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 and gardens are currently open by chance [please call 303.585.1783] or by reservation [please call or text 303.585.1783 or send email. If possible, please contact the Museum well in advance, preferably by phone, to insure that your inquiry is received in time.


$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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