Fodor's Expert Review Buena Vista Heritage Museum

Buena Vista Museum/Gallery

Before leaving downtown, meander through the Buena Vista Heritage Museum in the 1882 brick courthouse. Each room is devoted to a different aspect of regional history from the 1860s to the 1900s: one to mining equipment, another to fashions, and another to household utensils. There are working models of the three railroads that serviced the area in its heyday, a schoolroom, and historical photos in the archives. A rafting and kayaking exhibit will have you itching to experience the thrill of the area's water sports for yourself, and the mine and cave exhibit features a fluorescent mineral display.


Quick Facts

506 E. Main St.
Buena Vista, Colorado  81211, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $5, Closed late Oct.–early May

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