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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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Inexpensive quick side trip

Our two kids loved all the bugs. It was super inexpensive compared to some other stops we have made around town. There were so many different specimens; lots of which I hope to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Yulee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Kind of cool to see all of the different bugs and the dates and areas that the bugs came from. Wasn't originally in our plans but the weather wasn't cooperating so we had to find something to do inside.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It's a run down old building filled with a collection of bugs that are quite frightening. The kids loved it though and while i will have nightmares I suppose worth it.

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Yulee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our two kids loved all the bugs. It was super inexpensive compared to some other stops we have made around town. There were so many different specimens; lots of which I hope to never run into in the wild. This is a must do if you have an hour of free time in Colorado Springs.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This marvelous FAMILY OWNED museum really should be listed as the eighth wonder of the world, since it houses the largest, most complete insect collection in the entire world. This collection has taken GENERATIONS to build, and even caught the attention of Walt Disney himself, who actually visited this wonderful place. There's even a AAA approved CAMPGROUND, which is part... More 

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denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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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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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Additional Information about May Natural History Museum of the Tropics

Address: 710 Rock Creek Canyon Rd, Colorado Springs, CO
Phone Number: 719/576-0450
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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