About Burlington, Colorado
With just over 4,000 residents, Burlington, Colorado could easily be bypassed if you’re moving too quickly along I-70. But it’s a small eastern plains community with a lot to offer.
Burlington was originally founded in 1887 about a mile west of its current location. When the railroad arrived in 1888, the railroad built its depot at the present site of Burlington. People who had built in Old Burlington (a mile away) moved their buildings to the new site of the town. Trains began steadily passing through in 1888. And about 12 miles northwest of Burlington, there was a significant settlement of German immigrants from Russia who, in addition to their homesteads, built Congregational and Lutheran churches.
Be sure to take the opportunity to explore Burlington’s rich community and history. You’ll be amazed how much you’ll see by getting off the Interstate. Its predominant industry is agriculture – ranching and farming reign supreme. The Republican River, which supplies water to the area, is Colorado’s only major river that begins in plains and not the mountains.
Burlington’s parks, Old Town Museum, and carousel are its main attractions. The Kit Carson County Carousel’s intricate design will not disappoint. So be sure to check it out next time you’re cruising east on I-70!
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Places to See, Eat, and Stay in Burlington, Colorado (articles from the blog)