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Manitou Springs Heritage Center

517 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1806
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Great place to see old Incline

The rather small version of a museum is still a fun, quick stop. The history of the old Incline... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Very Good History of Manitou Springs

We were parked across the road in the free parking lot and had seen the center on TripAdvisor. It... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Parker, Colorado
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“local history” (5 reviews)
“small museum” (2 reviews)
“cog railway” (4 reviews)
517 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1806
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

The rather small version of a museum is still a fun, quick stop. The history of the old Incline railroad is there. A lot of the "museum" is donations of citizens mainly about the town highschool which I find a bit boring. But great Manitou...More

Thank VickiShehan
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were parked across the road in the free parking lot and had seen the center on TripAdvisor. It was fascinating seeing the artifacts and reading about the history of the town. We spent an hour here and were well entertained! There was a famous...More

Thank gwfrydg48
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Visiting Manitou Springs? Lived here 30 years? If you've not been in the Heritage Center, make the stop! There is so much history flooding this space, and with even just a quick walk-thru, you'll better understand the unique culture of the city even in it's...More

Thank jenna264
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This museum was located by my hotel, so I walked down there. Many interesting things to see and read. Mainly local history. There were a few things to purchase. It was free. It is nice to see people preserve the local history.

Thank marann7
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The Manitou Springs Heritage Center is a cute little museum mostly filled with cog rail history which was extremely informative. The curator, Cricket, was full of knowledge and quite the character. We enjoyed our experience and would recommend stopping by when visiting Manitou Springs.

1  Thank Susan G
Reviewed 22 November 2016

For a small museum this place has a lot. Exhibits on Manitou Cog railway, Manitou Incline, Barr Trail, Van Briggel pottery, Manitou Mineral Springs and more.

1  Thank Nivek1
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This museum tells the story of the people and town of Manitou Springs The volunteers are friendly and helpful. This museum is free. They try hard to keep their exhibits fresh and local. They even have people doing lecture off and on , so check...More

Thank owlgal1
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I stepped in to this little museum as I was strolling up Manitou Ave. Received a warm greeting from the two volunteers. There's a couple of constant running videos of the early days of the Cog railroad and construction of the Pikes Peak Highway. This...More

Thank Denny G
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Wonderful museum for local history. Every changing exhibits with great artifacts and photographs of Manutou Springs and the Pikes Peak region. Run by volunteers so not always open, check times before visiting. In a historic building with other interesting buildings adjacent to it.

Thank #1 B&B in Manitou Springs CO
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Manitou Springs is not far from Colorado Springs and it's Heritage Center is free (donations are accepted) to visit, operated by friendly well informed volunteers who have much to tell about this small mountain town today and it's local history. The museum is small, well...More

Thank charles s
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