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Colorado Springs Museums

If it’s history and culture you’re after, make sure to take a look at our Colorado Springs museums. Step back in time and explore the Wild West at the Pioneers Museum or Outlaws and Lawmen Museum.  Enjoy the art and culture at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.  With such a variety to experience, Colorado Springs museums are a treasure trove of history and heritage worth exploring.

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Price Guidelines

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    Area: Downtown Colorado Springs
    Price: $-$$$
    Home to the Taylor Museum of Art, Bemis School of Art and SaGaJi Theatre. Featuring traveling exhibitions and permanent collections including Dale Chihuly glass.
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    Area: Downtown Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    Located downtown in the restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse, preserving the history culture of the Pikes Peak Region. In 2009, featuring exhibits to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush.
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    Area: Mountain Communities
    Price: $
    Three buildings filled with Cripple Creek gold rush history, great artifacts, Victorian rooms, gift shop, turn-of-the-century assay office, historical gold rush photos.
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    Area: Mountain Communities
    Price: $
    Learn about gold mining, geologic and human history, view displays that showcase the unique mountain environment, and learn about regional recreational activities and attractions.
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    Area: Mountain Communities
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    A whole new species of FUN! See unique and spectacular dinosaurs including T-rex, raptors, giant flying and marine reptiles, huge carnivorous fish and life restorations. Look into an actual fossil preparation laboratory.
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    Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    This collection was donated to and is presently in the possession of the Friends of Dr. Lester L. Williams Committee and on display and available to the public.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    Price: $
    The museum display is contained in the original 1899 Colorado Midland railroad complex, and contains a complete town made from the very structures that were once decaying into the mountainside.
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    Area: Manitou Springs
    Price: FREE
    Explore the history and heritage of Manitou Springs, Our Story Never Ends.
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    Area: Downtown Colorado Springs
    Price: $
    The McAllister House Museum, built in 1873, is one of Colorado Springs' oldest and most charming landmarks. Through careful research and restoration the NSCDA in Colorado has returned this English Gothic cottage to its original elegance.
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    Area: Old Colorado City
    Price: $
    The Michael Garman Museum Gallery offers over 400 handmade reproductions of Garman's unique sculptures. Garman's work captures the American spirit and features several intricately detailed series: Firefighters, Military, Western, Street Life and more.
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    Area: Manitou Springs
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    Built in 1895, Miramont Castle is a 14,000 square foot National Historic Landmark. Today, Miramont Castle is dedicated to preserving the Victorian heritage of Manitou Springs the Pikes Peak Region.
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    Area: Downtown Colorado Springs
    Price: $
    The Money Museum is America's largest museum dedicated to coins, paper money, tokens, and medals. The museum explores art, history and science to promote the diverse nature of money. The museum features a Kids Zone that teaches children about money through fun and interactive activities.
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    Area: River Communities
    Explore the history of Colorado corrections! Individual MP# and CD audio tours guide visitors through cells filled with exciting exhibits and life sized models that link the past to the present in a dramatic presentation.
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    Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    Price: $-$$
    Providing unique educational experiences that promote a deeper understanding of the historical importance of American aviation in World War II and its role in shaping the world in which we live.
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    Area: Old Colorado City
    The center represents the interwoven stories of the life and personality of the many people who made Old Colorado City their home, their workplace and their community. The Old Colorado City History Center Museum displays artifacts that tell the story of these people and businesses.
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    Area: Mountain Communities
    As the fanciest of bordellos, the Old Homestead included running water, electricity and even a telephone, as well as full-service staff of chambermaids, housekeepers, a cook and a musician. Guided tours of 10 rooms.
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    Area: Southeast Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    The museum is a collection of buildings, an airport and Medal of Honor Park contained within a State Historical District, site of the first Colorado Springs Municipal Airport founded in 1926. The museum collection includes sixteen aircraft and nine rockets/missiles.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Price: $$
    Museum and trolley restoration shops in 1888 Chicago, Rock Island Pacific Railroad Roundhouse. Ride a 1947 PCC car.
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    Area: Northwest Colorado Springs
    Price: $
    The only heritage center in the world devoted to professional rodeo. After viewing a history film, visitors can explore the Heritage Hall displaying both historic and modern cowboy gear and clothing.
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    A visit to Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site allows visitors to experience the lives of people who dwelled, worked, hunted, herded and raised families in this area from the 1700s to the early 20th century.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Price: FREE
    See 60+ original and restored vintage and antique Indians, Harley-Davidson, Excelsior, and more. View authentic period photographs and a wide display of memorabilia. Free admission! 5865 N. Nevada Ave. 719-487-8005
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    Area: Northwest Colorado Springs
    The Space Foundation Discovery Center is an interactive, museum-quality destination advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the exciting context of space exploration, development and utilization.
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    Area: Mountain Communities
    Price: $
    Two floors of artifacts, books, exhibits and photographs depict the life in Victor from its earlier days to he heyday of gold mining. Pan for real gold and gems outside the museum, open daily.
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    Area: Northeast Colorado Springs
    Witness a 37-ton Corliss Steam Engine in operation, learn how to gold pan, see what rocks you eat!, experiment with hands-on exhibits, picnic on our 27 acres, visit with our donkeys, and much more!
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    Area: Southwest Colorado Springs
    The international repository for the sport of figure skating and the U.S. and World halls of fame.