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Posted on June 15, 2016 by

Strasburg, Colorado is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the site where the Kansas Pacific Railroad finished laying the tracks that formed the first continuous chain of rails from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast. It’s where thousands of migrants came to work on the railroad and later discover goldmines. Settlers labored to ranch and farm the short grass prairie, which is still strong and flourishing in Eastern Colorado today.

Travel back in time and explore Strasburg’s rich history and railroad roots at the Comanche Crossing Museum. Now open daily until Aug. 31, the Comanche Crossing Museum sits on two and a half acres of landscaped grounds, including historic buildings filled with artifacts, outdoor displays and a collection of over 8,000 historical treasures.

Comanche Crossing Museum

One of many vintage railcars at the Comanche Crossing Museum.

Make your family day trip to the museum a scavenger hunt and see if you can spot these ten exhibits and artifacts.

  • Living Springs School (1891)
  • Homestead House (1910)
  • Wolf Creek School (1904)
  • Strasburg Union Pacific Railroad Depot (1917)
  • Authentic Union Pacific Railroad caboose
  • Antique wooded windmill
  • Antique farm equipment
  • Strasburg’s first fire truck (1917 Ford)
  • Strasburg’s original post office
  • Blacksmith shop

Admission is free and grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk. Building tours are also led daily from 1—4 p.m. and special tours and events are available by appointment.

Additionally, the Deer Trail Historical Museum is open from 2—4 p.m. every Saturday in June and July, and anytime by appointment. For appointments call 303-769-4542.

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