Learn about the settlers to the San Luis Valley and the region’s history at the San Luis Valley Museum. It’s open year round in downtown Alamosa.
The San Luis Valley is one of the largest high desert valleys in the world, at approximately 125 miles long and 65 miles wide. It’s bigger than Connecticut and lies at 7,000 feet.
The museum displays local artifacts and photographs showing life in the early west. Ranching was and is one of the main stays of the region, farmers specializing in cool weather crops.
- Indian Artifacts
- Hispanic settlers
- Japanese-American community
- Adams State College
- Military regalia
Displays include what a general store, post office and typical classroom would have been like, in a made-up-town called Wayside.
Address: 401 Hunt Ave, Alamosa
Season: Year round
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, closed Sunday and Monday