List of museums in Colorado

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List of museums in Colorado identifies museums (defined for this context as institutions including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Non-profit and university art galleries are also included. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

Lists of Colorado institutions which are not museums are noted in the "See also" section, below.

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Name Location County Region Subject Notes
Adams County Museum Brighton Adams Denver Area Open air website, operated by the Adams County Historical Society
Agricultural Heritage Center Longmont Boulder Denver Area Farm website, early 20th-century period farm
A.J. Eaton House Museum Eaton Weld Front Range Military History of the flag of the United States, military artifacts and memorabilia[1]
American Mountaineering Museum Golden Jefferson Denver Area Sports website, also known as the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum, heroism, technology, culture and spirit of mountaineering
American Numismatic Association Money Museum Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Numismatic History of numismatics from the earliest invention of money to modern day
Anasazi Heritage Center Dolores Montezuma Southwest Native American Ancient Pueblo Peoples culture and other Native cultures in the Four Corners region, also starting point for visits to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
Animas Museum Durango La Plata Southwest Local history website, operated by the La Plata County Historical Society
Ashcroft Ghost Town Ashcroft Pitkin Northwest Open air Late 19th-century silver mining ghost town
Argo Gold Mine and Mill Idaho Springs Clear Creek Front Range Mining Tunnel, mine tour and mining museum
A.R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art Trinidad Las Animas Southeast Art website, features vintage American illustrations, paintings & photographs including western, native American & Hispanic artifacts
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Arvada Jefferson Denver Area Multiple Includes the Arvada History Museum and art galleries
Arvada Flour Mill Museum Arvada Jefferson Denver Area Mill Open by appointment with the Arvada Historical Society
Aspen Art Museum Aspen Pitkin Northwest Art Contemporary art including drawings, paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations and electronic media
Astor House Museum Golden Jefferson Denver Area Historic house Early 20th century hotel house
Aurora History Museum Aurora Adams Denver Area Multiple website, changing local history and decorative arts exhibits
Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising Fort Collins Larimer Front Range Art website, textiles, dress and interior furnishings, includes two galleries, part of Colorado State University
Avery House Fort Collins Larimer Front Range Historic house website, open for tours by the Poudre Landmarks Association
Barney Ford House Museum Breckenridge Summit Northwest African American website, home of civil rights pioneer Barney Ford, educates about the role of people of color in Colorado history, operated by Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum Fort Collins Larimer Front Range Farm website, historic working farm with agriculture exhibits
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site La Junta Otero Southeast Living Reconstructed 1840’s adobe fur trading post with seasonal living history demonstrations and tours
Big Timbers Museum Lamar Prowers Southeast Local history website, history of Prowers County
Black American West Museum Denver Denver Denver Area American West Exhibits include buffalo soldiers, miners, cowboys, pioneers, early explorers, homesteaders, and Dearfield, Colorado, a black pioneer town
Boggsville Historic Site Las Animas Bent Southeast Open air website, operated by the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County, includes two restored original adobe historic houses from the 19th-century ghost town
Boulder History Museum Boulder Boulder Front Range Local history
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Boulder Boulder Front Range Art website
Bowles House (Westminster, Colorado) Westminster Jefferson Denver Area Historic house Late 19th-century house, tours by the Westminster Historical Society
Breckenridge Welcome Center Breckenridge Summit Northwest Local history 1880s history, town's origins, natural history of the Cucumber Gulch Preserve, start of historic house tours in town[2]
Broomfield Depot Museum Broomfield Broomfield Denver Area Local history website
Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum Broomfield Broomfield Denver Area Military website
Brush Area Museum and Cultural Center Brush Morgan Northeast Local history website
Buell Children’s Museum Pueblo Pueblo Southeast Children's website, part of Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
Buena Vista Heritage Museum Buena Vista Chaffee Southwest Local history website, includes period room displays and model railroad
Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave Golden Jefferson Denver Area Biographical website, life, times and legends of William F. Cody
Byers-Evans House Museum Denver Denver Denver Area Historic house Operated by History Colorado, 1910-1920 period house
Cable Center Denver Denver Denver Area Technology website, cable telecommunications industry history and pioneers
CAF Rocky Mountain Wing Museum Grand Junction Mesa Northwest Aviation Located at the Grand Junction Regional Airport, historic aircraft
Castle Rock Museum Castle Rock Douglas Denver Area Local history website, operated by the Castle Rock Historical Society
The CELL Denver Denver Denver Area Military website, The Center for Empowered Living and Learning, exhibits about terrorism
Centennial Village Museum Greeley Weld Front Range Open air website, over 2 dozen structures on 8 acres
Center of Southwest Studies Durango La Plata Southwest Native American website, part of Fort Lewis College, features Native American textiles, artifacts and changing exhibits
Cheyenne Mountain Heritage Center Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Local history website
Children's Museum of Denver Denver Denver Denver Area Children's
Clara Hatton Gallery Fort Collins Larimer Front Range Art website, located in the Visual Arts Building at Colorado State University
Clear Creek History Park Golden Jefferson Denver Area Open air website, late 19th century mountain ranch with period demonstrations
Climbing Tree Children's Museum Montrose Montrose Northwest Children's website
Clyfford Still Museum Denver Denver Denver Area Art Exhibits the artwork of Abstract Expressionist painter Clyfford Still
Coeur d' Alene Mine Shaft House Central City Gilpin Front Range Mining website, operated by the Gilpin Historical Society, mine shaft house, antique mining equipment
Colorado Governor's Mansion Denver Denver Denver Area Historic house
Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo Museum Pueblo Pueblo Southeast Medical website, history of the Colorado Mental Health Institute, formerly the Colorado State Hospital
Colorado Model Railroad Museum Greeley Weld Front Range Railroad website, located at the Greeley Freight Station, model railroad layouts
Colorado State University Art Galleries Fort Collins Larimer Front Range Art website, located in the Visual Art Building, includes the Hatton Gallery, Glass Box Gallery and Mini Gallery
Colorado State University Art Museum Fort Collins Larimer Front Range Art website, located on the first floor of the University Center for the Arts
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum Golden Jefferson Denver Area Natural history Part of the Colorado School of Mines, includes minerals, fossils, gemstones, meteorites and historic mining artifacts
Colorado Railroad Museum Golden Jefferson Denver Area Railway
Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame Vail Eagle Northwest Sports website, legacy of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Art
Colorado Springs Historical Military Museum Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Military website, includes military vehicles, guns, guns, guns, equipment, uniforms, memorabilia, and artifacts dating from World War I to the present
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Multiple Exhibits include Colorado history and culture, art, Native American and pioneer artifacts, military history, quilts
Comanche Crossing Museum Strasburg Arapahoe Northeast Open air website, operated by the Comanche Crossing Historical Society, include period artifacts displayed in two schools, homestead house, depot, post office, bank, soda fountain, caboose, antique farm equipment
Conejos Museum Antonito Conejos South Central Railroad website, railroad
Cortez Cultural Center Cortez Montezuma Southwest Multiple website, includes an art gallery and local history museum
Cozens Ranch and Stage Stop Museum Winter Park Grand Northwest Historic house website, operated by the Grand County Historical Association, 19th century homestead
Creamery Arts Center Hotchkiss Delta Northwest Art website
Creede Historic Museum Creede Mineral South Central Local history website, mining town memorabilia
Creede Underground Mining Museum Creede Mineral South Central Mining website, silver mining
Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum Crested Butte Gunnison Southwest Local history website, includes Mountain Bike Hall of Fame
Cripple Creek District Museum Cripple Creek Teller Central Local history Gold rush history, pioneer artifacts, Victorian rooms
Cross Orchards Historic Site Grand Junction Mesa Northwest Living Part of Museum of Western Colorado, early 20th century period fruit ranch
Crowley Heritage Center Crowley Crowley Southeast Local history website
CU Art Museum Boulder Boulder Front Range Art website, part of University of Colorado at Boulder
CU Heritage Center Boulder Boulder Front Range Local history website, history of the University of Colorado at Boulder
Cussler Museum Arvada Jefferson Denver Area Automotive website, classic cars
Delta County Historical Museum Delta Delta Northwest Local history Facebook site[3]
Denver Art Museum Denver Denver Denver Area Art
Denver Museum of Nature & Science Denver Denver Denver Area Natural history Exhibits include Ancient Egypt, health, gems and minerals, Native Americans, evolution, space and wildlife
Denver Firefighters Museum Denver Denver Denver Area Firefighting
Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys Denver Denver Denver Area Toy Located in the historic Pearce-McAllister Cottage
Dikeou Collection Denver Denver Denver Area Art Private art collection that is open to the public
Dillon Schoolhouse Museum Dillon Summit Northwest School information, scroll to listing, operated by the Summit Historical Society
Dinosaur Depot Museum Cañon City Fremont South Central Natural history website
Dinosaur Journey Museum Fruita Mesa Northwest Natural history website, part of Museum of Western Colorado, exhibits include fossils, cast skeletons, robotic reconstructions of dinosaurs, working paleontological labs
Dinosaur National Monument Dinosaur Moffat Northwest Natural history Dinosaur fossil site with exhibits at the visitor center
Dinosaur Ridge Morrison Jefferson Denver Area Natural history Dinosaur fossil and track site with museum
Dougherty Museum Longmont Boulder Denver Area Automotive website, restored antique automobiles including models powered by steam, electricity and early internal combustion
Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Durango La Plata Southwest Railroad Heritage railroad and museum in the roundhouse
Durango Discovery Museum Durango La Plata Southwest Science Interactive science exhibits, located in a historic coal-fired, steam-generated AC power plant
Edwin Carter Discovery Center Breckenridge Summit Northwest Historic house website, home features Carter's natural history artifacts, operated by Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
Elbert County Museum Kiowa Elbert Denver Area Local history website
El Pomar Carriage Museum Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Transportation website, look under About El Pomar, features horse-drawn and motorized carriages collected by Spencer Penrose
El Pueblo History Museum Pueblo Pueblo Southeast Local history Operated by History Colorado, includes an 1840s-style adobe trading post and plaza
Enos Mills Cabin Museum and Gallery Estes Park Larimer Front Range Biographical website, home and life of Enos Mills, proponent of Rocky Mountain National Park
Erie-Wise Homestead Museum Erie Boulder Front Range Historic house website, operated by the Erie Historical Society, late 19th-century homestead house
Estes Park Museum Estes Park Larimer Front Range Local history website
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Florissant Teller Central Natural history Dinosaur fossil and petrified redwood site
Foothills Art Center Golden Jefferson Denver Area Art website,
Forney Transportation Museum Denver Denver Denver Area Transportation Includes antique cars, locomotives, buggies, bicycles, motorcycles, rare and exotic vehicles, things on wheels
Fort Collins Museum and Discovery Science Center Fort Collins Larimer Front Range Multiple Local history, culture and science
Fort Francisco Museum La Veta Huerfano Southeast Local history website, adobe pioneer fort buildings and local history displays, operated by the Huerfano County Historical Society
Fort Garland Museum Fort Garland Costilla South Central Military Operated by History Colorado, reconstructed fort with exhibits on Kit Carson and Buffalo Soldiers
Fort Lupton Museum Fort Lupton Weld Front Range Local history website
Fort Morgan Museum Fort Morgan Morgan Northeast Local history website
Fort Uncompahgre Living History Museum Delta Delta Northwest Living website
Fort Vasquez Museum Platteville Weld Front Range Military Operated by History Colorado, early 19th century fur trading post
Four Mile Historic Park Glendale Arapahoe Denver Area Historic house website, mid 19th century pioneer house
Fred Harman Western Art Museum Pagosa Springs Archuleta Southwest Art website, Western art, memorabilia, and art of Fred Harman
Frisco Historic Park Frisco Summit Northwest Open air Includes Frisco Schoolhouse museum, several cabins and historic houses
Frontier Historical Museum Glenwood Springs Garfield Northwest Local history website
Galloping Goose Historical Society Museum Dolores Montezuma Southwest Railroad website
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Natural history Nature center and exhibits
Gateway Auto Museum Gateway Mesa Northwest Automobiles Official site
Georgetown Energy Museum Georgetown Clear Creek Front Range Science website, electricity generation and antique appliances
Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park Georgetown Clear Creek Front Range Railroad Operated by History Colorado, heritage railroad with a railroad museum at the Silver Plume Depot and an optional tour of the Lebanon Silver Mine
Gillaspie House Nederland Boulder Front Range Historic house website, operated by the Nederland Area Historical Society, early 20th-century period house
Gilpin History Museum Central City Gilpin Front Range Local history website, operated by the Gilpin County Historical Society
Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures Fort Collins Larimer Front Range Multiple website, international history & folk art, also the location of the Intercultural Resource Center
Golden History Center Golden Jefferson Denver Area Local history website
Golden Pioneer Museum Golden Jefferson Denver Area Local history website, includes Native American, pioneer and Western life artifacts and exhibits
Greeley History Museum Greeley Weld Front Range Local history website
Hahns Peak Museum Clark Routt Northwest Open air website, operated by the Hahns Peak Historical Society, includes the museum with mining and pioneer artifacts, historic jail, District 34 Schoolhouse, 19th-century Wither Cabin
Hamill House Museum Georgetown Clear Creek Front Range Historic house website, operated by the Historic Georgetown, wealthy mining entrepreneur's Victorian home
Hayden Heritage Center Museum Hayden Routt Northwest Local history website
Hazard House Museum Saguache Saguache South Central Historic house website, 1920s-1930s period house, operated by the Saguache County Museum
Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin Leadville Lake Central Historic house Operated by History Colorado, a Victorian period house and a hunting lodge
Heritage Museum and Visitor Center Idaho Springs Clear Creek Front Range Local history website
Heritage Park Museum Kremmling Grand Northwest Open air website, operated by the Grand County Historical Association, 1880s log homestead, cabin and barn
Hidee Gold Mine Central City Gilpin Front Range Mining Tours of the former gold mine
Hinsdale County Museum Lake City Hinsdale Southwest Local history website, ghost tours, railroad, slumgullion earthflow, lost bridges
History Colorado Center Denver Denver Denver Area History Operated by History Colorado, incorporates the former Colorado History Museum
Hiwan Homestead Museum Evergreen Jefferson Denver Area Multiple website, operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society, 17-room log lodge with 1890-1930 era rooms, Native American artifacts, local history exhibits
Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum Aspen Pitkin Northwest Living Operated by the Aspen Historical Society, late 19th century mining and ranching site
Homelake Veterans History Museum Homelake Rio Grande Southwest Veterans website, Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, veterans cemetery
Hotel de Paris Museum Georgetown Clear Creek Front Range Historic house website, operated by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, restored Victorian period hotel
Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Society Museum Hotchkiss Delta Northwest Local history information
Hoverhome Longmont Boulder Denver Area Historic house website, operated by the St. Vrain Historical Society
Humphrey History Park & Museum Evergreen Jefferson Denver Area Historic house website
InfoZone News Museum Pueblo Pueblo Southeast Media website, newspapers and Pueblo history
Jack Dempsey Museum and Park Manassa Conejos Southwest Biographical website, boxing champion Jack Dempsey
James F. Bailey Assay Office Museum Boulder Boulder Front Range Mining Early 20th-century assay office with exhibits about area mining
John W Rawlings Heritage Center Las Animas Bent Southeast Local history website, operated by the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County,
Kauffman House Grand Lake Grand Northwest Historic house Operated by the Grand Lake Area Historical Society, Victorian residence and former tourist hotel
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art Denver Denver Denver Area Art Collections include international decorative arts, Colorado and regional art, and a retrospective of the work of artist Vance Kirkland.
Koshare Indian Museum La Junta Otero Southeast Native American Part of Otero Junior College, American Indian culture, art and traditional dances
The Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar Lakewood Jefferson Denver Area Art
Lafayette Miners Museum Lafayette Boulder Front Range Local history website
Lakewood Cultural Center Lakewood Jefferson Denver Area Art Includes several art galleries
Lakewood Heritage Center Lakewood Jefferson Denver Area Open air website
Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art Boulder Boulder Front Range Art Art of the American West
Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum Eaton Weld Front Range Commodity website, antique washing machines, open by appointment only
Limon Heritage Museum and Railroad Park Limon Lincoln Multiple Exhibits on local history, historic depot with railroad artifacts, park with windmills, caboose
Little Green Schoolhouse Clark Routt Northwest School website, operated by the Hahns Peak Historical Society
Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum Berthoud Larimer Front Range Local history website, operated by the Berthoud Historical Society, preserves the history of the town of Berthoud and the surrounding Little Thompson Valley
Littleton Historical Museum Littleton Arapahoe Denver Area Living website, includes 1860s farm and 1890s farm with costumed interpreters, log schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, ice house, art and local history galleries
Lomax Placer Mine Breckenridge Summit Northwest Mining website, operated by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, 19th-century surface gold mining
Longmont Museum & Cultural Center Longmont Boulder Front Range Multiple Local history, art and culture
Louden-Henritze Museum of Archaeology Trinidad Las Animas Southeast Archaeology website, part of Trinidad State Junior College, includes fossils, prehistoric artifacts, dinosaur tracks
Louisville Historical Museum Louisville Boulder Front Range Local history website, includes main museum with local history and period exhibits, and Tomeo House, displayed as a coal miner's home
Loveland Museum & Gallery Loveland Larimer Front Range Multiple website, local history, art and culture
Lucretia Vaile Museum Palmer Lake El Paso Front Range Local history website, operated by the Palmer Lake Historical Society
Lula W. Dorsey Museum Estes Park Larimer Front Range History website, located at the YMCA of the Rockies, period displays, history of the YMCA of the Rockies, natural history
Luther E. Bean Museum Alamosa Alamosa South Central Multiple website, information, part of Adams State College, history and culture of the San Luis Valley and Adams State College, art, decorative arts, memorabilia of former Colorado Governor Billy Adams
Lyons Redstone Museum Lyons Boulder Front Range Local history information, information, operated by the Lyons Historical Society
Madden Museum of Art Greenwood Village Arapahoe Denver Area Art website,
Manitou Cliff Dwellings Manitou Springs El Paso Front Range Native American Authentic Anasazi cliff dwellings and museum
May Natural History Museum of the Tropics Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Natural history website, features insects and butterflies
McAllister House Museum Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Historic house website, operated by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1873 Victorian home
McCarty Fickel Home Berthoud Larimer Front Range Historic house website, operated by the Berthoud Historical Society, explores the domestic, professional and civic lives of the members of a Berthoud family of doctors from the 1890s to the present
MacGregor Ranch Estes Park Larimer Front Range Agriculture website, includes cattle ranch museum, milkhouse, smokehouse, blacksmith shop, horse-drawn machinery exhibits and interactive nature center
McIlvoy House Arvada Jefferson Denver Area Local history website, home of the Arvada Historical Society
Meeker Home Greeley Weld Front Range Historic house website, 1870 home of journalist Nathan Meeker
Mesa Verde National Park Cortez Montezuma Southwest Native American Includes Anasazi cliff dwelling ruins, Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, and Native American exhibits at the Far View Visitor Center
Miramont Castle Manitou Springs El Paso Front Range Historic house 1895 Victorian period mansion
Mizel Arts & Culture Center Denver Denver Denver Area Art website, Jewish cultural center with contemporary art gallery
Mizel Museum Denver Denver Denver Area Jewish website, Jewish life, culture and art
Molly Brown House Denver Denver Denver Area Historic house 1880s home for philanthropist, socialite, and activist Margaret Brown
Molly Brown Summer House Denver Denver Denver Area Historic house Late 19th century summer retreat for philanthropist, socialite, and activist Margaret Brown
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Cripple Creek Teller Central Mining Gold mine tour, equipment, mineral display
Monte Vista Historical Society Museum Monte Vista Rio Grande South Central Local history website, 1000+ early photos, farming, ranching
Montrose County Historical Museum Montrose Montrose Northwest Local history website, railroad, mining, farming, ranching
Moraine Park Museum and Amphitheater Rocky Mountain National Park Larimer Denver Area Natural history Interactive exhibit themes include geologic processes, glaciation, weather and climate, ecosystems, and human impact
Morrison Natural History Museum Morrison Jefferson Denver Area Natural history Features large dinosaur collection and fossils
Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Crested Butte Gunnison Southwest Sports History of mountain biking
Mountain Top Children’s Museum Breckenridge Summit Northwest Children's website
Museo de las Americas Denver Denver Denver Area Art Art and culture of the Latino people from Pre-Columbian to colonial to contemporary
Museum of Colorado Prisons Cañon City Fremont South Central Prison History of the Colorado Prison System, located in a former state women's prison
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver Denver Denver Denver Area Art Also known as MCA Denver
Museum of Friends Walsenburg Huerfano Southeast Art website, contemporary art
Museum of Northwest Colorado Craig Moffat Northwest Local history Includes Cowboy and Gunfighter Museum, mining, pioneer and railroad artifacts
Museum of Outdoor Arts Englewood Arapahoe Denver Area Art Outdoor sculpture garden
Museum of the West Grand Junction Mesa Northwest Multiple website, part of Museum of Western Colorado, exhibits include pioneer displays, Native American artifacts, firearms, mine exhibit
National Mining Hall of Fame Leadville Lake Central Mining Mining, work of miners and people that work with natural resources
Nederland Mining Museum Nederland Boulder Front Range Mining website, operated by the Nederland Area Historical Society
Northern Drylanders Museum Nunn Weld Front Range Local history website
Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum Cortez Montezuma Southwest Native American website
Old Colorado City History Center Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Local history website, information
Old Homestead House Museum Cripple Creek Teller Central Historic house website, former brothel
Old Town Museum and Emporium Burlington Kit Carson North Central Open air website, includes 21 restored buildings featuring turn-of-the-century authentic artifacts
Otero Museum La Junta Otero Southeast Local history website
Ouray County Museum Ouray Ouray Southwest Local history website
Outlaws and Lawmen Jail Museum Cripple Creek Teller Central Prison website, also known as Cripple Creek Jail Museum, late 19th-century jail
Overland Trail Museum Sterling Logan Northeast Local history website, operated by the City of Sterling
Paleo Pelagica Museum Walsenburg Huerfano Southeast Natural history website, seashells and fossils
Parish House Museum Johnstown Weld Front Range Historic house Operated by the Johnstown Historical Society, early 20th-century Arts and Crafts style bungalow[4]
Pearce-McAllister Cottage Denver Denver Denver Area Historic house 1920s period house, home of the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
Peterson Air and Space Museum Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Aviation History of Peterson Air Force Base and military aircraft
Pikes Peak Radio & Electronics Museum Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Technology website, radio equipment and memorabilia
Pikes Peak Heritage Center Cripple Creek Teller Central Local history website
Pikes Peak Museum Woodland Park Teller Front Range Local history Operated by the Ute Pass Historical Society
Pioneer Historical Museum Deer Trail Arapahoe Front Range Local history website, operated by the Pioneer Historical Society
Pioneer Museum (Gunnison, Colorado) Gunnison Gunnison Northwest Sports website
Pioneer Town Museum Cedaredge Delta Northwest Open air website, operated by the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society, features buildings from the late 19th to early 20th centuries
Pioneer Village Museum Hot Sulphur Springs Grand Northwest Open air website, operated by the Grand County Historical Association
Plains Conservation Center Aurora Arapahoe Denver Area Open air Includes a nature center with animals, pioneer homestead farm and Cheyenne camp
Platteville Pioneer Museum Platteville Weld Front Range Local history information, information
Plumb Farm Learning Center Greeley Weld Front Range Farm website, agricultural learning center
ProRodeo Hall of Fame Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Sports
Pueblo Railway Museum Pueblo Pueblo Southeast Railroad website
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum Pueblo Pueblo Southeast Aviation Military aircraft and history of Pueblo Army Air Base
Rangely Outdoor Museum Rangely Rio Blanco Northwest Open air website
Red, White and Blue Fire Museum Breckenridge Summit Northwest Firefighting website, antique fire equipment, operated by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
Ridgway Railroad Museum Ridgway Ouray Southwest Railroad website
Rifle Creek Museum Rifle Garfield Northwest Local history information
Rio Grande County Museum and Cultural Center Del Norte Rio Grande South Central Multiple website, cultural and natural history of the San Luis Valley, hispanic settlers, pioneers, astronaut
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Living Living history farm and museum which depicts four time periods: 1775 Native American life, 1860s Galloway Homestead, 1880s Chambers Home and Ranch, 1907 Edwardian Country Estate
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center Woodland Park Teller Front Range Natural history Dinosaur and other fossils
Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Transportation information, information
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Golden Jefferson Denver Area Textile website
Rosemount Museum Pueblo Pueblo Southeast Historic house website, 1893 37-room mansion
Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center Cañon City Fremont South Central Local history website
Ryan Geological Museum Alamosa Alamosa South Central Geology website, geology, Adams State University
Saguache County Museum Saguache Saguache South Central Local history website, old jail house, Alferd Packer, blacksmith, pioneers
Salida Museum Salida Chaffee Northwest Local history website
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center Pueblo Pueblo Southeast Art website, includes Buell Children’s Museum and Jackson Sculpture Garden
San Juan County Historical Society Museum Silverton San Juan Southwest Local history website, housed in the local jail
San Juan History Museum Pagosa Springs Archuleta Southwest Local history website
San Luis Museum and Cultural Center San Luis Costilla South Central Art website, oldest town, oldest business, oldest water rights, hispanic settlers
San Luis Valley Museum Alamosa Alamosa South Central Local history website, pioneers, german settlers, japanese settlers
Shelby American Collection Boulder Boulder Front Range Automotive website
Southeastern Colorado Heritage Center Pueblo Pueblo Southeast Local history website
Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum Ignacio La Plata Southwest Native American website, located on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation
South Park City Fairplay Park Central Open air Reconstructed mid-19th century mining town with 34 structures
Spirit of Flight Center Lafayette Boulder Front Range Aviation
Springfield Museum Springfield Baca Southeast Local history website, seashells and fossils
Stanley Museum in Estes Park Estes Park Larimer Front Range Multiple website, exhibits include Stanley steam cars, art, violins, photographs, chansonetta
Steamboat Art Museum Steamboat Springs Routt Northwest Art website
Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture Pueblo Pueblo Southeast Industry Exhibits include steel industry, mining, railroads and labor
Stiles African American Heritage Center Denver Denver Denver Area African American website
Summit Ski Exhibit Breckenridge Summit Northwest Sports website, operated by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, history of skiing in the area, vintage equipment and clothing
Telluride Historical Museum Telluride San Miguel Northwest Local history website
Thomas House Central City Gilpin Front Range Historic house website, operated by the Gilpin Historical Society, late 19th to early 20th-century period house
Town of Windsor Museum Windsor Weld Front Range Multiple website, regional art and heritage center
Tracks and Trails Museum Oak Creek Routt Northwest Local history website, operated by the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg
Transportation of the West Museum Monte Vista Rio Grande South Central Transportation website, wagons, planes, stage coach
Tread of Pioneers Museum Steamboat Springs Routt Northwest Local history website
Trinidad Children's Museum Trinidad Las Animas Southeast Children's information
Trinidad History Museum Trinidad Las Animas Southeast Historic house Operated by History Colorado, features two historic house museums and a museum about the Santa Fe Trail and local history
Turner Farm Buena Vista Chaffee Southwest Living website, operated by Buena Vista Heritage
Underhill Museum Idaho Springs Clear Creek Front Range Historic house website
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Boulder Boulder Front Range Natural history
Ute Indian Museum Montrose Montrose Southwest Native American Operated by History Colorado, Ute tribe history and culture
Ute Mountain Tribal Park Towaoc Montezuma Southwest Native American Visitor center and museum of Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, tour of the park with geological and human history
Ute Pass History Park Woodland Park Teller Front Range Open air Operated by the Ute Pass Historical Society, includes the museum center, four cabins and a jailhouse
Victor Lowell Thomas Museum Victor Teller Central Local history website, ranching, mining, railroads, period artifacts, broadcaster Lowell Thomas
Vintage Aero Flying Museum Hudson Weld Front Range Aviation Located at Platte Valley Airpark, history of the World War I Lafayette Escadrille
Walsenburg Mining Museum Walsenburg Huerfano Southeast Mining Located in an 1896 jail, exhibits on area coal mining and mining camps
Washington Gold & Silver Mine Breckenridge Summit Northwest Mining website, operated by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, mine tour and gold panning
Washington Hall Central City Gilpin Front Range Historic house website, operated by the Gilpin Historical Society
Western Colorado Center for the Arts Grand Junction Mesa Northwest Art website
Western Museum of Mining & Industry Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Mining Mining equipment and steam engines, tools and artifacts, life of a miner
Wheat Ridge Historical Park Wheat Ridge Jefferson Denver Area Open air website, information, includes the 1860s Sod House, a local history museum, the Coulehan-Johnson Cabin, a post office and traditional farm equipment
Wheeler/Stallard Museum Aspen Pitkin Northwest Historic house website, operated by the Aspen Historical Society, Victorian period home and changing exhibits of local history
White River Museum Meeker Rio Blanco Northwest Local history website, operated by the Rio Blanco County Historical Society
The Wildlife Experience Parker Douglas Denver Area Natural history
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum Denver Denver Denver Area Aerospace Historic military and civilian aircraft, Colo. aerospace, and history of Lowry Air Force Base
World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame Colorado Springs El Paso Front Range Sports Figure Skating, Olympics, The World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame is the international repository for the sport of figure skating.
WOW! Children's Museum Lafayette Boulder Front Range Children's
Wyman Living History Museum Craig Moffat Northwest History website, personal collections include chain saws, Colorado license plates, mounted trophy heads, iron banks, antique vehicles
Yampa Historical Museum Rifle Garfield Northwest Local history [5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eaton House Museum". Eaton, Colorado. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Breckenridge Welcome Center". Town of Breckinridge. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Delta County Museum". Uncover Colorado. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Official site". Johnstown Historical Society. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Yampa Historical Museum". Yampa Valley Info. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/8321 Roadside America report, September 16, 2006
  7. ^ http://www.hastings.edu/downloads/HC%20TodaySummer07BellCollection.pdf ’39 alum’s life of pursued passions rings on, HC Today, Spring/Summer 2007
  8. ^ "Recreation & Attractions". Bent County. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  9. ^ http://www.therocky.com/news/2008/Feb/28/betty-metzger-85-pianist-art-museum-owner/ "Betty Metzger, 85, pianist, art museum owner", obituary in the Rocky Mountain News, February 28, 2008
  10. ^ http://www.vintagemotos.com/ Closed permanently, Vintage Motos official website, accessed 7/6/2013
  11. ^ "Wonder Tower (Closed)". Roadside America. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 

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