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3 Days on the Pioneering Plains

3 Days on the Pioneering Plains
3 days
Take your time to slow down like the locals and enjoy the richness of the land in these Pioneering Plains towns. Fort Morgan, Sterling, Julesburg, Wray, Holyoke, Burlington, Limon and Stratton will greet you with laid-back charm under clear blue skies.

Sustainability Activity

Donate for Posterity:

The Burlington Old Town Museum and Wray Museum will use your donations to continue expanding their collections and keep up maintenance of historic buildings. 

Day 1
Activity

Jackson Lake State Park

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This park features a large reservoir with sandy beaches and 240 campsites. Facilities include showers, toilets, laundry, electric hookups, a marina, sporting goods and much more.

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Lunch

Simkins Parlour

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Now serving: Premium Hard Ice Cream, Delicious High Plains Spice Company Coffees, Gourmet Soups, and Fresh Salads with an array of toppings to choose from! Read More
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Stroll the Town

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After eating, stroll the town and enjoy the unique sculptures by artist, Bradford Rhea — make sure to see some of the famous trees. There are also a couple bronze sculptures as well as some murals in downtown. While checking out the art, check out the specialty shops, the brewery, an artist cooperative and an old fashioned popcorn shop.
Dinner

D&J Cafe

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American food, home cooked full service restaurant. Read More
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Sunset Trail Hike

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Visit the Julesburg Welcome Center before starting either the Pony Express Trail or the South Platte River Trail Scenic and Historic Byway. Both provide beautiful views and will help you walk off your dinner stupor.
Lodging

Cobblestone Inn & Suites

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Welcome to the Cobblestone Inn & Suites in Holyoke, Colorado. Our beautiful hotel is conveniently located near everything that Holyoke, Colorado has to offer including The Phillips County... Read More

Day 2

Insider's Tip

Take a Drive: Drive over to Wray to begin your day.
Breakfast

LaLa's Bakery & Espresso Bar

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LaLa's serves handcrafted breakfast pastries, savory breakfast sandwiches and biscuits, sandwiches and salads, full espresso menu, and other specialty beverages. Sandwiches for lunch are available... Read More
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Wray Museum

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The Wray Museum focuses on the unique history of Wray, Colorado and the surrounding area. Started in 1969 the museum houses a extensive collection artifacts from northeastern Colorado

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Lunch

4th & Main Downtown Grille

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Settle into this great 100 year old building and let our staff take your mind off of the day to day. Burger? Fresh ground and hand pattied. Steaks? Cut fresh to order, Sterling Silver Ribeyes,... Read More

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Head Out: Once you've finished in Wray, hop in the car and get on the road to Burlington.
Activity

Old Town Museum Complex - Burlington

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6 1/2 acre historic museum complex featuring: 21 fully restored buildings furnished with authentic turn-of-the-century artifacts, children's hands-on history exhibits, special events, and more!... Read More

Insider's Tip

Ride a Historic Carousel:

Make sure to visit the Kit Carson County Carousel while you're visiting the Old Town Museum Complex. The historic ride is only open in the summer, but you must see the lovingly restored horses in all their glory.

Dinner

The Dish Room

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Bringing casual upscale dining in a modern atmosphere, The Dish Room features our take on Southwest, Italian, and New American dishes.

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Claremont Inn & Winery

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Your gateway stop when driving to and from Colorado! The Claremont Inn & Winery offers "Taste, Dine & Stay" packages. Taste - our custom crafted small batch wines. Dine - delicious Dinners &... Read More

Insider's Tip

Escape a Room or Taste Some Wine:

The Claremont Inn & Winery offers tastings and a paint-and-taste experience that shouldn't be missed. Have kids in tow? The winery also does an escape room.

Lodging

Claremont Inn & Winery

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Your gateway stop when driving to and from Colorado! The Claremont Inn & Winery offers "Taste, Dine & Stay" packages. Taste - our custom crafted small batch wines. Dine - delicious Dinners &... Read More

Day 3

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Start Your Day Off Right: Since a delicious breakfast is included in your stay at the Claremont Inn, no need to search for anything else. Just roll out of bed and go get you some!
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Museum Morning

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While you're in Cheyenne Wells, visit the Cheyenne Wells Old Jail Museum or the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Museum, for a look into the history of the first radio wave telephone system in the country.

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Head to Limon: Jump in your car and head to Limon for even more history.
Lunch

Oscar's Bar & Grille

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A relaxed venue offering a menu of steaks & seafood, plus a bar and a pool table.

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Limon Heritage Museum & Railroad Park

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Immerse yourself in Native American, railroad and homestead memories.

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Dinner

South Side Food & Drink

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Family owned and operated, we’ve been a community staple since 1972. Join us for great drinks, homemade food, happy hours, and good times! Read More
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Lincoln Lanes

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Eat, drink, bowl and party at Limon's Lincoln Lanes. Read More
Lodging

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Limon

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Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Limon .Ideally located off I-70, 80 miles east of Denver and just one mile from the downtown area  Our hotel rooms feature one king or two queen... Read More