Rio Blanco County celebrates the culture and history of northwest Colorado and features many events and offerings to get residents and visitors engaged in the unique assets found here.
Take advantage of the great produce and artisan products found in the regularly scheduled Meeker Farmer’s Market, visit one of the art galleries, participate in a hands-on artisan class, enjoy live music events, and enjoy the “sonic wonder” known as The TANK, in Rangely. Nationally recognized, The TANK, which was once an empty steel water tank, is now a thriving one-of-a-kind musical experience and recording studio.
Rio Blanco County has a strong historical preservation ethic. You can see multiple historically designated properties and buildings, various interpretive sites, and local economic development efforts are focused on preserving and celebrating local history. Meeker offers historic walking tours, and county-wide you can see the efforts of those committed to preserving the rural school buildings and telling the story of days gone by in one room schoolhouses.
The White River Museum in Meeker has exhibits dedicated to the Meeker Massacre and Milk Creek Battle, a fascinating display of artifacts from the Ute culture, and many other collections that tell the story of Meeker. In Rangely, the Rangely Historical Museum and Rangely Automotive Museum preserve the unique history of the community and offer visitors a look back into automotive history with an impressive classic car collection that is unlike any other!