What to do and see in Lamar, United States: The Best Places and Tips

February 22, 2018 Almeta Stockton

Lamar is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Prowers County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 7,804 at the 2010 United States Census. The city was named after Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II during the period that he was Secretary of the Interior in the futile hope that the then town would be named as the land office.
Restaurants in Lamar

1. Colorado Welcome Center at Lamar

109 E Beech St, Lamar, CO 81052-2875 +1 719-336-3483
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Colorado Welcome Center at Lamar

Reviewed By Shannon V

This is the best rest stop you could take a break at! The center is very clean, relaxing and they have wonderful coffee! The volunteers are friendly, helpful and have great smiles. Plan your rest stop at the #1 pit stop in Colorado!

2. Big Timbers Museum

7515 US Highway 50, Lamar, CO 81052-9565 +1 719-336-2472
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Big Timbers Museum

Reviewed By casey h - Fresno, California

I had such a surprisingly good time here! It was pretty cool to learn about the history of the area and the lady working there was so wonderful... she taught me so much! I loved hearing about the wild west outlaw aspect of the history. It was also really interesting learning about a few famous citizens. I would definitely recommend checking it out and chatting with one of the really nice staff!

3. Petrified Wood Gas Station

501 N Main St, Lamar, CO 81052-2231
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Petrified Wood Gas Station

Reviewed By 234happyvisitors - Amarillo, Texas

Fun to see something that is listed in a Ripley's book that everyone knows about! Super easy to find as it is along the highway that goes through the city of Lamar. Something you don't see everyday.

4. Spreading Antlers Golf Course

_28157 Hwy 287 south, Lamar, CO 81052 +1 719-336-5274
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Spreading Antlers Golf Course

Reviewed By DKNV - SE COLO

Beautiful small golf course in Lamar Colorado. There are water hazards, sand traps, creeks, and ponds. The play is uphill and down around the previous sand dunes that are now lush grassy greens. Seldom are tee times needed. Best in the morning and evening. Has a clubhouse with a beautiful view to rent carts and share a beer. Top notch golfing!!!

5. Willow Creek Nature Trail

2401 S Main St, Lamar, CO 81052-3912
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Willow Creek Nature Trail

Reviewed By Shannon V

Willow Creek Nature Trail is on Two Buttes Colorado Birding Trail. This trail is behind the Lamar Community College, northeast corner of the parking lot.
Many migrant birds and sometimes eastern birds such as Northern Cardinal or Red-bellied Woodpecker frequent this location, as Harlan's Red-tailed hawks, Inca Doves have colonize in Lamar and can been seen here.

6. Heavenly Essentials

202 S 5th St, Lamar, CO 81052-2710 +1 719-688-4821
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Heavenly Essentials

Reviewed By MPearson2016 - Granada, Colorado

I want to share with you a wonderful little shop I spent time in called Heavenly Essentials in Lamar, CO. I walked in the door and the wonderful smells of essentials oils gave me and my friend a warm hug!
I received a reflexology treatment that was wonderful from Grace and my friend had a raindrop treatment from Shannon. We both loved it!
They take walk-ins and were very friendly and knowledgeable at what they do. I highly recommend you to call them when traveling through and take an hour to get rejuvenated for the rest of your trip. Very friendly!

7. Pike's Tower

Willow Creek Park, Lamar, CO 81052
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Pike's Tower

Reviewed By Shannon V

What a unique piece of history they have told. The 28-foot-high sandstone observation tower at Willow Creek Park, was developed in 1933 as Colorado's first Works Progress Administration (WPA) depression-era work project in Lamar, Colorado. The tower commemorates explorer Zebulon Pike's camp near here in 1806. The locals say that was where Mr. Pike first saw the peaks of the great Rocky Mountains. Climb to the top and look for yourself.

8. The Madonna of the Trail

109 E Beech St, Lamar, CO 81052-2875
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The Madonna of the Trail

Reviewed By Shannon V

This is a interesting take of the hardships of the women of the pioneer era. They did a beautiful monument to honor these tough women that followed the men west. This is one of twelve in the United States.

9. North Gateway Park

1402 Valco Rd, Lamar, CO 81052
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North Gateway Park

Reviewed By Shannon V

This is a wonderful outdoor spot to take in bird watching, hiking, fishing or anything that is relaxing to you on any given day. It is located just off of Highway 50 and the entrance is located south of the Holiday Inn. Signage is badly needed, but ask a locate they will get you there. There are restrooms available and picnic tables or just drop down on a blanket and relax.

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