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May Natural History Museum of the Tropics

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Address: 710 Rock Creek Canyon Rd, Colorado Springs, CO
Phone Number: 719/576-0450
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Tucked away, but not to be missed

The man who began this collection was the father of the people who run the Golden Eagle Campground, where it is located. Watch for the Big Beetle on the roadside embankment at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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denver
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Kids love it. I never knew some when was even collecting insects from a all over the world. It opened my eyes to a VAST and even beautiful specimens. Well preserved. Gift shop has plenty to choose from. Snacks drinks and clean restrooms available. Located south of colorado springs about 3-6 miles. Entrance opposite of Fort Carson army center's gate... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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34 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This place is a little off the beaten track, but is so cool. There are tons of insects, butterflies, and other critters here to be viewed. It's a very small fee that you pay and a very unique experience. I highly recommend it!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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75 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The man who began this collection was the father of the people who run the Golden Eagle Campground, where it is located. Watch for the Big Beetle on the roadside embankment at the entrance to the campground. The collection is from a life time of travel and examples of specimens taken from where this man went, all carefully pinned and... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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 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 via mobile

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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