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.
The town resides at 3,619 feet of elevation in Prowers County on the eastern plains.
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.
Camping: Read about the camping near La Junta and Lamar.
Hotels and lodging:
- Read about the best hotels in Lamar.
Activities near Lamar
State Wildlife Areas:
- Two Buttes Reservoir SWA (36mi)
- Burlington (109mi)
- Cheyenne Wells (69mi)
- Granada (17mi)
- Holly (28mi)
- Kit Carson (55mi)
- Two Buttes (49mi)
- Walsh (67mi)
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