History Colorado Center
Type: Attractions, Cultural Venues, Family Friendly, History Museums, Museums
History isn't just in the distant past. It's happening now and Denver's History Colorado Center bridges the gap between the history of the state and American West and how what came before impacts the... Read More
History isn't just in the distant past. It's happening now and Denver's History Colorado Center bridges the gap between the history of the state and American West and how what came before impacts the here and now. The museum is designed with multi-generations and cultures in mind. More than 15 changing exhibits across four floors tell the state's diverse stories, the stories of Colorado's Native peoples, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, men and women who came West in search of a better life, Japanese citizens sent to Colorado's internment facility, miners, politicians and more. Not all of the history is pretty. It's full of triumphs, tragedies, courage, perseverance, cruelty, mythology, battles and discoveries. This museum offers a full and honest portrait of Colorado through the centuries including perspective on issues we face today. It's a well-thought-out and thought-provoking place to spend a few hours, with something for all ages.
- Fri-Wed: 10am-5pm
- Thu: 10am-7pm
- Adult $12; Senior $10; Student $10; Child (6-12) $8; Child (0-5) Free
- 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."
- 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.
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