Limon Colorado – From Port to Plains – It’s A New Day!
Limon Colorado is a town in Lincoln County, Colorado. It is known as the Hub City of Eastern Colorado as Interstate 70, U.S. Routes 24, 71, 40, and 287 all cross paths here. Five highways intersect here and Limon lies about equidistance from Denver and Colorado Springs. This town also has deep connections to the railroads. In 1888, Limon got its start as a work camp for the new Chicago and Rock Island Railroad planned to run from Kansas to Colorado Springs. Limon was named after one of the railroad’s original construction foreman.
The centrally located city grew quickly and today remains true to its nickname: Hub City. Much of Limon’s history is preserved at the Limon Heritage Museum Railroad Park. Here visitors can learn about traditional farm equipment or wander through a historic train depot, one-room schoolhouse, vintage dining rail car and Native American teepee. From railroads to ranches, the heritage museum memorializes a bygone era on the High Plains. Downtown was rebuilt after a destructive tornado swept the town in 1990. Present-day Limon features landscaped streets with a library, pharmacy, gift boutiques, antique shops, a city park and an urban fishing pond. A walking path also meanders from downtown to a wetlands area, a popular spot for bird watching. Favorite downtown eateries include a friendly grill that serves up hearty steaks and a hometown café with great homemade food. With over 350 motel rooms, Limon is also a convenient place for an overnight rest stop.
The Limon Heritage Museum & Railroad Park Complex 899 First Street, Limon, Colorado 80828 Phone: 719.775.9418 Email: email@example.com Hours: Open Memorial Day through Labor Day 1pm – 8pm Monday – Saturday 1pm – 4pm Sunday Admission is free but donations are welcome!