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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, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Tallahassee, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The concierge at the Broadmoor recommended this museum for our family and we were so glad he did. First of all, it was Free! But even if admission were charged, it would be worth it. The exhibit on the Waldo Canyon fire was poignant and powerful. My husband used to frequent the Flying W, and to see the charred remnants... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The Pioneer Museum is a great spot to learn about Colorado Springs. I wish they told more about the huge court room on the 3rd floor. They do some great temporary exhibits too telling the stories of the town. The Black Forest Exhibit was especially touching as it talked about the fire that devastated that community.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you like the pioneers, you'll love this! Well maintained and can be done quickly or you can take your time. A lot to learn, and a lot to see. Worth a stop on your way past.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Learned a lot about Colorado Springs' history as well as some of the more current fire events. Interior details of the museum were beautiful also.

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Cape Charles, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

On our last day in Colorado Springs we visited this wonderful museum. We loved that it is housed in the old court house and the displays were done to fit the rooms. The displays are well done and very informative and easy to navigate. We particualry liked the Native American, health/medicine and Afro-American exhibits. It appeared to be very child... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I lived here 13 years before going into the museum. Absolutely delightful! I truly enjoyed absorbing the personalities of early Colorado Springs, the mines, the Broadmoor. Fantastic time!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The old courthouse is indeed a wonderful building and the displays are top notch. A free visit you won't want to miss, though you might be inclined to put a donation in the antique cash register designated for that purpose. A guide with with more enthusiasm than knowledge stuck with us around the second floor. Might have just been because... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The building itself is a wonder of early 20th century architecture and the displays are thoughtfully laid out among the rooms within it. Excellent collections throughout from a memorial display of items salvaged from the recent wildfires to early quilting and garment displays. They have an EXCELLENT native American exhibit complete with beaded works and background information for each display.... More 

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Buffalo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When walking around town town Colorado Springs it is nice to visit periodically.They feature different displays honoring various people and events that have shaped local and national history.Donations are encouraged to preserve the museum but not required.The Old Court House has been used in at least 1 movie that I'm aware of starring Walter Matheau.

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Evanston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We learned about this free museum from a young lady employee at the Ghost Town Museum (also a worthwhile attraction). Unfortunately, we had only about 25 minutes at the Pioneers Museum, but will definitely schedule more time on our next visit. The staff is very helpful, the building (old courthouse) is incredibly beautiful, and the few displays that we had... More 

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