Transportation of the West Museum

See Early Modes of Transportation
In the San Luis Valley

916 First Avenue
Monte Vista, CO 81144
(719) 849-0974
(719) 849-9320  
Peggy Barr
Peg Schall
Open 12:30pm - 3:00pm Tuesday - Saturday
May through September
Donations Appreciated
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of the West
Sign on the Transportation of the West Museum

The Museum, located on the East side of the historic Fassett Building,
incorporates early modes of transportation used in the San Luis Valley
from the floor of the valley to the mining camps.
The Monte Vista Historical Society is temporarily relocating to 916 First Avenue in Monte Vista.
Photos from Monte Vista HS collections will be on display at the Transportation Museum.
They will be hosting the "100 Years of San Luis Valley Reservoirs" in May until the middle of June.

Looking for something different in a museum?
Visit the Transportation of the West Museum in Monte Vista
located in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado.

The location is on Highway 160 at 916 First Avenue,
with two entrances -- one on the north side, another through the coffee shop of Collections West at the corner of First and Adams.

Items on display include those of the horse and buggy days, the 1880s-1900s railroad, farming, sports, and numerous photographs.

Travel through the years of change in transportation by viewing the many captioned photographs provided by the Monte Vista Historical Society .

The history of transportation in the West form the 1880s through the 1930s comes alive through these pictures.

The Monte Vista Urban Renewal Authority welcomes you to visit this museum and other sites in and around Monte Vista.

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100 Year Old Buggy 100-YEAR-OLD

Forged in the 1880s
D&RG Railroad items forged in the 1800s at Alamosa Foundry
Railroad Memorabilia from early Valley railroads RAILROAD
Old Farm Tools and Photographs of farming methods
Leather working bench and side-saddle LEATHER WORKING BENCH

Circa 1913
1913 Wool Baseball Uniform
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