photo: Britt Tyson Fuiks

Thordis Niela Simonsen
photo: Britt Tyson Fuiks, 2017

mailing address

Museum of Authenticity (both locations)
P.O. Box 1091
Salida CO 81201
*ADA entrance & parking space behind Museum.

street address

Museum of Authenticity (exhibits, shop, gardens)
124 East 2nd Street
Salida CO 81201

Museum Annex (shop, office, studio)
119-B East 1st Street
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. For reservations, please call or text 303.585.783 or send an email with your request. When possible, please contact the Museum well in advance of your proposed visit to insure that your reservation request can be confirmed. MoA is also open by chance. We are available most days and times, but because we might be in the Annex, Gate House, 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 (exhibits, shop, gardens) is located at 124 East 2nd Street between “E” and “F” streets in the heart of historic downtown Salida, Colorado.

The Museum Annex (shop, office, studio) is located at 119-B East 1st Street between “E” and “F” streets.



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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