Historical Attractions in COLORADO SPRINGS with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Colorado Springs, Colorado!)

Colorado Springs is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Centennial State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Colorado Springs’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Colorado Springs when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Ghost Town Museum

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    (2 miles) Colorado Springs

    Head back into the late 1800's and early 1900's at this amazing western museum - a true preservation of Colorado's past. A fun and historic family experience!

  • Rosemont Museum

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    (40 miles) Pueblo

    Built in 1893, this 37-room mansion was home to the John A. and Margaret Thatcher family and named for Mrs. Thatcher's favorite flower. It remained a family residence for 75 years. Designed by noted ...

  • Buell Childrens Museum

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    (41 miles) Pueblo

    This 12,000 square-foot, two-level facility offers innovative, hands-on exhibits focusing on the arts, science and history for people ages 1 to 101. One of the many fun family places to go if you're ...

  • El Pueblo History Museum

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    (41 miles) Pueblo

    The "Cultural Crossroads on the Arkansas," El Pueblo History Museum has always been a gathering place for diverse people and cultures. The site includes an 1840s-style adobe trading post and plaza, ...

  • The Wildlife Experience

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    (48 miles) Parker

    The Wildlife Experience is an educational and entertaining museum that connects visitors with wildlife and habitats in a fun learning environment! A unique blend of interactive exhibits, large ...

  • Wings Over the Rockies

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    (61 miles) Denver

    If your looking for high flying aerobatics, loud airplanes, and fun for the kids, come join us this summer when we attend air shows and fly-ins through out Colorado. We offer a variety of hands on ...

  • Dinosaur Ridge

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    (62 miles) Morrison

    Dinosaur fun at Dinosaur Ridge, Colorado! Kids can learn all about these amazing prehistoric creatures, and even touch footprints!

  • History Colorado Center

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    (63 miles) Denver

    A rich, family friendly experience designed to ignite imaginations of all ages about Colorado history, through exhibits, media and artifacts.

  • The Molly Brown House Museum

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    (63 miles) Denver

    The mission of Historic Denver's Molly Brown House Museum is to accurately portray the story of Margaret Tobin Brown within the context of her lifetime through ongoing research, artifact collection, ...

  • Denver Art Museum

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    (63 miles) Denver

    There's a lot to see and do at this Denver art museum, from world-class art collection to special events, to kid-friendly areas and activities!

  • Denver Firefighters Museum

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    (63 miles) Denver

    Follow the bootprints of a firefighter on a tour of the Museum. Learn about the equipment firefighters used, how firefighters used horses and dogs to help fight fires, see real fire trucks and ...

  • Denver Museum Of Nature and Science

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    (63 miles) Denver

    A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe, respectively.

  • Denver Museum of Miniatures- Dolls and Toys

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    (63 miles) Denver

    Featuring displays of mansions in miniatures, toy cars, giant teddy bears, a tiny circus, antique, international and iconic dolls and special temporary exhibition, the museum will amaze you. ...

  • Childrens Museum of Denver

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    (64 miles) Denver

    Amazing hands-on adventures and discoveries for kids in this interactive museum, where they can create, learn, play and explore! Great creative fun in Denver, Colorado for the family.

  • Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum

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    (66 miles) Golden

    Transport back to the old west with this Buffalo Bill Museum with memorabilia from the life of one of the world's most infamous outlaws. Great family fun with Wild West Show, and Old West artifacts.

  • The Colorado Railroad Museum

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    (68 miles) Golden

    Lose track of time year round at the Depot Museum featuring over 100 engines, cabooses and coaches. Frequent train ride opportunities throughout the year for guests to ride behind a vintage steam ...

  • WOW Childrens Museum

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    (82 miles) Lafayette

    Unique learning experiences for kids at this Colorado museum, with hands-on experiences for kids aged 1 to 11!

  • Koshare Indian Museum

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    (91 miles) La Junta

    The museum is unusual in that it was built by a Boy Scout troop under the inspired leadership of our founder, James Francis "Buck" Burshears, and the original 1949 structure is a registered state ...

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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    (5 miles) Colorado Springs

    America's ONLY mountain zoo is ready and waiting for your family to explore it! This great Colorado zoo has hundreds of animals in a stunning setting. Perfect for a sweet, fascinating, and ...

  • Pueblo Zoo

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    (41 miles) Pueblo

    Animal fun in Colorado at this small friendly zoo with over 400 animals, 120 species and lots of close up encounters!

  • Denver Zoo

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    (64 miles) Denver

    Over 4,000 animals for kids to learn about at Denver Zoo, that aims to create a better world for the animals through human understanding, with feedings, shows and more!

  • Downtown Aquarium

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    (64 miles) Denver

    A great aquarium experience, but with the option of dining in their restaurant - which is like being underwater! A very fun experience!

  • Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center

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    (74 miles) Westminister

    Butterflies, both tropical and local, are their specialty! The Tropical Conservatory is home to thousands of butterflies from around the globe.

  • Santas Workshop Amusement Park

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    (10 miles) Cascade

    Let kids visit the North Pole right on your doorstep in Colorado! This Christmas themed family amusement park is an enchanting experience for the whole family. With fun rides, you might even meet ...

  • Elitch Gardens

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    (64 miles) Denver

    Family theme park fun in Colorado with Glitch Gardens - a theme park AND water park with attractions and excitement for all ages!

  • Lakeside Amusement Park

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    (67 miles) Denver

    A great family friendly amusement park right on a picturesque lake (with great mountain views!), there are rides for kids of all ages, which always makes for a amazing family day out! Life's a roller ...

  • Water Ways

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    (62 miles) Julian

    Water park fun for kids of all ages, as well as a cool 18 hole mini golf course and picnic spots!

  • Water World

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    (71 miles) Federal Heights

    42 amazing attractions in this splash-tastic water park - one of the biggest in the country! Get ready for a very wet family day out in Colorado!

  • Banjo Billy’s Bus Tours

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    (63 miles) Denver

    Fun tours in Denver and Colorado on the very cool Banjo Billy's Bus!

  • Fun 4 Kidz Playground

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    (3 miles) Colorado Springs

    Play time for kids in this indoor playground in Citadel Mall, Colorado Springs, with colorful and fun play structures for younger kids.

  • Jump n Jacks Inflatable Fun

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    (3 miles) Colorado Springs

    Colorado Springs largest indoor jump facility. 17,500 square feet of pure fun and active play for the kids! 7 huge inflatables featuring a 65 foot Obstacle Course, 20 Foot Wavy slide, a Pirate Ship ...

  • Colorado Springs House Of Bounce

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    (6 miles) Colorado Springs

    Kids can bounce away with over 9,000 sq ft of inflatable fun in Colorado Springs!

  • Monkey Bizness

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    (8 miles) Colorado Springs

    Fun indoor play for kids up to 8 years, with open play, fun inflatables, jungle gyms, toddler areas, birthday parties, and more!

  • Monkey Bizness

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    (48 miles) Parker

    Fun open play in Parker for kids up to 8 years, with play structures, jungle gyms, inflatables, toddler areas, and more!

  • Monkey Bizness

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    (52 miles) Centennial

    Indoor play fun in Colorado for those under 10 years, with a toddler area, inflatables, bouncers, jungle gym, birthday parties and more!