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1055 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO, US, 80920

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  • Arts & Museums

    »Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame

    This museum documents rodeo's 19th-century genesis, when it was a cowboy's way of life, to the business and sport it is today. Multimedia presentations and display cases featuring trophies, gear and photos dominate the museum. The Hall of Champions showcases rodeo greats, announcers and clowns. The outside rodeo arena features live rodeo animals. An on-site gift shop shelves all sorts of books, collectibles and music.

    101 Pro Rodeo Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80919

    »Western Museum of Mining & Industry

    Minerals, the lure of the west, are now the lure of this museum. Featuring four buildings in a park-like setting, it provides a window to the world of mining. It includes over 4000 mining items like steam engines, drills, picks and pans, early photographs and even a stable of live burros. In this hands-on museum, kids can try their luck at panning for gold. There are tables for picnics and plenty of RV parking.

    225 North Gate Boulevard
    Colorado Springs, CO 80921

    »American Numismatic Association Money Museum

    The American Numismatic Association Money Museum is a great place to learn about the making and history of money. You'll see both ancient and modern forms of currency along with equipment that was used to manufacture it. Kids can learn and have fun participating in organized activities and free classes at the museum. The main exhibit changes every year, so check the website or call to see what's currently on display. 

    818 North Cascade Avenue
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    »Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

    Built in 1936, this art center, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is more like a mall of art mediums featuring plays, films, paintings and sculpture. Harbored inside the Taylor Museum is one of the world's most extensive collections of Native American and Hispanic art. It also displays the works of Georgia O'Keeffe and Charles Russell, and presents ever-changing special art exhibitions. The Repertory Theatre Company features musicals and sponsors weekly showings of classic films. In addition, there is the Bemis Art school, an art library, and dining at the Balcony restaurant.

    30 West Dale Street
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    »McAllister House Museum

    The fact that one must ring a doorbell and wait for a guide to answer the front door aptly underscores the quaintness of this museum. Built in 1873, this little cottage of history offers a rare peep at life during the Victorian era. Its rooms are meticulously filled with ornate chairs, high-back sofas, rose-colored drapery and "wow-look-at-that" marble fireplaces. There is even a children's room filled with small furniture and antique dolls which have those creepy, staring looks.

    423 North Cascade Avenue
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    »Flute Player Gallery

    There is no mistaking this shop as just another generic gallery. Its white walls and displays brim with authentic Native American art. Ranging from traditional to contemporary the gallery offers handmade Hopi, Zuni and Navajo jewelry crafted from silver, coral, shell and turquoise. Kachina dolls, decorative and functional pottery, rugs and Zuni fetish carvings are well stocked. There are also varied selections of Navajo weavings and folk art. Even if you are not shopping, this gallery is worth a visit just for the cultural and museum-like attributes of its stock.

    2511 West Colorado Ave
    Colorado Springs, CO 80904

    »Cucuru Gallery Cafe

    In this old house, given new life with Spanish-inspired paint, Cucuru Gallery Cafe showcases art on the walls while serving delicious coffee drinks and lunch foods. They have a large patio where you'll find people doing the tango on warm nights. They even offer lessons for those who want to dance, but aren't familiar with the steps. Live music can be heard here from time to time. Overall it's a lively atmosphere in which to enjoy coffee or tapas!

    2332 West Colorado Avenue
    Colorado Springs, CO 80904

    »Michael Garman Sculpture Gallery

    This commercial gallery has been a trusted source of sculpture and finely crafted gifts for many years. Well known as a creative and unusual accessory store, it offers "ooh-look-at-that" kaleidoscopes, fashion jewelry, exquisite handcrafted furniture, hand-blown glass and many other exceptional creations in addition to sculptures. Different presentations and shows featuring local and national artists are offered throughout the year. Pricing can vary a great deal between inexpensive and expensive, but most items tend to be well priced for the quality.

    2418 W Colorado Ave
    Colorado Springs, CO 80904

    »Ghost Town Museum

    This nifty museum allows you to go back in time 100 years while moseying through genuine Old West buildings. You can slip into an old saloon, visit a sheriff's office and the town jail, or even pan for gold. Cowboy fun can be had at the shooting gallery. Enter the nostalgic arcade to see how folks were once entertained before Nintendo and computer games. Set in Old Colorado City Historic District, in the historic Colorado Midland railroad structure, this museum is just minutes from downtown and is under cover, allowing for year round pleasure.

    400 South 21st St
    Colorado Springs, CO 80904

    »Manitou Cliff Dwellings

    Dating back to 1100 CE, these well-preserved Anasazi cliff dwellings are a must visit for anyone interested in history and ancient cultures. The dwellings feature over 40 rooms, including a revered ceremonial kiva. All the tours are self-guided and require some ladder and stair climbing to enter the structures. Two on-site museums, which feature Anasazi artifacts, offer sharp insight on the how, where, when and why of this cliff-dwelling culture. Visit from June to August and witness traditional Indian dancers.

    Off Highway 24
    Manitou Springs, CO 80829

    »Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

    A famous tourist spot in Downtown Colorado Springs, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum has collection of over 40,000 objects portraying the history and culture of the region. The museum's upper floor houses a courtroom which is a venue for music concerts and plays. It is a beautiful hall with wooden furniture. Apart from these events there are also local community events conducted in this courtroom.

    215 South Tejon Street
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    »Dr. Lester L. Williams Fire Museum

    A visit to the Dr. Lester L. Williams Fire Museum makes for a great daytime outing. Dr. Williams served as the physician to the Colorado Springs Fire Department and collected firefighting artifacts. Here, you'll find historical items like antique firetrucks, photos, and equipment on display along with other memorabilia. You'll have a great opportunity for pictures, and you'll learn a lot about the history of firefighting. 

    375 Printers Parkway
    Colorado Springs, CO 80910
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