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Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

215 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-385-5990
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Dallas, Texas
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305 reviews 305 reviews
150 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This museum has a very good set of exhibits about the history of the Pike's Peak region (pioneers, native Americans, and entrepreneurs), as well as a number of rotating art and history exhibits on 2 floors. There was an excellent exhibit about the local fires of 2012 and 2013 when we visited, as well as one on Van Briggle Pottery.... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Even the teenagers enjoyed this museum. Very well done. The old courthouse was beautiful and the exhibits were great for learning a bit of history. The name leads you to believe it will mainly be about pioneers (as in frontier settlers), but it is really pioneers in settling and developing the area. The ride in the antique elevator is short,... More

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woodland park, co
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

They ask for a donation for this museum, but they have ever-changing exhibits (art and history) and it is great for kids and adults. I especially recommend it for people new to COS that would like to learn a little about the Pike Peak region's history.

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Fountain, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a two hour walking tour in downtown Colorado Springs. The guides, Erin and Courtney, were great. We went to several locations where murder and mayhem had taken place. There has been reported paranormal activity in each of these locations. I was surprised to find out there actually is an App for that! We went on Friday the 13th,... More

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MD
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My favorite was the pharmacy exhibit; it's buried on the second floor. If you have kids, there is some train info.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This place is gorgeous inside and has different floors with history throughout. Outside a view of Pikes Peak.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great for a rainy day. You could enjoy an hour or a half day at this museum whose collection includes a little of everything. The old courtroom is my favorite stop. Carriages, native american artifacts, antique firearms and the building itself all combine for an eclectic treat. Kids will grow tired early on as there are few "hands-on" or interactive... More

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Bay City, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I went back to this museum to take some pictures of the Van Briggle pottery--we collect them--and enjoyed looking at their newest exhibit about the forest fires that ravaged Waldo Canyon and Black Forest. Excellent job!! The permanent exhibits tell the story of the Springs from its earliest day and the second floor boasts a restored court room that was... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Called in for the free tour "Windows into History" tour on Saturday at 12pm. The volunteer was very easy going and knowledgeable. Even if you can't do "the tour" the museum you can do a self-guided one or if you just go for a wander the exhibtis are interesting and well labelled. One of the permanent exhibits is a room... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Liked the old guns and elevator. The old court room was neat to see. Fun scavenger hunt for the kids (11yrs and 2yrs). Both entertained.

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