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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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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We went here on day 1 of our vacation and are glad we did. It was nice that there was no admission fee (donations accepted!). It can be toured in a relatively short amount of time. I enjoyed seeing and sitting in the court room and looking at the medical exhibits and supplies. It was fun to ride in the... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is one of the Springs not so hidden hidden gems. Haha. We have made the mistake of tearing down so many historically beautiful and wonderful places...but choose to keep this. For the time it was built it was a crown jewel of this city. It is ornate. Full of history and beautiful things. If you are from here I... More

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Carlisle, Pa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A preserved old courthouse across street from modern courthouse. You will take a picture before you enter the building. The archtecture outside and inside is amazing. The greeter at the front desk was cordial & very informative. Tour entry floor then on to classic old elevator to next level. So very much history , Pikes Peak , Colorado Springs, native... More

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Santa Rosa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We thought we'd be there an hour but stayed almost the whole afternoon. Video presentations great and expansive topics made this a great experience, i.e., early visitors, famous stories with great videos. The old courthouse building is fabulous in and of itself. Well worth a visit.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We found the museum very interesting and so did our kids 7&10. We found the exhibit on "health in Colorado Springs" so interesting. The whole museum was great. Wish we had allowed more time. We hurried off to the cave of the winds which was a terrible disappointment. Should have stayed at the museum instead! Awesome exhibits and staff. Loved... More

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Dallas, Texas
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358 reviews 358 reviews
172 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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