Downtown Lamar. Photo: J. Stephen Conn
Lamar is a quiet, rural town in Southeast Colorado. It’s the biggest town and county seat of Prowers County, with a 2010 population of 7,804. The historic downtown has a few places to eat, sleep and shop.
Petrified Wood Gas Station – The oldest building in the world is actually a tire shop. It’s made from petrified or fossilized wood, built of wood turned to stone, which was found some thirty miles south of Lamar. This one-of-a-kind attraction made it on Ripley’s Believe it Or Not. You can’t miss it on main street, as the highway passes through downtown.