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Interesting Museums - Small & Large
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Fred Harman Art Museum, Pagosa Springs
Fred Harman was an artist, cartoonist, and cowboy.  The museum is in his home and displays his paintings and memorabilia collections.

Trinidad History Museum, Trinidad
The Trinidad History Museum includes the historic Bloom House, the Baca House built by a member of the Baca family who helped open the Santa Fe Trail to trade, beautiful grounds and gardens, and several rooms of exhibits.

San Luis Valley Art Projects
Visit murals throughout the many towns of the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado inclucing Antonito, Conejos, La Jara, Capulin, Bountiful, San Luis, and Mogote Village.

San Luis History Museum
Learn the culture and history of the San Luis Valley region and of San Luis, Colorado's oldest inhabited town.  Find the religious heritage, the origination of the plaza form, and more.

Ft. Garland History Museum
The Civil War HIstory of this area of Southern Colorado can be found in the Fort Garland Museum. Also, learn about the Buffalo Soldier units here.  The adobe army fort still stands on the outskirts of the town.

Francisco Fort Museum, La Veta
In continuous use since it was built in 1862, the historic adobe plaza houses memories and artifacts of the region.

New Mexico

Onate Monument and Visitors Center - Espanola
Located near Espanola, the Onate Monument promotes historical knowledge and research along the Camino Real, one of four royal highways so commissioned by the Crown of Spain.  The Oņate Center promotes the Hispanic heritage of the Espaņola Valley

Old Aztec Mill Museum - Cimarron
Cimarron was a wild town, the haunt of such notables as William (Buffalo Bill) Cody who planned his Wild West Show here.  See the Old Aztec Mill which now houses a museum of Cimarron history.

Philmont Schout Ranch Museum - Rayado
The Boy Scouts of America operate three museums in the Philmont Scout Ranch on the way to the old settlement of Rayado.

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Ghost Ranch Conference Center
At the Ghost Ranch Conference Center east of highway 84, you can visit the Museum of Anthopology and Paleontology.

Blumenschein Home & Museum - Taos
In the historic 1797 home of artists Ernest and Mary Blumenschein, now a musuem, you can visit the collection of the family's art and representative works of other famous Taos artists.

Kit Carson Home & Museum - Taos
The adobe home of Kit Carson, built in 1825 and purchased in 1843 as a wedding present for his bride, Maria Josefa Jaramillo, is now a museum of his life and an life during the frontier days of Taos.

Millicent Rogers Museum - Taos
A wealthy New York socialite and Standard Oil heiress, Millicent Rogers came to Taos in 1947. She was an avid collector of silver, turquoise jewelry, and Navajo weavings and gradually developed the fashion of dress known as the "Santa Fe Style".

Tinkertown Museum
Tinkertown Museum along the Sandia Crest National Scenic Byway is an animated, miniature Old West Town.