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“Why have they done this?” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Steelworks Museum

Steelworks Museum
215 Canal St., Pueblo, CO 81004
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Ranked #13 of 28 things to do in Pueblo
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Pueblo, Colorado
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“Why have they done this?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

The steel industry put Pueblo on the map, and has employed significant numbers for generations. I understand the desire of those associated with the plant to preserve it's history, but it holds little interest for those who are not so associated. Meanwhile, there are a succession of fundraisers and grant applications to support the museum, with the only observable result being that employment is furnished to a few. I've been to the museum, and it was educational. The displays, static and otherwise, are helpful, but the whole thing is not such great shakes. Too much effort in archiving records.

Visited March 2012
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Who ever knew a steel mill museum could be this entertaining?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Forget anything you thought you knew about "boooorrr-ing man-stuff!" The Steelworks Museum in Pueblo Colorado is anything but! Housed in the old medical building, the displays and docents walk you through an amazing period of Colorado's history. Visitors learn about medical treatments, family and social life, politics, ingenuity and invention, heroes and villains AND, of course, the steel making process from mining rock to finished products. There are continuous-loop old films running, hands-on displays and lots of artifacts from the Pueblo area. There's even an old railroad car that was used as the mill's training ambulance; visitors get to go aboard for a up-close look. The steel mill provides the cohesive basis for the collection, making it very different from the usual assortment of Victorian household goods one often finds in other museums. We've referred friends and they all have been very pleasantly surprised. You will be, too!

Visited November 2011
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