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Colorado Welcome Center at Alamosa

Colorado Welcome Center Alamosa Train Depot
Alamosa Train Depot Train Memorabilia

Colorado has 10 Welcome Centers, located in key entrance points across the state. The Welcome Centers, which are staffed by an outstanding group of volunteers, serve as a great source of information for visitors coming to Colorado. The Alamosa Welcome Center is particularly unique as it is located in the historic Alamosa Train Depot. Alamosa was founded in part, due to the railroad. The first Denver & Rio Grande train arrived in Alamosa in 1870. By 1880, it was the center of narrow gauge railroading in America. The Alamosa Train Depot was built in 1908-1909. The town quickly sprung up from the railroad and Sixth Street became the heart of activity and commerce. After the decline of railroad transportation, the building was used as various government offices over the years.

In 2009, the interior renovations were made for the Colorado Welcome Center to move into their ideal home. Listed on the National Historic Register, the Depot features the architecture and memorabilia reminiscent of a bygone era. Partnering with the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, this center offers visitors a place to stop and stretch their legs, or pick up their train tickets for a ride on the Railroad. Visitors can also get maps, statewide information, road conditions, personalized travel itineraries, information on lodging and activities, free cup of coffee, and access the internet.

Seasons Open: Year-round

Hours Open: Summer 8 am-6pm Winter 8am - 5pm

 Pet Friendly Notes

Very Pet Friendly! There is plenty of room for a nice walk outside, but don't forget to bring Fido in to say hello!

For More Information, Contact:

Jamie Greeman
610 6th Street , Alamosa, CO 81101
719-589-9385 · toll-free 800-258-7597 · fax 719-589-6854

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Latitude: 37.466888000
Longitude: -105.865159000
Elevation: 7544 FT (2299 M)
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