The Limon Heritage Museum & Railroad Park houses a Rock Island/Union Pacific Depot (listed on the National Historic Register), an Exhibit Building with permanent and changing displays, a 1914 Lunch Counter-Diner, Union Pacific caboose, 1890s boxcar, sheep wagons, a Cheyenne tipi, a Native American exhibit, working chuck wagon, and a one-room schoolhouse. The park includes windmills, machinery, prairie monument and picnic area.
This is a small but informative history presentation in an open air format. American history and train buffs are a must. There were curators available that could tell you history of the area as well.
Our family stopped to stretch our legs and had a great time at the museum! Our 4, 3, and 1-year-old were all encouraged by the staff/volunteers to explore and touch things!
If you are interested in American History, including the old west and life on the plains, this is a museum you need to stop in and see. Plan about an hour to 1.5 hours to visit with the folks at the museum and see the displays. Definitely worth the stop.
If you find yourself in Limon and have a few spare moments... this is a must see. A very impressive small town Heritage Museum. Full of all sorts of goodies for anyone that is interested in experiencing what it was like years ago, take the kids so they can get a real feel for years gone by. It has a one room schoolhouse, train cars, old medicine cabinets, and so much more. It's free, however, consider putting in a donation ~ for a small town to keep up such an impressive view of yesteryear they would appreciate the funding help. Oh.. they have a real Chuckwagon ~ for the cowboy in all of us.
I did not expect such a small town to have such a wonderful heritage museum. It, the railroad cars, and other exhibits were really quite impressive for such a small place. History buffs would enjoy the place, as would train buffs.
Luv this place! So many things to learn and see. People in Limon are super friendly!
What a neat place' well maintained and interesting' great exhibits and lots to do' plus you get to see where the big tornado started that hit Limon about 15 years ago' worth your time! We loved the trains!
This was a nice little museum and its free, they only ask for an Donation. It has alot on the History of Limon, and nice displays for being on the small side. But they display it well. Also a walk away checkout the Railroad Depot. They have a Nice Train Display as well which mimics the town of Limon.
Don't miss the two museums in Limon if you find yourself with some time on your hands. They are remarkably well done, and show so much history of the settler and heyday of days gone by for these little towns. Bravo to the folks of Limon for all the volunteer effort that has gone in to making the museums a success!
We were staying at a motel down the road, and walked our dogs around the Limon City Hall, and past this little museum. We were walking after dark, so the museum was obviously closed. We enjoyed looking at the old trucks and other antiques on the grounds. Wish we could have gone inside!
This place has come a long way over the years. If you've ever been curious at to Limon's past and it's roots, this is a great place to visit. The railroad displays are awesome to walk through.