Looking for a fun, family getaway that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? Take a road trip and see the Colorado nobody told you about. Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln counties have joined forces to create Our Journey, a website that showcases interesting things to do on Colorado’s Central Plains.
You can visit 12 museums and attractions from Memorial Day through Labor Day for FREE simply by mentioning the password “Our Journey” when you get to each attraction.
ARRIBA MUSEUM, 711 Front St., Arriba. Open year-round Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed Friday) Other times by appointment only 719-768-3371 or 719-768-3434.
BAILEY SADDLELAND MUSEUM, 20140 County Rd. 125, Simla. Open by appointment. Call 719-541-2736 or 719-740-0658.
CHEYENNE WELLS OLD JAIL MUSEUM, 85 West 2nd St., Cheyenne Wells. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day on Saturdays and Sundays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Other days by appointment only 719-767-5865.
ELBERT COUNTY MUSEUM, 515 Comanche St. (Highway 86), Kiowa. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday to Sunday or by appointment call 1-303-621-2229.
FLAGLER HOSPITAL MUSEUM AND HAL BORLAND ROOM, 311 Main Ave., Flagler. Open year-round Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 719-765-4571.
KIT CARSON MUSEUM, 202 W Hwy. 40/287, Kit Carson. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Wednesday. 719-962-3306 or 719-688-8565.
KIT CARSON COUNTY CAROUSEL MUSEUM, Kit Carson County Fairgrounds, Burlington. Open Memorial Day – Labor Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rides: 25¢. 719-346-7666.
LIMON HERITAGE MUSEUM & RAILROAD PARK, 899 1st St. & Exhibit Building 701 1st St., Limon. Open Monday to Saturday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 719-775-9418.
LINCOLN COUNTY MUSEUM, 617 3rd Ave., Hugo. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment 719-740-0106.
MOUNTAIN STATES TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH MUSEUM, 50 South 1st St., Cheyenne Wells. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day Saturdays and Sundays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. 719-767-5865
OLD TOWN MUSEUM, 420 South 14th St., Burlington. Open April to November, Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. 1-800-288-1334.
SECOND CENTRAL SCHOOL MUSEUM, 404 Fourth St., Flagler. Open through Labor Day by appointment 719-765-4603.
While you’re exploring Colorado’s Central Plains, discover “Off the Beaten Trail” geocaching sites and take a free, self-guided audio tour via the TravelStorys App at Colorado Central Plains – TravelStorys.