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The collection of genuine Frontier buildings and items is very impressive but what's even better is the enthusiastic and knowledgeable 2 hour guided tour of close to 15 buildings that you get for just $10! Absolut...
Our guide, Pat, was so very knowledgeable and spent over 2 hours telling the stories and giving the background that provided an insight into the way of life of earlier generations.
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The museum is interesting in it's own right but we found the best part was getting some helpful information from the staff and docents about which sites to visit at Canyon of the Ancients.This is a huge park and t...
Although the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is relatively undeveloped, the visitor center provides a wealth of information about the area's prehistoric inhabitants.
The Littleton Historical Museum offers a variety of entertainment for the whole family, from two living 19th century farms, with docents and activities for children, to museum exhibits of interest to adults.
Admission is free to the museum which has an art gallery, gift shop, kids area, conference and meeting space, rest rooms/ drinking fountains, and of course displays of Littleton history.
Friendly staff, great buildings to tour, clean, good view of the mountains/park, only takes a few minutes, fun to learn about local history and see preserved buildings/cabins/houses
The Frisco Historic Park is an incredably well-done collection of buildings that were part of the town's history and have been moved to a park on Mainstreet and renovated beautifully.
The Museum displays the regions history from it's geological formation to prehistoric times (they have dinosaur bones!), on to it's indigenous roots- housing an Anasazi blanket from between 800-900 years ago- and...
The museum exhibits many different aspects of Telluride’s history in a number of small sections in rooms.
From its three-story recreation of a gold mine to scale models and full-size wagons and coaches, the SJ County Historical Society skillfully interprets mining and life in this frontier town in the heart of the San...
It is at the back of the town and looks small above ground but is very large inside and gives a great overview of this towns history and the mining, banking and printing machinery of the times.
The museum provides wonderful historical context for every relevant aspect of Ouray: mining, postal history, health care in the early days, town forefathers, celebrations, etc.
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the exhibits are well-organized and bring back many childhood memories.
The current museum staff and administrators do a wonderful job of maintaining the house and grounds and our tour guide was wonderful and knowledgeable about the family and the house.
With 24,000 square feet, several Tiffany chandeliers and 10 fireplaces in 37 rooms, most of which contain the mansion's original furniture, this home is on a par with other famous homes across our country.
The museum, which also is home to the Starsmore Center for Local History, a manuscript collection and research facility, features a wide variety of temporary and long-term exhibits, tours, programs, lectures and s...
In addition to learning impressive information about the Native Americans, I also enjoyed the section of the museum that focused on significant African American contributions to Colorado and surrounding areas.
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Tread of Pioneers Museum

Steamboat Springs
We try to take walking tours wherever we go, and this was probably the best walking tour we have ever had, due primarily to the skills, knowledge and preparation of our amazing guide, Marianne Capra.
Being somewhat a history buff, we spent two hours looking at all the exhibits and reading the interesting history of the settlement of the area as well as it's later development as a ski destination.
The videos and information throughout the room downstairs were fascinating and informative, but the views and Mike’s in-depth overview of stars, planets, and other elements he showed us through the telescope were...
Mike is very knowledgeable and it was amazing to see night sky objects through the telescope.
My favorite display was the History of Colorado in 100 objects starting with a prehistoric flint and ending with the badge of the Democratic Convention held in the city in 2008 when it elected Obama as the preside...
They involve the combination of video, pictures, and interactive / miniature models or experiential simulation to maximize the immersion of visitors into the events.
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Our '45 minute' tour was actually an hour and a half, and was informative, entertaining, inspiring, and just a great time!!! Kevin's passion and knowledge are so very evident.
Our tour guide Irene did a wonderful job sharing both the practical and personal aspects of the beautifully preserved hotel.
On June 3, 1917, before a crowd of 20,000 mourners, Cody was buried on Lookout Mountain, a promontory with spectacular views of the mountains and plains, places where Cody had spent the happiest times of his life.
The museum staff are very friendly and the museum itself has lots of exhibits on display and all have the history which makes fascinating reading.
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After we visited the Ute ancestral lands in Mesa Verde National Park, this museum was a perfect complement, providing in depth information and unique artifacts illustrating Ute history and culture.
Gift shop has an excellent selection of local and more general books, photographs, videos and thoughtful souvenir items.
Our tour docent, Margaret, did a fabulous job of explaining the history of the Byers/Evans families and how they influenced the development of Denver.
This is a lovely house museum, which was donated to Denver by members of the original family, with the original decor and furnishings dating back to the early 20th Century.
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This has been renovated recently, and is very well laid out, telling history of Estes Park, surrounding area, etc. Very good docent on duty to explain things or answer questions.
There is a short video about the history of Estes Park, storyboards, artifacts, and an audio tableau more or less in chronological order.
The explorable buildings in the courtyard include a Lutheran church, barber shop, one-room schoolhouse, daily cash store, a Conoco Filling Station, two barns with buggies and vehicles and cowboy and rancher equipm...
In the back yard area, which is fenced and accessible through the main museum building, are more artifacts and specialty buildings.
It was so great and my kids were so mesmerized with all the fun memorabilia!! Pizza and garlic knots were delicious!
The decor was fun to look at, the music videos made is sing and we enjoyed reminiscing about "the good ole days."
This small museum is a gem! Make sure to book an appointment for a tour with the highly educated and informative staff members who will give you a truly educational experience in dinosaurs and fossils.
It was a pleasure to come here, and it was well-worth the price of admission to see and support the work they are doing to preserve this prehistoric treasure, and educate those who come after.
Loved the art displays and really enjoyed the history as well.The staff was very welcoming and helpful too!
It has contemporary regional art, a look at the area's geologic and community history, and an invitation to the younger set to learn hands-on!
The Anasazi Museum features exhibits of tools, pottery, and weapons, dioramas depicting daily life, and informative videos about the mysterious people who left a remarkable architectural legacy in cliff walls like...
- Great historical preservation - On grounds museum also very intersting - Very informative and easy to understand - A must see stop! - Extensive gift shop
... of furnishings and personal items belonging to former pioneers in the Cripple Creek district, information on towns and camps within the district and surrounding Teller County and a museum gift shop with hundre...
We enjoyed the film that plays downstairs with the town's history and gold mining history.
There is a courtyard and the theater company uses other adjoining buildings and buildings across the street (Williams' Stables) for concessions and other performances.
We traveled to Denver then did the 45-minute drive out to Central City to see the Central City Opera production of Madame Butterfly.
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Museum of the West

Grand Junction
Extensive native American history and artifacts; history of Spanish exploration and artifacts; one of the West's finest collections of firearms; Western Investigations room (archaeology and the story of the murder...
It is a collaboration between the Museum of the West personnel and Colorado Mesa University, They've found incredible artifacts from their excavations, and Alferd Packer memorabilia.
Learning Breck's history and viewing photos of how the town was founded and constructed simply is unbelievable.
Great for kids!

ANA Money Museum

Colorado Springs
If you are a coin collector you take pride in your collection, frequently pulling it out to enlighten guests in your home with the story of how you found them, the history of the coins and the social and political...
Incredible collection of bills and coins and more ~ so fortunate there are those who are interested in preserving this history.
Our family stopped here quite by accident and we were pleasantly surprised by the interesting information in the Center and lovely gift shop with jewelry and objects made by local Native American artists.
Look around the museum area for local artist creations and see the nightly Indian Dances just outside the center.

Temple Israel

Leadville
The museum is free.
The museum is free and should not be missed.
... odd, interesting item one can imagine...From animals, to vehicles, to a live elk out back...a blacksmith making things out of horseshoes in a smithy shop out back too...antique hearse, fossils, you name it, it...
Great collection of Antiques, large & small
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