Visitor Center and Volunteers

If you have not yet visited our beautiful Visitor Center at the Historic Passenger Depot, we encourage you to do so.

We share the building with the Colfax Area Historical Society, and we are very proud that the building was painstakingly renovated to the exact specifications in the "restoration project" that started in 2000 and was completed in 2007.

It is an exact replica of the 1905 building, right down to the original beveled windows, interior and exterior paint and the glass ticket window. This made our historic structure eligible to be added to the Historical Registry and we are proud to have the official metal plaque attached to the outside of the building for all to see.

At the Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, we take great pride in assisting travelers, tourists and locals alike. Open on a daily basis, people come through looking for information on hiking trails, camping, lodging, restaurants and other amenities that Colfax has to offer. Several maps and brochures are available and very helpful in navigating the local area.

Even though we are not a ticketed Amtrak Station, we access real-time daily schedules of the California Zephyr in order to assist those who are either taking the train or picking up passengers. If a train is running late, we encourage people to wait in our very comfortable passenger waiting room, where reading materials are available. We also have Wi-Fi in the building which can be accessed free of charge.

Also, we send out "Re-location Packets" to those thinking of moving to our area. Whether in person or on the phone, our Ambassadors are very friendly and helpful. Check out the lovely gifts for sale; many of them on consignment from local artists, as well as snacks, candy and soft drinks.

At the Museum next door, you can take a step back in time, as there are so many old items on display, from the gold rush era to railroad items, old books, apothecary containers and vintage dolls. If you desire to learn more on the history of Colfax, this is where you want go, as they are very knowledgeable and friendly.

So, "come on down" to see our beautiful building and meet the Ambassadors who volunteer their time to be there for the community!

The Visitor Center is open daily from 10 am to 3 pm.

Chamber of Commerce: 530-346-8888

Colfax Area Museum: 530-346-8599

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