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History Colorado Center

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Address: 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO
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+1 303-447-8679
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Established in 1879, the Colorado Historical Society - now known as History...

Established in 1879, the Colorado Historical Society - now known as History Colorado - offers the public access to cultural and heritage resources of Colorado, including statewide museums and special programs for individuals and families, collection stewardship of Colorado's historic treasures, educational resources for schools, students and teachers, services related to preservation, archaeology and history, and a research library. It is headquartered in the History Colorado Center in Denver's Golden Triangle Museum District.

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Nice, but time your visit !

Nice museum, a little small, but avoid 10 am to 2 pm because the place is over run by school kids. If you must go, arrive at 9 am and enjoy an hour at the museum or delay until 2... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fascinating museum that literally has something for everyone. The top floor is an "art in context" exhibit done jointly with the Denver Art museum. The exhibit has art from Native Americans through the early 20th century all in the context of the development of the state. The 1st and 2nd floors are full of interactive exhibits covering... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of five adults enjoyed this interactive museum on a cold, rainy afternoon. We explored the mining history, the dust bowl, the native American heritage, visited a Black American resort area, learned the hardships of a Japanese internment camps, and got to wipe out on a simulated ski jump. There were activities designed for all ages. We learned where... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter wanted to come back after coming to the museum on a school field trip, so we visited during spring break. It's a great place for kids, and they must switch exhibits often because the one she wanted to see was gone, but there was still plenty there to do and we stayed for about three hours. It is... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four floors (actually only three as museum offices take up the third floor) of museum, but only the top floor really provides a reason to visit. The first floor's main exhibit, "Destination Colorado," is an interpretive reconstruction of a small town in the eastern part of the state in the early 20th century - you can kind of guess what... More 

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St Louis
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice museum, a little small, but avoid 10 am to 2 pm because the place is over run by school kids. If you must go, arrive at 9 am and enjoy an hour at the museum or delay until 2 pm. Trust me, it's like a swarm of crickets heading up the stairs at you at 10 am.

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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my wife, niece and her two young children. There were lots of interactive opportunities for children on levels 1 & 2. The Western Art exhibit on the 4th floor was great for adults. Allow 2-3 hours to see everything. Remember to find and try the ski jump! Great fun for all ages.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fourth floor art gallery exhibit was powerful window into things West. The diversity of stellar artist masterpieces brilliantly depicts the West through the historical tempo of the nation. The second floor journey through time and the West was informative. The school children were well behaved. A must visit if you are interested on Colorado.

Thank George A. J
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

I've been to several exhibits at this family-friendly museum. They have so much more than they have room to display, so it's worthwhile going back for the new exhibits.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived at noon to enjoy the museum, we expected some school groups to be in attendance but not so many that we couldn't enjoy the exhibits. We began on the ground floor just as one group was leaving and enjoyed about 10 minutes before being run over by another group. We decided to head to the 2nd floor thinking... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Let me first say if you go, start at the top floor the art is wonderful on this level. After that it goes downhill from there, the price is way too high for this museum. It is geared towards school kids, lots of interactive kid exhibits. We went during the week and it was nothing but schools field trips. If... More 

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