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Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

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Address: 215 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone Number: 719-385-5990
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Filled with interesting things.

This museum offered much to see. We really enjoyed the section on the Native Americans to that region, it also includes a room for kids to play in, which looked amazing!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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Irvine CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is modest at best. There is a little history of area but not much else. If you have nothing better to do with your time, a brief visit is ok. The building in which the museum is housed is more interesting than the exhibits IMHO.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This museum offered much to see. We really enjoyed the section on the Native Americans to that region, it also includes a room for kids to play in, which looked amazing!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Museum was one the El Paso County Court house, wonderful old building, being restored. Great exhibits of the history of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area, with more to come! Very informative information about the history of Colorado Springs,

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Colorado Springs, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum is a must if you live in Colorado Springs or in Clorado. This museum is housed downtown in the old court house... which is a beautiful building. The exhibits are so well done.. with many old photos and very readable stories about our founders and their families. One room is devoted to the Waldo Fire.... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This museum is the start to the Colorado Springs walking tour. We thought we would just take a quick peak before going on the walking tour. We came out 45 minutes later. We could have spent and hour and a half easy. We enjoyed the walking tour. Parking is a challenge. There is a 2 hour time limit. You will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed seeing all the various areas displayed throughout this place. You learn about Colorado from way in the past to present. A touching area reveals the sad tragedy of recent fires in the area. Makes you really understand the importance of being aware of how arid it is here and how careful everyone needs to be... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

You can't beat a free museum, and this one is packed with Colorado history. My kids always like to take the old elevator up to the upper floors. The medical exhibit is particularly interesting, especially the parts about TB treatments in Manitou Springs. Check out the cool old courtroom. They often have cool art exhibits on the lower level. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We expected more history on Colorado Springs. Not so much emphasis on Mr. Penrose. The videos were informative and the Waldo Canyon video was truly hearbreaking.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Previous reviews had encouraged us to take three children ranging in age from 4 to 11 for a trip into Colorado Springs’ past, but the visit was not what we were hoping for. The 11-year old seemed to enjoy it to some extent, but for the younger two (ages 9 and 4) it was very dry and boring. There was... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I can remember hating to go through natural History and local history museums as a small child. Around my 20's I began to discover the importance of understanding and embracing your community history. The CS Pioneers Museum has, like so many Colorado Springs cultural institutions, struggled to survive through tough economic times. This museum has maintained it's relevance, integrity and... More 

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Additional Information about Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Address: Address: 215 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone Number: 719-385-5990
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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