Penrose Heritage Museum in Colorado Springs

Penrose Heritage Museum

Penrose Heritage Museum showcases the history and heritage of the Pikes Peak region through the personal artifact collection of Colorado Springs’ philanthropists Spencer and Julie Penrose.

The Penrose Legacy includes the construction of the Pikes Peak Auto Highway (1915), the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (1916), the Broadmoor Hotel (1918), the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (1926), the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (1936), the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun (1937), and the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (1937) – just to name a few of Colorado Springs’ most iconic attractions!

The museum exhibits 30 carriages, western cultural artifacts, and 15 race cars that competed in the infamous Race to the Clouds, one of the oldest motorsport events in the U.S., second only to the Indianapolis 500. 

Whether you are interested in the Penrose legacy, regional history, transportation, or motorsports, Penrose Heritage Museum is a cultural institution you will not want to miss when visiting Colorado Springs.


  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

*If interested in visiting on a holiday, please call ahead about potential holiday closures.

The museum is free and open to the public.

Phone: 719-577-7065

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