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Penrose Heritage Museum

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Address: 11 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906-3618
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Love this slice of early Colorado life! One of a kind

Buggies, cars, a dog cart..... artifacts from the early days of Colorado Springs, and fascinating, well-informed guides. Love this hidden gem.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kristen P
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Denver, United States
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Denver, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buggies, cars, a dog cart..... artifacts from the early days of Colorado Springs, and fascinating, well-informed guides. Love this hidden gem.

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1 Thank Kristen P
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bulk of the museum is a collection of horse drawn carriages and coaches, so you might think...pfft, big deal. These are not the basic buck board or farm wagon from the Westerns, these are beautifully preserved & restored hand made examples of the coach makers craft from before the turn of the 20th century. Very well laid out for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My sister-in-law and I checked out this museum with its Penrose family vehicles and other antique conveyances and received a great personal tour by Bill as we were the only visitors on a cold morning. Delightful, and some very spectacular old cars, carriages, saddles and a other exhibits. The Penrose family story is fascinating, and their legacy in Colorado Springs... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

It is free and takes only an hour to see it all. The automobiles of the era are in unbelievable condition with all the bells and whistles of the rich and famous. Walk across the street and you have the entire Broadmore Hotel at your disposal which is an excellent place to tour on your own. If you have an... More 

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Woodridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

My wife and I had about an hour to use up so we decided to check out the Penrose Heritage Museum and we are so glad that we did! Quite an extensive collection of artifacts related to the Penrose family and the Pike's Peak race. Horse drawn carriages from the 1800's, Native American artifacts, firearms, and cars used during the... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

It's a small museum, but very well-kept. Gentleman working there came out to speak with us, as we were the only ones there one afternoon. Interestingly, he said they don't accept "just anything" - only if it's been tied to the Penrose's. Some very cool stuff like old stage coaches in here with the opportunity to get close (but don't... More 

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Woodsville, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The gentleman running the museum was very busy but still took the time to answer all my questions and tell me some facts I didn't know besides.It has sections on old coaches,indians,and racing up pikes peak.very well done and free besides.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful small museum covering the environment and history of the Broadmoor. The focus is in horse drawn carriages and the pikes peak race associated the Penroses who founded the Broadmoor. It's an easy museum to cover in an hour but it's really great.

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Thank Laurence K
Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was a really outstanding museum. The carriages and race cars (not NASCAR) were in excellent condition considering the age. It's not big, but very interesting. The layout was unique how they displayed some of the cars, not your typical museum. It's a self tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We only discovered this as part of the seven falls shuttle ride. It is a free museum. I enjoyed the Pikes Peak Race history and the cars they have from it.

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