Bailey Saddleland Museum, displaying over 300 saddles from the Old West, also provides a glimpse at many aspects of life decades ago in eastern Colorado.
As Don Bailey grew up, he began collecting family saddles, neighbors' saddles, and eventually ones made by saddlemakers from all over Colorado, described in his book Saddle Strings.
The museum includes saddles made by some
of the most famous makers in America, bridles,
spurs, bits, and other rangeland memorabilia.
Bailey Saddleland Museum
20140 County Rd. 125, Simla, CO 80835
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
by appointment call 719-541-2736 or 719-740-0658
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One may visit a recreated saddle shop, a homestead room, a post office, and a mechanic's shop.
For those who are interested in other forms of transportation, one can enjoy seeing antique cars, a doctor's buggy, a chuck wagon, a buckboard, and other buggies.
Don't leave "Saddleland" without a visit to the playground with equipment from years ago.
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