Open Memorial Day to Labor Day

Thurs - Sat, 1pm to 7pm; Sun, 1pm to 4pm

Mon - Wed, closed

The Museum board gathered around a cake for the museum's 25th Birthday Party.

The Limon Heritage Society - We are the group of people behind the Limon Heritage Museum and Railroad Park Complex. It is through the organization's hard work that the Limon Heritage Museum and Railroad Park Complex has evolved, grown, and flourished. The society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the state of Colorado.

The Mission of the Limon Heritage Society is to bring to life the rich history of Limon and the surrounding Eastern Colorado plains by acquiring, preserving and sharing objects of our past. We will be a source of discovery, inspiration, and life-long learning for the general public and local citizens. flourish

History of the Limon Heritage Society and the Limon Heritage Museum and Railroad Park Complex - Interest in a museum for Limon started with discussions among business leaders and community members alike. A group began to meet in 1984, and the Limon Heritage Society evolved.

The group began to look for a facility to host the museum. Item donations came pouring in. The vacant Bank Hotel seemed like an ideal location. Then the 1990 tornado hit Limon, and the hotel became a casualty. The old Rock Island depot, which had lain vacant after the end of the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad, was just getting cleaned up for the Twilight Limited Train rides.

The Limon Heritage Society worked with the Town of Limon to acquire the railroad depot for use by the group for a museum. Restoration was needed and grants applied for. Hard work got the depot in shape. Several donations of desks and other items that had come out of the depot were recieved.

The depot became home for the Daniel Houtz Native American collection. A N-scale model railroad was built to resemble the town of Limon in 1940, with her 2 railroads: the Rock Island and the Union Pacific. flourish

Harold Lowe recieving research and development grant from Gov Roy Romer

How to Support Us - There are a variety of ways to help suppport the heritage society and the museum, both directly and indirectly.

Membership - Membership is on an yearly basis. Our membership drive is usually in late December and into January when we have our annual banquet and auction. You can join at any time--just download the membership application .pdf and send it in.

Volunteer - Museum guides are an important part of keeping the museum open and operating during the summer season. Other ways to volunteer include helping with the gardens, working at work days and other projects, and much more. Contact the museum at our contact numbers to find out more ways to volunteer.

Bricks - Make a lasting memorial to family or a local business by purchasing a brick. Each brick will reside in one of several areas of the gardens. Proceeds go to supporting the museum and are tax deductible. Download the order form .pdf for additional information and pricing.

Memorial Tree Grove - Another way to make a lasting memorial to family or friend, is the add a tree to the Memorial Tree Grove. The grove lies along the road between the railroad depot and the exhibit building. Proceeds go to supporting the museum and are tax deductible.

Amazon Smile - "Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice." We hope you select our organization, which is listed as "Limon Train Ride and Heritage Society". For details on how to start shopping with AmazonSmile, go to Your AmazonSmile account will be the same as your account.

Randy Bowen pottery - Randy and Shannon Bowen live and work in the Black Forest area of Colorado. We are honored to carry Randy's very unique stoneware pottery in vivid, earthy tones.

Meetings - The Limon Heritage Society's board of directors meets most months of the year on the 4th Thursday of the month. Meetings are generally held at the museum office at the Exhibit Building, commencing at 6pm. Everything from new aquisitions and displays to finances and special events are discussed and planned. flourish

Members attending a meeting inside the museum with the Russell Gates Mercantile in the background.

Links - We've listed here some handy links for the museum and for community organizations.

facebook iconFacebook - follow the museum on FB for our most current activities and peeks into the past.

Town of Limon hub city logoTown of Limon - Limon's official town government website.

Limon Chamber of Commerce logoChamber of Commerce - The Chamber's official website prompting businesses and activities in the town of Limon.

See Lincoln County with wheat and antelope logoSee Lincoln County- Tourism website highlighting the communities and happenings throughout Lincoln County.

Our Journey logoOur Journey- What to see and do in Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln counties - the Central Colorado Plains. Download their free "Train Ticket" for free admission to the museums located in the 4-county area.

The front of the Exhibit Building with a Facebook Like thumbs up.