Heritage Museum in Limon, Colorado

I, Zeb the Duck, Soapy Smith Duck and little Pumpkin Duck, traveled about 90 miles east of Denver to Limon, Colorado.

Limon on the eastern plains of Colorado

Limon on the eastern plains of Colorado

We visited a nice museum.   The Heritage Museum is really two museums in one.

Heritage Museum in Limon

Heritage Museum in Limon

The museum is open only during the summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.   We were there this fall, so it was closed, but still interesting.   Many outside exhibits seemed permanent.

This stuff is great!

This stuff is great!

We started at the Limon Heritage Museum where we found old farm equipment.   Limon’s local history includes farms and ranches, Native American Indians and the railroad.   These tractors show changes over the years.

Tractors through the years

Tractors through the years

We liked this garden cultivator,

We ducks cannot push this

We ducks cannot push this garden cultivator

powered by human energy.

Walking along the farm and ranch equipment, within a couple blocks we are at the Limon Depot Museum.

Trains are fun

Trains are fun

This was a real train depot.  Here is the car that rides the train rails,

Moves on train tracks

Moves on train tracks

often used by employees.   This train has the snowplow.

Can plow through snow drifts

Can plow through snow drifts

The Pullman,

Would be fun to sleep on the train

Would be fun to sleep on the train

or sleeper car, is probably open in the summer. This picnic or rest area would be great on a warm day.  We liked sitting here.

Have a picnic or just relax here.

Have a picnic or just relax here.

If you are in or near Limon, stop here to relax and enjoy this museum.   Near the museum we saw this mural.

Very large mural

Very large mural

Limon’s history is portrayed here, including farming, Native American Indians and the railroad.  Limon is at the junction of US 40 and I-70.   Limon is a nice place for a stop of a few hours or a few days.  We liked our visit.

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