This museum has ~40 buildings that have been assembled to replicate a late-1800's Colorado town. The buildings come from surrounding mountain towns and hold over 60,000 historical items (at least that's what the staff said--I don't doubt it, there's a ton of cool items in every building). I love that you can walk into every building and get a feel for what it was really like to live or work there--from the creak of the floorboards to the sun shining through seed glass it's a thoroughly engrossing experience.
The "city" was great for kids, too. Even my 3-year-old's attention was kept by the displays and the interactive nature of the musem. Granted, her favorite part was playing on the locomotive and looking for a local chipmunk, but still, she did well considering we spent nearly three hours at the museum.
We've been to several frontier/mining camp/Old West-type museums and this is certainly the most comprehensive one we've found.
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