Both Meeker and Rio Blanco County have many notable landmarks and popular tourist attractions. Below you can see pictures of current and past landmarks/tourist sites that are memorable to Meeker residents, past and present.
Milk Creek Battle Monument
The picture on the left is a monument talking about the Milk Creek Battle that ended the Ute Native American's fight for their territory. This is an iconic part of Meeker's history and eventually would lead to Meeker becoming a town. The location of the battle is about 20 miles away from Meeker, and can be visited by anyone. The carved monument dedicates itself to some soldiers in the fight as well as all of the ones that died in the battle. The Rio Blanco Historical Society has worked hard to make sure the site where this happened is preserved and even added a structure to hold ceremonies and heritage events on.
Natural Hot Water Pool
In this picture you can see the famous natural hot water pool located near Meeker. This pool was very popular with residents of Rio Blanco County and even hosted beauty pageants. You can see one of these pageants going on on the photo, with a group of girls standing together in modest swimsuits and some with sashes on. The hot water pool was around in the 1920's and loved by many patrons. Sadly, it was later learned the "natural hot springs" weren't exactly good for the patrons health, and the pool was drained soon after.
Meeker Massacure Monument
In the picture to the right you can see the monument that was put up at the location Meeker and his fellow Christian missionaries stayed at near Meeker. This was called the "Meeker Agency." This is also where the massacre of Meeker and a few other men happened. The location is about 4 miles out of Meeker and can be visited by anyone. You can read more about the massacre and the history of Meeker here.
Lion Head Rock
Though this may just look like a basic rock in the middle of nowhere, this is called Lion head rock and was a tourist attraction in Rio Blanco County, near Rangley. This land was visited by many of the counties residents, and the Historical Society even took a trip specifically to look at it, which can be seen at the header of this page. Though it may seem insignificant, this was a very neat and interesting thing for the residents of the county to have
Founding of Meeker Monument
Meeker resident's are very proud of where they came from and the struggles people had to overcome for Meeker to become a town. This is why on July 4th, of 1949 the town of Meeker unveiled the Meeker Monuments in memory of the founding fathers of the town. At the time there were still a few pioneers of Meeker around, and one of them can be seen in this photo on the left. The monument still sits in the middle of town, on the courthouse lawn and is loved by many.