photo: Britt Tyson Fuiks

Thordis Niela Simonsen
photo: Britt Tyson Fuiks, 2017

street address

124 East 2nd Street
Salida CO 81201
*ADA entrance & parking space at rear of building.

mailing address

P.O. Box 1091
Salida CO 81201

phone / email

303.585.1783 mobile


The Museum of Authenticity exhibits, shop, and gardens are currently open by reservation or by chance. Please call or text 303.585.1783 or send an email with your request. If possible, please contact the Museum well in advance to insure that your inquiry is received in time. MoA is also open by chance. Because we might be in the Annex or gardens, please call (not text) 303.585.1783 to notify us of your arrival—the phone ring serves as doorbell.


Admission begins at $5.00 per person [cash or check]


The Museum of Authenticity is located at 124 East 2nd Street between “E” and “F” streets in the heart of historic downtown Salida, Colorado. Welcome!


from Denver: southwest via hwy 285 & 291 (approximately 2.75 hours; 140 miles)

from Colorado Springs: west via hwy 24, 285 & 291 (approximately 2.25 hours; 115 miles)

from Pueblo: west via hwy 50 (approximately 2 hours; 100 miles)


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