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Manitou Springs Heritage Center

517 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1806
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Nice little place

This museum was located by my hotel, so I walked down there. Many interesting things to see and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
marann7
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Mount Pulaski, Illinois
Great Little Museum

The Manitou Springs Heritage Center is a cute little museum mostly filled with cog rail history... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Susan G
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Ambergris Caye, Belize
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“small museum” (2 reviews)
“cog railway” (3 reviews)
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517 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1806
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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.

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
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Sweet little museum operated by volunteers who introduce the culture and history unique to the area. Free but donations accepted. Great place to start before exploring Manitou or heading to the Cog Railway for Pikes Peak.

Thank jer b
Reviewed 24 August 2015

The Heritage Center is a wonderful little place, full of all sorts of historical information and pictures. The museum is well organized and the volunteers are a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommended.

Thank Annie S
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This is a great little museum with a different main rotating theme every few months. It is operated on donations and I think it is well worth including on your travels. It won't take you but about a 1/2 hour but there are things about...More

Thank FrontierJ
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