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Points of Interest

Colorado Mills

Colorado Mills is an environmentally-friendly, zero-waste, full-cycle company dedicated to connecting farmers and customers with their sunflower products.

Big Timbers Museum

Big Timbers Museum features artifacts and exhibits of the history and legacy of the High Plains of Eastern Colorado. Exhibits range from the pioneers, dust bowl, and homesteaders to an exciting display of original World War I posters.

Boggsville Historic Site

Founded in 1866 near the confluence of the Arkansas and Purgatoire Rivers, Boggsville became the first permanent settlement in southeastern Colorado. Its residents pioneered irrigation and large-scale farming and ranching in the Arkansas Valley.

Points of Interest Self-Guided Tour

Want to see all the points of interests in Prowers County but don’t know where to start? This self-guided tour show you them all and help you navigate from one point to the next.

Bent’s Old Fort

Bent’s Old Fort is considered one of Colorado’s most significant historic sites where visitors can step into the past and experience a time capsule of frontier life and fort guides, outfitted in 19th-century clothing, tell the important story of this crossroads of culture.

Pike’s Tower

Forty-foot-tall Pike’s Tower is located in the eastern section of Willow Creek Park and was developed in 1933 as Colorado’s first Works Progress Administration (WPA) depression-era work project in Lamar.

Great High Prairie Wind Power Projects

What better place to harvest the wind than the windy prairies of southeastern Colorado? Dotted over the years by a variety of historic water-pumping windmills, the area now blends its historic past with a progressive future.

Bent’s New Fort

Bent’s New Fort, built by William Bent from 1849 to 1853, lies 30 miles east of the original Bent’s Old Fort on a bluff overlooking the Arkansas River.

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site offers visitors the opportunity to stand on the ground of this historical travesty and learn more from interpretive signage.

Madonna of the Trail Monument

The Madonna of the Trail Monument in Lamar is just one of 12 similar monuments nationwide celebrating the pioneer mothers of the covered wagon days on the Santa Fe Trail.

Santa Fe “Prairie” Engine 1819

The 1819 “Prairie” Engine that sits in front of the Colorado Welcome Center was forged by Philadelphia-based Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.

Petrified Wood Building

The Petrified Wood Building was built in 1932 by William “Bill” Brown. Constructed of petrified wood found three miles northwest of Two Buttes Mountain, it was once touted as “the oldest working gas station in the world, at over 175,000,000 years old.”

The Historic Santa Fe Trail

For 59 years, the Santa Fe Trail was one thread in a web of international trade routes, influencing economies as far away as New York, London, and Mexico.

The Colorado Welcome Center

Lamar is home to one of 10 official Colorado Welcome Centers, each of which is strategically placed so anyone traveling into Colorado has a convenient place to stop and learn what there is to do in that area and around the state.

Gobbler’s Knob

Gobbler’s Knob is a group of Dakota Sandstone outcroppings located on Highway 287 about 23 miles south of Lamar.

Restaurants, recreation facilities, attractions, and more are now open with state-approved COVID-19 safety measures in place.

With plenty of open space, we offer an ideal place to get away and be safe. Business situations change frequently, so we recommend calling ahead.

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