Spend the whole day exploring Walsenburg. From history and art to a refreshing hike filled with breathtaking scenery, this full-day itinerary has it all… and with minimal driving!
Activity #1 – Walsenburg Mining Museum
Learn about Walsenburg’s rich mining history at the Walsenburg Mining Museum. Explore artifacts from days gone by and dioramas depicting mining life. Don’t forget to ask about the Ludlow Massacre and the Colorado Coalfield War!
Activity #2 – Museum of Friends
Walk across the street to the Musem of Friends, America’s only counter-culture art museum. This museum features rotating modern art exhibitions on the first floor and a wholly donated permanent collection on the second floor. Artists in the permanent collection include Dean Fleming, Dennis Oppenheim, Mark di Suvero, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Camille Seaman, and more.
Lunch: George’s Drive-Inn
Activity #3 – Lathrop State Park
Drive 10 minutes from downtown Walsenburg to Lathrop State Park—Colorado’s first state park! Here, nearly 1,600 acres of recreational enjoyment await. While there’s a lot to do on the water, for those looking for a simpler pleasure, the nice and easy Hogback Nature Loop Trail encircles the lake.
Dinner: La Plaza Inn
Activity #4 – Fox Theatre
After dinner, enjoy a movie at the historic Fox Theatre. Or, on special occasions, you might be lucky enough to catch some live music!