Museums in Fort Collins

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Fort Collins
Just 60 miles from Denver and 45 miles from Cheyenne, the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery blends fun, science, history and culture into an interactive and engaging museum for kids and their families!
Greeley
Train and models fans will love this one-of-a-kind facility with over 600 railroad-related artifacts, and an incredible working model railroad that will captivate
Boulder
Come sit on the bronze donkey, or bronze saddle in our Outdoor Sculpture Garden. Come inside to see all the crazy cowboy humor inside the Museum. Both are FREE.
Cheyenne
The Nelson Museum is dedicated to the preservation of fine Cowboy and Native American objects as well as fine Western art. Rodeo, cowboy and Native American objects comprise the largest part of the Museum's collection of more than 6,000 artifacts.
Lafayette
Hosts a variety of art, science, dramatic play and cultural exhibits that engage children and families in unique learning experiences.
Cheyenne
The Museum is in historic Building 210, which was the Army commander's headquarters at the turn of the century. You will find exhibits in the first floor rooms, as well as the museum annex building 211, depicting the history of missiles and that of ...
Cheyenne
The history of the world's largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration comes alive at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Wyoming
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 locomotive.
Denver
Where children and their grownups come to explore, discover, create, play and learn! Hands on experimentation.
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. Hands-on areas and scavenger hunts make the museum a great...
Denver
A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe, respectively.
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 utilize more than 20 hands-on activity stations designed ...
Denver
There's a lot to see and do at the DAM from our world-class art collection to special events, kid-friendly areas and activities, shopping, great food, and more. Plan ahead to make the most of your visit!
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, preservation, and educational programming in order ...
Denver
A rich, family friendly experience designed to ignite imaginations of all ages about Colorado history, through exhibits, media and artifacts.
Golden
The Buffalo Bill Memorial Park was ranked by the Denver Post as one of the top five tourist attractions in the Denver metro area for 1996 and proclaimed by Westword (Denver's News and Arts Weekly) to have the best view from a coffee shop in 1989. The...
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 activities for kids and adults to participate in.
Morgan
he Fort Morgan Museum tells the story of Fort Morgan and Morgan County through permanent and temporary exhibits that showcase the museum's collection. It also takes advantage of traveling exhibits from other institutions throughout the United States...
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 format film, fine art, natural history and community edu...
Encampment
The Grand Encampment Museum, located in Encampment, Wyoming, preserves history with its collection of over a dozen historical buildings filled with artifacts representing the timber, mining, and agricultural history of the Encampment valley.
Gering
Step back in time as you visit the North Platte Valley Museum in Gering, Nebraska, a private non-profit museum situated on the Oregon - California, and Pony Express Trails, in the shadow of Scotts Bluff National Monument, and 20 miles west of Chimney...
Gering
Welcome! This is our way of preserving the Farm and Ranch Heritage in honor of our ancestors. Please visit us in person soon! Farm And Ranch Museum (FARM) is located just below famous Scotts Bluff National Monument. What is unique at FARM? One ha...
Gering
Wildlife World is just what the name suggests: A world with a collection of over 500 wild animals from seven continents of pre-historic animals, birds, butterflies and other species natural to the western Nebraska area. Housed by the WyoNebraska Natu...
Colorado Springs
As a true preservation of Colorado’s western past, Ghost Town Museum is a fun and historic look back at kind of old west town that used to dot this region during the late1800’s and early 1900’s.
Stratton
A national historic landmark! Of the nearly 4000 wooden carousels carved in America between 1885 and the 1930s, fewer than 150 are still in existence.
Rosemont Museum
(161 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 New York architect Henry Hudson Holly and two years...
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 looking for things to do with kids in Colorado
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, and the archaeological excavation for the original 1...
Casper
Located just a short walk from Casper College's campus, the museum is a valuable and interesting resource available to all! Wyoming is famous for its abundant and diverse vertebrate wildlife, thus the focus of the Werner Wildlife Museum is on wildlif...
Casper
One of a minute number of geology and paleontology museums in Wyoming, the Tate houses a collection of over 3000 fossil and mineral specimens. Museum staff are always on hand to answer questions, help identify items visitors bring in, and make your v...
Casper
Designed to encourage creativity and art exploration through various activity stations and provide space for art education through classes and special programs. A hands-on, interactive art-activity area for visitors of all ages.
Casper
Tour a reconstructed 1865 military post located at a major river crossing on the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, Pony Express, and transcontinental telegraph trail corridor. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to ...
Casper
Enjoy the stars and learn about our universe at the Casper Planetarium.
Stratton
Of the nearly 4000 wooden carousels carved in America between 1885 and the 1930s, fewer than 150 are still in existence. Kit Carson County and the Kit Carson County Carousel Association have developed a museum to interpret the history and the restora...
Chadron
Dedicated to the memory of the traders and trappers who explored a continent, and to the Indians with whom they traded, played, and fought. TELLING THE STORY OF AMERICA'S MOST ROMANTIC BUSINESS The fur trade is the first great romance of Americ...
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 historic site of the Colorado Historical Society, hous...
Goodland
Kansas has a unique history and no less so Goodland and Sherman County. The High Plains Museum's collection of over 8,000 objects lets adventurers of all ages discover the past for themselves. Six HO scale dioramas tell the stories of the Kidder Ma...
Grand Junction
A fun and exciting range of interactive learning activities that teaches science on a level perfect for kids.
Hot Springs
Stand on the edge of discovery and walk where mammoths, bears, American lions and other Ice Age animals walked... The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota is the world's largest mammoth research facility where you can tour an active paleontol...
Custer
Visit this AAA rated family attraction.Inside our carving studio today\'s magic continues to happen. During most of the season, Kieth Morrill, NMW\'s resident woodcarver, or guest woodcarvers from all corners of the U.S., bring thier individual talle...
Colby
The Prairie Museum of Art and History serves as a cultural center on the High Plains of Kansas, providing the opportunity for the public to learn about art and history through its collections, in order to make a difference in their lives.
Vernal
So much time is revealed here, even more geologic time than in the Grand Canyon. Within an 80-mile radius of Vernal, evidence of the entire Earth's history is visible. At its center is the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum. The ne...
Green River
Discover the rich cultural heritage of southwestern Wyoming at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. Established in 1967 to preserve the history of Sweetwater County, the museum contains permanent and temporary exhibits, a large historical photogr...
Trinidad
The museum offers visitors a unique look at millions of years of the area's history. On display are: * early geological formations * plant & marine-animal fossils * a dinosaur track exhibit * artifacts pertaining to the cultu...
Trinidad
Explore Trinidad's past and its place in the American West at the Trinidad History Museum. The museum features several attractions on one block in Trinidad's acclaimed historic district.
Keystone
Beneath the watchful gaze of Mount Rushmore in the beautiful Black Hills sits the National Presidential Wax Museum. Visitors gain insight into our nation's democracy through life-size, life-like wax figures depicting our country's most shaping experi...
Lander
The Lander Children's Museum provides interactive, hands-on fun. Explore local geology, ranching, agriculture, and more.The engaging programs and exhibits invite the whole family to create, learn, and play together.
Oakley
The Fick Fossil and History Museum in Oakley, Kansas shares a building with the community library. The Fick Museum is free (donations) and has a number of interesting large fossils from the area, many old tools, mineral specimens, and shell & mineral...
Gillette
The museum's exhibits focus primarily on general history with an emphasis upon Campbell County, Wyoming. There also have excellent collections of early printing equipment, saddles, household items and clothing from pioneer days, guns going back to th...
Rapid City
The Journey Museum and Gardens (7 acres) is a historical museum, with gardens, located at 222 New York Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA in the historic Black Hills. It is open daily except for major holidays; an admission fee is charged for muse...

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