Francisco Fort Museum is an original 1862 adobe plaza! Exhibits featuring artifacts from the entire Huerfano County region, including Native American cultures, Hispanic legacy, Anglo settlement, ranching, blacksmithing, saloon, log school house, the coal mining era and MORE! The adobe buildings are indeed artifacts themselves, so take a step back…
Nestled in a scenic valley at the base of the captivating Spanish Peaks in Southern Colorado lies the quaint little town of La Veta. In this secluded piece of paradise, life slows down, creativity abounds, and artistic expression flourishes. Here you will find the unique and imaginative La Veta Gallery on Main.
The gallery is known for its extensive offering of ceramic works, and also represents many local and regional artists working in paint, jewelry, fiber, photography, scratchboard, wood, and paper.
We invite you to come see all the unique and diverse works on display!
Please check our website for current shows and events.
You’re invited to dinner at Alys’ Restaurant in La Veta, Colorado! Each evening, we offer a delicious selection from our menu choices of lamb, steak, chicken, seafood or vegan complimented with soup or salad. Fresh vegetables and potato, rice or pasta and dessert complete your meal. Special requests are always welcome.
The Museum Of Friends (MOF) is a contemporary art museum which opened in October of 2006 in the Southern Colorado community of Walsenburg by artists Brendt and Maria Cocchiarelli Berger. MOF occupies 6,000 square feet of museum display space with room for expansion.
The museum’s name stems from the fact that the initial 600 piece collection on exhibit is almost entirely comprised of paintings, photographs, sculpture and other pieces of art which had been given separately to Brendt and Maria by their respective artist friends. These friends continue to provide the museum with additional art to expand the collection. Today, the collection includes 1,700 works of art.
Here at West Peak Outpost, we strive to make delicious food and provide a great atmosphere in La Veta, Colorado.
Our namesake is West Spanish Peak, the taller of the famed Spanish Peaks of Southern Colorado known to the Native Americans as Wahatoya, which became the Spanish Huajatolla. At 13, 625 ft, West Spanish Peak is the higher of two and the little town of La Veta sits at 7,000 ft on its northern slope.
Take a deep dive into Huerfano County’s history with the Huerfano County Historical Society.
Pizza, pasta, burgers, chicken, and salads along with a full bar are offered for lunch and dinner. Outside patio seating is available under giant ponderosas with a great family atmosphere. Live music plays most weekends.