Kit Carson Museum/ John Rawlings Heritage Center


Kit Carson museum has six buildings in all. Fifteen rooms feature a different subject. There is also the first Las Animas city jail, a one room school, a blacksmith shop, a one room steel jail, a carriage house, a stage station, and the original Bent County jail which saw the first “legal” hanging in Colorado. Kit Carson museum contents have been moved to John Rawlings Heritage Center in downtown Las Animas.


560 Bent Ave.
9th Street and Bent Avenue
Las Animas, CO 81054


38.06240400, -103.21994900
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719-456-1358 456-066 /456-0453

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