Category Archives: Museums

The Colorado Model Railroad Museum

We visited Greeley for much the same reason we visited Fort Collins—just to say we’d been there. But unlike Fort Collins which at least had a few attractions, Greeley was pretty dull. We walked up and down main street and … Continue reading

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Close to Home

After our excursion to the San Luis Valley last weekend, we decided to stick closer to home this Saturday. Our first stop was lunch, at Bingo Burger in downtown Colorado City.  A Bingo Burger, by definition, had Pueblo peppers ground … Continue reading

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Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

I never intended to make a special trip to visit this museum dedicated to the life and career of Buffalo Bill Cody, but I knew it was there and figured I’d be in the neighborhood some day. That day turned … Continue reading

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May Natural History Museum

When you drive south on Route 115 out of Colorado Springs, you pass a huge bug that stands on a hill next to the road. This is Herkimer, a giant West Indian Hercules Beetle built in the 1950’s to mark … Continue reading

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Forney Museum of Transporation

This Denver museum had a little bit of everything. The dozen or so late-model Rolls Royces didn’t interest me much, but otherwise, I enjoyed it. A restored bumper car from the 50’s. 1923 Hispano Suiza Victoria Town Car. It was … Continue reading

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Money Museum

I used to collect coins. (At one time or another, I’ve collected just about everything.) I’ve retained enough knowledge and interest to make me want to visit the Money Museum of the American Numismatic Association. There were four exhibit areas. … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

This museum wasn’t high on our to-do list, but we were given free passes by a friend so we gave it a try. We were pleasantly surprised—not that we found the art moving, but we did find it entertaining. For … Continue reading

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History Colorado Center

We’re still looking to learn more about the history of our new state, so we headed to this oddly-named museum in downtown Denver. There were some fun bits, but the exhibits focused largely on political issues and interactive displays for … Continue reading

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Magic Town

The front of Magic Town is a store filled with sculptures by Michael Garman. For $3 each, we were given a bag of popcorn and were allowed in the back where Magic Town is located. It’s a miniature city filled … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

We drove downtown to the Colorado Springs Pioneer’s Museum. I went inside to see if they were open on New Years Eve. The friendly woman behind the counter said, “If you want to see the museum this year, today is … Continue reading

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