The Alamosa Train Depot doubles as a historical site as well as one of Colorado's 9 Welcome Centers, located right in downtown Alamosa. Alamosa was founded, in part, to accommodate 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 for 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.
The Colorado Welcome Center at Alamosa offers:
- Maps, brochures, and information for the entire state of Colorado
- Welcoming travel counselors trained to answer any and all questions about Colorado and the San Luis Valley
- Personalized itineraries
- Road conditions information
- Pet friendly!
Learn more about the Welcome Center and Train Depot here.