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History Colorado Center

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Address: 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO
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12:00 - 17:00
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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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We are members of the center so that we can enjoy the exhibits, lectures and maybe someday the tours. This open airy building is a pleasant place to learn about Colorado. One... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Slanz
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Los Altos, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the History Center because the American West art has moved here from the art museum. That exhibit on the 4th floor was ok. The rest of the museum was really not very educational. No explanation of the gold rush. Pictures of the downtown areas being demolished, but no explanation of the rebuild. photos of the Brown Palace hotel... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are members of the center so that we can enjoy the exhibits, lectures and maybe someday the tours. This open airy building is a pleasant place to learn about Colorado. One frustration was parking. The parking garage next door stated that it was not open for museum visitors, there is little street parking, and the lots are charging $5... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well done exhibits all around. Many interactive and engaging demonstrations for school age kids. The dust bowl and the Japanese internment camp exhibits bring the daily courage of these people to life.

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

My wife and I with 2 grandchildren ages 6 and 9 visited the History Colorado Center and we all loved the experience, became members and will return whenever we are in Denver. The displays are attention getting, the signage short and sweet. There are interaction opportunities everywhere. There was an amazingly informed docent talking about water needs and solutions, while... More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We went on a Wednesday and there were lots of school field trips going on, so we had to wait to see and do things. The State of Colorado should have built and run it. (They do in my state.) Very good hands-on activities, but perhaps there could have been more exhibits.

Thank Teammilitello
Scotch Plains, United States
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a well laid out museum with wonderful interactive areas. If you visit Colorado it will really give you a greater sense of the states history. By the Way - the cafe could be a stop all its own!

Thank Tricia D
Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

It's interesting to visit this museum. You can see a relief of historic Denver and learn more about the opening of the west via Denver. Oriented for children and families, there is still a lot for adults to learn and take in. Learn about the first camp in the mountains for African American families where they could go enjoy the... More 

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