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“Nice surprise in downtown Colorado Springs”

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice surprise in downtown Colorado Springs”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Pioneers Museum is a great place to learn about how Colorado Springs came to be the pretty but breathtakingly eccentric town it is. General Palmer was an East Coast, Quaker, Railroad magnate, Union Brevet General, Medal of Honor winner who wanted to build an English resort in the Front Range of the Rockies. He almost succeeded except for the cowboys, ranchers, saloons, hookers, and, of course, miners who lived in the neighborhood.

The museum has a lot of other good stuff and, you're a Perry Mason fan, you'll find something special here too. And it's free!

Visited April 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A glimpse into the past”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

A visit to the Pioneer Museum in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado is a wonderful glimpse into the way of life from the view of the pioneer. There are artifacts from old mercantiles and doctor's offices, dentists, and saloons of the old west. It is quite an interesting place to visit.

Visited November 2012
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very cool exhibits!”
Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Wish we'd had longer! Just stopped in because we were right beside it. Lots of interesting artifacts! I liked the medical room the best.

Visited June 2013
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Zephyrhills, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A great learning experience”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Very comprehensive history of Colorado Springs and surrounding area. This museum is in the old courthouse from the 1800's and still has the old "bird cage" elevator in working order to carry you to the second floor.
Clean, well managed and the cost is voluntary contributions.

Visited June 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Small museum with interactive exhibits & lots of character”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

This is an easy place to spend a low key 1 to 1-1/2 hours and an easy walk to restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs. Admission is FREE, but if you want to make a donation, you can do so by using an antique cash register. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The exhibit rooms are small, yet packed with history of the city. The museum is never crowded. The old courtroom with amazing woodwork has been used in various movies. The photographs of the city and history of bicycles is interesting. As is the room dedicated to Pikes Peak. Our favorite is the Van Briggle artisan pottery exhibit. There is a rotating exhibit room and a costume area where you can dress up and take pictures.

Visited December 2012
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