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CANON CITY
MUSEUMS and HISTORY

Museum of Colorado Prisons
Home of many cold blooded killers such as Alfred Packer, the prison has had 78 executions. To preserve the Prison History, the Museum of Colorado Prisons opened its doors June 18, 1988. The Museum is located in the Old Women's prison built in 1935, just outside the east wall of the original Colorado Territorial Penitentiary. The facility next door is still an active medium security prison with about 800 men in residence.
Summer hours are 8:30 - 6:00 daily.
Winter hours are 10:00 - 5:00 Fri., Sat., and Sun.

Dinosaur Depot Museum

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CENTENNIAL
MUSEUMS and HISTORY

The Sandcreek Massacre:
A Lesson From American History

By Don Vasicek
303-770-8710
A compelling 1 hr documentary about the incidents which led up to and caused a horrific tragedy in the Colorado Territory.

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COLORADO SPRINGS
MUSEUMS and HISTORY

American Numismatic Association
818 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-632-2346

Colorado Archaeological Society (Colo Spgs)
The Pikes Peak Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month except August and December. A short business meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. followed by the featured presentation. The meetings are held in the Community Room at the Falcon Substation of the Colorado Springs Police Department - 7850 Goddard

Colorado Springs Astronomical Society
The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society© (CSAS©) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the enjoyment of the nighttime sky. We currently have over 100 members that meet regularly to observe the splendors of our dark, dry, and high Colorado skies. In addition to monthly observing sessions, we hold monthly membership meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Colorado Springs Clear Sky Clock

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-634-5581
Experience the rich cultures of the SW, housed in an award winning art deco facility

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
215 S. Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-385-5990
The Mission of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is to collect, preserve, research and interpret the history and culture of the Pikes Peak Region.

Cool Science
Cool Science is a Colorado Springs 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing scientific fun to the Pikes Peak Region!  Our purpose is to increase the number of children who pursue careers in mathematics, science and technology, and the number of adults who actively support children's scientific education.

Garden of the Gods
1805 N. 30th Street (at Gateway Road)
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
719-634-6666
A must see for visitors to Colorado Springs Fantastic scenery and rock formations.

Garden of the Gods Trading Post
The Trading Post is located on the South edge of the Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We are open all year.
Summer-8:00 to 8:00,
Winter 9:00 to 5:30
800-874-4515 Fax 719-685-9377

Legend of Jimmy Camp
Jimmy Camp is the name of an historic campground on the eastern edge of Colorado Springs.

May Natural History Museum
The May Natural History Museum of the Tropics is a unique museum - there is not another like it on the continent. Even though the main collection contains over one hundred thousand invertebrates, about 8,000 are all that are shown to the general public because this is all a person can look at in one visit, even then some people spend 2 or 3 hours and return many times to see what they missed on previous visits. Generally speaking, the largest, the most beautiful, and the most valuable are the ones on display; exhibits are changed each year. The May Natural Museum is open from May 1st to October 1st and reservations are required for groups in the winter.  Groups of ten are the minimum number of persons possible for winter reservations. Map of directions to museum.

National Space Science and Technology Institute
The National Space Science and Technology Institute is an education, research and public outreach organization dedicated to promoting the sciences and technology, with special emphasis on astronomy and space sciences. A Colorado 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, the National Space Science and Technology Institute is an evolution of Pikes Peak Observatory, Inc.

Old Colorado City Historical Society
One South 24th Street
Old Colorado City
Tues - Sun 11:00-4:00

www.pikespeakradiomuseum.com
Pikes Peak Radio Museum

Dedicated to the preservation, study and display of radio and electronic equipment, and related items from the past to the present.

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum
101 Pro Rodeo Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
719-593-8840
Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum preserves the past and passes on the best of the Old West to future generations.

Western Museum of Mining and Industry
The museum's 27-acre site has four exhibit buildings, several outdoor displays and a picnic area. Come learn to pan for gold and to see how turn-of-the-century miners timbered, drilled, blasted, mucked and moved ore from the mine to the stamp mill, where ore was crushed and processed. If this is not enough, see the actual operation of its multi-ton steam engines, drills, hoists, trammers, and other carefully restored mining machines. Located at I-25 exit 156A, just east of the US Air Force Academy north gate in Colorado Springs. The museum is open daily from 9a.m.-4p.m., Monday through Saturday. From June through September, we are also open on Sundays from Noon until 4p.m.. Admission is charged, and group and bus tour rates are available.

World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame
The World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world devoted entirety to the sport of figure skating. Located in the same building with U.S. Figure Skating Headquarters, the museum houses an impressive collection of skating artifacts, trophies, costumes and memorabilia. Visitors can also learn the history of figure skating, find out the difference between a Lutz and Salchow, and watch some of the best skating moments ever in the video area.

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CORTEZ
MUSEUMS and HISTORY

Colorado Archaeology Society (Cortez)
The Hisatsinom Chapter is centered at Cortez near Mesa Verde National Park, and among the many ruins of the prehistoric Anasazi Culture. The chapter meets on the first Tuesday (7:30PM) of each month at the Cortez Cultural Center except for June, July and August when programs are held elsewhere (call for information).

Cortez Cultural Center

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Cortez, CO 81401
800-422-8975 * Map
The center is dedicated to understanding, teachning, and preserving the rich history of the ancient Pueblo Indians who inhabited the canyons and mesas of the southwest.

Lowery Pueblo in Mesa Verde Country
Unlike most sites, two different cultural traditions are evident at Lowry. Portions of the pueblo are similar to early styles of Chacoan architecture and later additions are more characteristic of those styles found at Mesa Verde. Lowry was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1967 and in 2000 became part of the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.

Notah Dineh Museum
345 W. Main
800-444-2024
Opened to the public in 1994, Notah Dineh Museum features an extensive display of historic American Indian art and artifacts. The largest known Two Grey Hills weaving is showcased in the museum. Relics of the Old West in the exhibit include antique bits and bridles, beaded leatherwear, fringed dresses and leggings, and historic firearms. The museum is free to the public.

Ute Mountain Tribal Park
The Park encompasses approximately 125,000 acres around a 25 mile stretch of the Mancos River. Within the park are hundreds of surface sites and cliff dwellings, Ancestral Puebloan petroglyphs, and
historic Ute wall paintings and petroglyphs.

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CRAIG
MUSEUMS and HISTORY

Museum of Northwest Colorado
590 Yampa Avenue
Craig, CO 81625
970-824-6360
Located in the Northwest corner of Colorado.

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CREEDE
MUSEUMS and HISTORY

Creede Historic Museum
Main Street
719-658-2303
Free admission, 10-4 daily from
Memorial Day to Labor Day. Mining memorabilia.

Creede Underground Mining Museum
Forest Service Road 503 #9
719-658-0811
Summer 10-4 daily
Fall-Spring 10-3 weekdays
Wear a jacket, facilities underground.

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CRIPPLE CREEK
MUSEUMS and HISTORY

Cripple Creek District Museum
The Cripple Creek District Museum is a private, non-profit foundation founded to preserve the history of the fabulous Cripple Creek District. Located on Bennett Avenue in the former Midland-Terminal Railroad Depot, the Museum complex contains three buildings with six floors of mining memorabilia, maps, paintings, glass and china, children's items, furnishings, an assay office, a photograph gallery, Indian artifacts, mineral displays and tow Victorian apartments. During winter months, the museum is open weekends only. In the summer, it is open daily.

Cripple Creek Ghost Walk Tours

Cripple Creek Gold Mining
Cripple Creek District Museum and Lowell Thomas Museum in Victor offer glimpses of the golden era of the mining district. There are many attractions, and driving tours also offer personal views of days gone by as do
the tours of the historic Mount Pisgah Cemetery

Gold Belt Tour National Scenic Byway
Cripple Creek District Museum and Lowell Drive the Gold Belt Tour and retrace the historic travel routes connecting Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District, site of the world's largest gold rush, to the communities of Florence, Cañon City and Florissant. Today the communities of the Gold Belt Tour invite you to experience the rich local heritage as you follow the "Roads to Riches"...

The Golden Loop Historic Parkway
A Series of Interpretive Sites and Trails Through the Cripple Creek Mining District:
*Vindicator Valley Including the Theresa and Vindicator Mines - IN WINTER open for cross country skiing!
*Stratton’s Independence Mine, A National Historic Register Site
*Battle Mountain Trail - a Millennium Trail
*The Gold Coin Mine, The Legacy That Built Victor
*Little Grouse Mountain Trail - A Natural Interpretive Site
*Golden Loop Driving Tour Through Historic  Mining Backcountry Roads
*Gold Camp Trail - Interpreting the History of Poverty Gulch
*Cresson Ore Sorting House - A Recreation of the Original

Molly Kathleen Gold Mine

Old Homestead House Museum
Original 1890’s Brothel in Cripple Creek’s
Red Light District
353 Myers Avenue
Cripple Creek Tours Include History of the Famous Parlor House and the 1890’s Cripple Creek Gold Rush! The museum is open weekends in May, open daily 10am-5pm from Memorial Day Weekend to 1st weekend in October, and then 11am - 4pm weekends thru Christmas.

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