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History Colorado Center

  • 1200 Broadway Map It
  • Civic Center

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The three-story, interactive History Colorado Center opened in April 2012, replacing the flagship museum of the Colorado Historical Society that sat two blocks away. Right from the lobby "time machines" that showcase oddball events from around the state (the "Tomato Wars" and the Leadville Ice Palace, for instance), the museum puts visitors on notice that this won't be the typical placard-reading experience. In addition to revamped versions of the previous collections depicting state history from 1800 to the present, new exhibitions combine technology, artifacts, and multimedia presentations. Milk a life-size replica of a cow, drive a Model T Ford on the plains, or try a virtual ski jump, and then see what you would have looked like in a classroom in the late 1800s.

Sight Information

Address:

1200 Broadway, Denver, Colorado, 80203, USA

Map It

Phone:

303-447–8679

Sight Details:

  • $12
  • Daily 10–5

Published 11/18/2015

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