The Rio Grande River
First Steamboat on the Rio Grande River
Original Eskimo Outfit Original Eskimo Outfit

Donated by the Priest
Who Wore It
Exhibit of Cowboy Gear Cowboy Exhibit 
Items from the Early Days of Railroading Items Used in the
Early Days
of Railroading
History of the Dairy Industry
in early Alamosa
History of the Dairy Industry in Alamosa
Old School Room Old School Room
The Story of
Indians in the
San Luis Valley
 Indian Exhibit
Adams State College Photographs Display of Old
Adams State College
Photographs
INSECTS & WILDLIFE

Butterflies and bugs from all over the world and right here in Colorado
Insect Exhibit
Nazi Uniform NAZI UNIFORM

Worn by German Prisoners of War in the San Luis Valley
ARROWHEADS
AND STONE TOOLS

Impressive Collection
On Display
In the Museum
Arrowhead and Stone Tools
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