History Colorado Center
Type: Attractions, Cultural Venues, Family Friendly, History Museums, Museums
Replacing the Colorado History Museum, History Colorado Center opened in 2012 in a new LEED-certified building in the Golden Triangle Museum District. The new space gave the state's historical society... Read More
Replacing the Colorado History Museum, History Colorado Center opened in 2012 in a new LEED-certified building in the Golden Triangle Museum District. The new space gave the state's historical society the opportunity to start from scratch, creating new ways to interpret Colorado history. Exhibits highlight the courage, persistence, triumphs, tragedies and character of Colorado's first residents, including Native Americans, white and African American settlers, men, women, children, the famous and the infamous. Exhibits offer interactive and digital experiences, including a virtual look at sailing off Steamboat's 1915 ski jump, life in a Japanese relocation center during World War II and life in a 1920s farming town. Living West tells the stories of Mesa Verde, the Dust Bowl and today's mountains. For those mesmerized by the Denver 1860 Diorama exhibited in the old museum for nearly 75 years, good news: it's here, too.
- Daily 10am-5pm
- Adult $12; Senior $10; Student $10; Child (6-12) $8; Child (0-5) Free
- Best for Museums Because: Evocative stories of people and remarkable places are complemented by special events that bring history alive for children and adults, whether residents or visitors.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: History Colorado Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate, described by Smithsonian Affiliations Director Harold Closter as "the first great history museum of the 21st Century."