Otero Museum

218 Anderson Ave.
La Junta, CO 81050- Map It
(719) 384-7500

AAA Editor Notes

Otero Museum is at 218 Anderson Ave. Guides take visitors through the museum, which has memorabilia from La Junta and the surrounding lower Arkansas Valley area dating from 1875-1945. Displays focus on transportation, including an 1867 Old Overland Stage and early fire engines; a home and grocery store furnished in the early 20th-century style; a 19th-century wood-framed structure formerly used as a boarding house; La Junta’s first schoolhouse; a mini post office; and a mustache cup collection. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Free.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 1-5, June-Sept.; by appointment, rest of year. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.