If you want to know more about the history of Colorado, visit these Colorado museums. You can visit them both in person and online.
Established in 1879, History Colorado offers public access to cultural and heritage resources of Colorado.
Here are the various Colorado museums that tell much of the story of the Centennial State. There are plenty of hands-on displays and a wealth of information. Put them on your “bucket list.”
Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum – History Matters. The Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum (CSPM) is the only institution researching, collecting and interpreting the robust history of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. Located at 215 South Tejon, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
National Museum of World War II Aviation – The National Museum of World War II Aviation provides a unique educational experience. It promotes a deeper understanding of the historical importance of American aviation in World War II. Located at 755 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
History Colorado Center – “Inspiring generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado.” Located at 1200 Broadway, Denver, Colorado.
Byers-Evans House Museum – “The Byers-Evans House was home to two prominent Denver families. It is one of the city’s most historic landmarks.” Located at 1310 Bannock Street, Denver, Colorado.
El Pueblo History Museum – “El Pueblo History Museum showcases the city’s history and the region’s many cultural and ethnic groups.” Located at 301 North Union, Pueblo, Colorado.
Fort Garland Museum & Pike’s Stockade – “Fort Garland was once commanded by legendary frontiersman Kit Carson. It had a garrison of over 100 men. They served to protect the earliest settlers in the San Luis Valley.” Located at 29477 Highway 159, Fort Garland, Colorado.
Fort Vasquez Museum – “Visit the site of an 1835 fur-trading fort. You can follow the paths of founders Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette.” Located at 13412 U.S. Highway 85, Platteville, Colorado.
Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park – “An engineering marvel originally built in 1884. The railroad fulfilled the hopes of Georgetown citizens to become a prosperous settlement connected to Denver and points east.” Located 45 miles west of Denver on I-70, Exit #228.
Healy House Museum & Dextor Cabin – “Life in a mining town where miners made their fortunes overnight.” Located at 912 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, Colorado.
Trinidad History Museum – “Explore Trinidad’s past and its place in the American West at the Trinidad History Museum.” Located at 312 East Main, Trinidad, Colorado.
Ute Indian Museum – “Experience one of the most complete collections of Ute Indian artifacts in the nation.” Located at 12753 Chipeta Road, Montrose, Colorado.
Make plans today to visit these Colorado Museums!
Head for Steamboat Springs any season of the year – Here’s Why!
* Tubing at several locations – Howelsen Hill – Steamboat – Saddleback Ranch’s Yee-Haw Tubing Hill – Yampa River
* Natural Hot Springs and Mineral Pools (To Die For – Very Relaxing!)
* Steamboat Pro Rodeo – Old Fashion Wagon rides and Dinner
* Slingshot Bungee Jump Trampoline (oh boy… be careful)
* Plenty of music festivals all year round for all ages (Click the link below)
* Mountain activities include, Hiking – Mountain biking – Horseback riding – ATV and Jeep tours – Hot air balloon rides
* During the ski season – Steamboat is rated Number 1 in the U.S., known as Ski Town USA
Steamboat Springs is a “must visit” in Colorado!See more at:
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Interesting Facts About the Sand Dunes in Colorado:
1) Members of the Ladies P.E.O. sponsored a bill to Congress asking for national monument status for the Great Sand Dunes. The bill was signed into law in 1932 by President Herbert Hoover.
2) In 2000-2004 the Sand Dunes in Colorado was expanded into a national park and preserve.
3) About 300,000 people visit the Great Sand Dunes every year because of the oddly beautiful combination of desert dunes and high mountain peaks, the spring-time flow of Medano Creek, and dark, quiet nights in the Dunes wilderness.
4) Camping, hiking, and photography opportunities are plentiful in the area.
“Visitors must walk across the wide and shallow Medano Creek to reach the dunes in spring and summer months. The creek typically has a peak flow from late May to early June in most years. From July through April, the creek is usually no more than a few inches deep, if there is any water at all.
Hiking is permitted throughout the dunes with the warning that the sand surface temperature may reach 150 °F (66 °C) in summer. Sandboarding and sandsledding are popular activities, both done on specially designed equipment which can be rented just outside the park entrance or in Alamosa.” Source…
The Great Sand Dunes of Colorado is a “Must See” Attraction!
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