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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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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67 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Golden, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

This is a real roadside America experience! which is tough to find these days. It is kitchy and dusty. Campy and educational. So many exotic insects, including some rare ones. If the kids like bugs you want to come here. You see it just West of highway I-25. It's the place with the humongous black bug by the side of... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This is my second time at this museum. Located at a camp site this museum is nothing fancy. A collection of weird bugs, spiders, butterflies and gift shop. My 6 year old loved the collection. They have a movie you can watch as well. I think the cost of the museum is a little high. The only reason I went... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

If you're really interested in tropical insects, then a visit to this museum might be worthwhile. But for me it was a sad, depressing experience. The owners are clearly trying to extend someone's passionate exploring and collecting beyond its shelf life. The museum itself is dimly lit with exposed light bulbs and a dingy, dusty pall hangs over the place.... More

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