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Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

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Address: 215 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2206
Phone Number: 719-385-5990
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great, free museum

We had a couple of hours to kill while in Colorado Springs for a wedding. Someone recommended that we go to the pioneer museum & it was great. It was really nice to learn about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a couple of hours to kill while in Colorado Springs for a wedding. Someone recommended that we go to the pioneer museum & it was great. It was really nice to learn about the history of the area. The staff was very helpful and the teenage "junior docents" were charming.

Thank iowamom2014
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good information about fire events and other history. Nice display of the museum. It has the old elevator that you can ride limit two of four floors.

Thank Coolguy57
Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building and landscaping is beautiful. It is the old county courthouse, and it is free. The downstairs exhibit on the Colorado Springs fires of recent years was extremely interesting. Upstairs, there were exhibits about Colorado Springs as a health destination, native Americans, and a whole house that belonged to Helen Hunt Jackson, author of Ramona and advocate for native... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We showed up just in time for a free 30 min tour which covers all the highlights of the museum. The guide was wonderful and we had a great time learning.

Thank Roadtripcrazy
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our three-week trip to Colorado, my wife and I have been overwhelmed by the number of outstanding museums we have visited along the way. Add the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum to the list. And it's free. Located in downtown Colorado Springs at 215 South Tejon Street in the beautifully restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse, a granite building with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see this museum on the recommendation of several reviews. We enjoyed the exhibits and spent an hour and a half there. The museum is housed in the old courthouse and contains many rooms with interesting exhibits. Make sure to include this in your trip to the Colorado Springs area.

Thank bookishbarb
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I have lived here 12 years and have finally seen this amazing diamond in the middle of town!!! Great interactive displays for the kids and very interesting exhibits. At the very least you've got to love the old elevator and the court room!

Thank BBR2Boys
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I really enjoyed my tour here except, it was a little hot and stuffy. They had very interesting artifacts that I had never seen at any museum. Definitely, worth the time.

Thank waterlover77
Great Bend, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Very nice museum to go visit. Free admission, it is in the downtown area. It is in a gorgeous old building which is worth seeing also. The rooms have different areas of history to see, including an entire room dedicated to the Van buren pottery factory. You should make the time to go see this

Thank David S
Wildomar, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

To learn local area history, this museum is worth taking an hour to explore its exhibits. The exhibits describe how Colorado Springs developed, and also present information about recent major fires which influenced the area.

Thank mikejuha

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