1. Gary Ingram

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    Waste of 1 hour, that’s how long it took us to walk thru. Mainly a children’s museum about vanilla topics like water usage and generic local stories. No mention of how we became a state, Sand Creek Massacre, Alfred Packer, etc. You can’t tell me we have no artifacts or personal items from Molly Brown, Chivington, Black Kettle, Kit Carson, LT Pike. Katherine Lee Bates wrote America the Beautiful, inspired by the view of CO from Pies Peak and she doesn’t rate a mention in our state museum? I hate to put a political bias on a museum, but I believe race relations and the environment are important topics that should be discussed in academic settings. A museum for me should preserve and present history, not try to shape my views about current topics. If you’re looking for interesting artifacts, you won’t find them here.

  2. Sam Schroeder

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    Staff was fantastic. Exhibits are informative & interactive. Perhaps not a traditional museum but certainly a fantastic place for children or adults interested in learning about the history of Colorado. Great use of technology & a showcase for green energy initiatives.

  3. Lalo Zarlengo

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    Was very disappointed that many of the wonderful items on display in the former location were nowhere to be seen in the new building. Old fashion country store was very inauthentic as were many other displays. Overall focus on the saddest events in the states’ history rather than its best and most unique accomplishments. It’s a big building without much in it. Certainly not a place to spend much time. Have not renewed my 30 year membership.

  4. Collette McDonough

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    This museum is an excellent example of a history museum that has embraced the use of technology in its exhibits. My issue was that the museum seemed to center around children having fun and hands on activities which left little room for learning. When I was there with my family, all of us being adults, two of the five total exhibits were not open. I felt this was poor planning on the museum’s part. The section on mining was interesting but was so loud you could barely hear yourself think. The exhibit that I enjoyed was Destination Colorado on the 1920s town of Keota. I think this museum should change its name to the Colorado History Center for Children because it seems it was designed for kids and from what I saw did not have something for everybody thus the three stars.

  5. Paul Markovsky

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    This place is awesome, worth every penny! I’ve never spent 5 hours in a museum before. The kids loved it too. There is a healthy mix of pictures, video, audio, stuff to see, touch, and interact with, and tons of great information if you take the time to read. It’s the future of museums. It utilizes the best of today’s technology to immerse you into history by interacting with the exhibits and following the stories of prominent characters. You can practice blasting walls in a mine, drive a car through the prairie, learn how to ski jump, divert water between reservoirs, and experience a dust storm.