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May Natural History Museum of the Tropics

710 Rock Creek Canyon Rd, Colorado Springs, CO
719/576-0450
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Type: Museums, Specialty Museums
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Aurora, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you have children or grandchildren and are visiting Colorado Springs, do not miss this terrific museum. There are magnificent collections of beetles, moths, butterflies, and many other insects from various parts of the world. My 5-year-old granddaughter was mesmerized. Although the condition of the complex is not as well taken care of as it used to be ( when... More

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Oregon City, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The May Natural History museum is a hidden gem! Make sure to include this in your trip around Colorado Springs. This amazing collection has insects from all over the world. The attention to detail and the life work of this family is very touching. This is a simple place to visit, well worth the small fee.

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Phoenix
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is an interesting museum that has a very large collection of mounted bugs, but many of the bugs are duplicates and some of them are not in very good shape (legs and antennas falling off). The building itself is an older, run-down building and it has a very musty smell to it. Some of the display case light bulbs... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

VERY nostalgic place, worth a visit. Incredible collection, hard to believe one man's work. The fruit bats are incredible! Gives some perspective to how diverse the world is, and adaptable insects are, and a blast from the past maybe best of all!! put it on your bucket list if you are in the area, the find is an adventure in... More

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Ashdown
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

There isn't anything Hugh tech about the place but if you want to see an amazing collection of insects that are from all over the world...drop in and check it out. the staff doesn't seem to have it all together but they were friendly. We only went to the museum itself...doesn't take too much time but does have neat insects.

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Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I love this place. It reminds me of a much simpler time. I am sure it is basically unchanged since it opened. A lot of displays of bugs and butterflies. (Although after a while they do start to look the same). It is awesome, especially considering that it is one man's collection. A great learning experience for anyone who wants... More

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Golden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Amazing collection of tropical insects. At the same time, I was totally creeped out - those bugs are huge! Worth the admission fee.

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Big Island, Hawaii
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139 reviews 139 reviews
67 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Please read Robert N's review. It is accurate. I don't need to retype it again here. Admission as of 6/2013 is $6. It's a fair price.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I haven't been here in awhile but when the kids were little we LOVED it. It was the funkiest and most amazing bug museum we've ever seen. Very kitschy but the bugs were unbelievable.

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Allen, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is one of those museums which offers signs for the museum and an attached RV park, as if this were a mildly kitschy roadside attraction. The turn-in from the highway features a metal sculpture of a giant beetle. The museum is located in an older building. It is comprised of an earlier generation of May's extensive insect collection.The focus... More

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