The major cities like Denver and Colorado Springs offer a huge variety of museums while many of the resort towns like Vail and Durango offer small, specialized museums highlighting local history and culture as well as hosting numerous art galleries with works by local artists.
Colorado has such large and famed museums as the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Molly Brown House Museum, the Denver Natural History Museum, and the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. Travelling exhibits and tours often come to these bigger museums.
Along with the larger tourist attractions, Colorado is also home to smaller museums as well. Some of these smaller, though very interesting museums include the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys in Denver, the Dinosaur Ridge Museum in Morrison, and the Mountain Bike Museum in Crested Butte.
History buffs, nature enthusiasts, and curious minds alike will find fascinating museums throughout the state. Most museums will charge the guests for a day pass to enter their exhibits, though some do offer free admission such as Vail’s Ski and Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame. A majority of the larger, more prominent museums have free days throughout the year as well. This is definitely worth researching when planning a trip to Colorado.
Don’t miss out on all the opportunities that a Colorado vacation has to offer!
Colorado museums are a fun way to spend an afternoon or a day discovering and learning. Whether you're interested in a Colorado history museum, a modern art museum, or a museum dedicated to skiing and snowboarding, you'll find plenty of options throughout the state.