Located out on the plains of Colorado, Limon is a town with a heritage as a railroad town linking the plains to the west coast. Situated an hour and a half from both Denver and Colorado Springs, Limon is known as eastern Colorado’s “hub city,” as it links I-70 to a number of other routes throughout the state. But don’t just pass Limon by on the highway; there are multiple ways to explore the history of the plains, as well as options for more modern entertainment. If you’re looking for Limon, Colorado hotels, make sure to book with Choice Hotels and save.
When visiting Limon, CO, make sure to check out the following attractions:
Limon occupies a special place in Colorado’s history, and this is on full display at the Limon Heritage Museum. The museum also features an exhibit building that tracks Limon’s history from its days as a railroad outpost up to the present, with rotating exhibits about life on the plains, and offers visitors a chance to see old farming equipment.
Just as it connects highways today, Limon was a major transportation hub in the days when trains were the primary mode of transport, connecting the Union Pacific Railroad to eastern rail lines. The Rock Island Railroad Depot, located just next to the heritage museum, provides visitors a great opportunity to learn about what life was like in the railroading days. This site serves as Colorado’s only restored railroad depot on the Rock Island line, and now houses a number of artifacts and displays. Stroll the grounds around the depot and check out the types of rail cars from trains that traveled the line, including a fully restored dining car.
If you are interested in checking out a different kind of historical site, visit Tamarack Golf Course. Enjoy a relaxing round at one of the oldest nine-hole courses in Colorado. Open year round, this “jewel of the plans” ensures a good time for golfers of all ability levels.
If you are looking for a more eccentric look back into history, head a few miles down the road and visit the World’s Wonder View Tower in nearby Genoa. Built in 1934 at the highest point between New York and Denver, this 65-foot tower boasted views of six states. Today, this vintage tourist destination also functions as a gift shop and a museum full of curiosities like a two-headed calf, as well as a number of native Americana artifacts.
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