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Big Timbers Museum

7515 US Highway 50, Lamar, CO 81052-9565
+1 719-336-2472
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Filled with local history

It's a small museum with tons of artefacts, photos, clothing and stories about the local area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LisaS1967
via mobile
Basic local museum

Good local museum. Had a small exhibit on the Sand Creek Massacre. While it was interesting, it... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
DB67154
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Whitewater, Kansas
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“sand creek” (5 reviews)
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7515 US Highway 50, Lamar, CO 81052-9565
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+1 719-336-2472
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a small museum with tons of artefacts, photos, clothing and stories about the local area. The transportation section has several old Fords and horse buggys. There is a display about the Sands Creek Massacre and Lamar robbery. Staff from the historical society are knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Good local museum. Had a small exhibit on the Sand Creek Massacre. While it was interesting, it was mostly about recovering artifacts. It would have been great to have more info on the original event. All in all, for small town museum with limited resources,...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a piece of history, this is the place to visit. Staff will answer all your questions. plane for an hour.

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Lots of things to see here. Some of the collections seem to be disconnected, but lots of local history represented.

Thank Dee S
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

While the volunteer was new to the center, we had most all of our questions answered, they have a great collection of artifacts from the Sand Creek Massacre, a dark day in our past, the Feagle arrest and how the FBI solved used forensics to...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

On our cross country trip the folks at Big Timbers Museum were very helpful to us in finding the location of the old Savoy Hotel in Lamar. We stopped in to thank them and were delighted to see all they had at the museum. Very...More

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Didn't get to stay for long, but what they had in this old and new museum is fantastic. Great display from a rancher of the Sand Creek Massacre.

Thank Philip Q
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

If you are looking for a good bit about the history of an often overlooked region of Colorado I can certainly recommend Big Timbers. This museum showcases SE Colorado history very well- from the time of Bent's Fort, Sand Creek, through the Wars, and into...More

1  Thank Robin B
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

great place to take my son he had a blast looking at all the equipment, cars etc. worth the visit very nicely kept

1  Thank Danin M
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Reviewed 27 February 2015

I had such a surprisingly good time here! It was pretty cool to learn about the history of the area and the lady working there was so wonderful... she taught me so much! I loved hearing about the wild west outlaw aspect of the history....More

2  Thank casey h
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