History Colorado Center

Denver, CO

Where are we going?

History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway
Denver
CO
80203

303 866 3682

What is there to do?

Colorado, the like rest of the country, has SO much history, that the History Colorado Center has compiled the most fascinating elements of the states past and combined it all into one great museum for the whole family to enjoy and learn!

Immerse yourself in the past in the 5,000 square foot exhibit that takes you back to the 1920s town of Keota - where dry land farming was the way of life.  Specially designed for families just like yours, the exhibit allows you to enrol in the town high school, ride a real Model T, catch up on the latest news in an authentic homestead, swap eggs in the general store and even climb in a hayloft!

It will really feel like you are back nearly 100 years! How different is it from how you live today? Can you imagine yourself living as they did?  What would you love about it?  What would you struggle with?

Discover how the choices of the people living off the land has shaped the environment, and visa versa. Do you think they managed to live together in harmony?

Get adventurous and descend into a silver mine, or for those active museum-goers you can take a virtual ski jump off Howelsen Hill.  Not all of the history of the state was positive, and you can put yourself in the shoes of the American Indian tribes, or the Japanese Americans in WWII and feel their plight and struggles. 

With a whole host of children's programs, there is always something to keep the family entertained. Check out the regular programs along with some that often change, especially around school holidays. Some of this are also curriculum based so helpful with school learning.

Through technology, environments, media and artifacts, you will become immersed in the incredible state of Colorado and uncover a history you probably never knew! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $12

Children: $8 (Ages 6 - 12)

Discount: Student $10 (Ages 12 - 22 with ID)

Free Under: 5 years. Free also for members.

LAST UPDATED 2014

Need a little extra help?

The Center is fully ADA compliant with free wheelchairs available that can be booked at reception.

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When can we go?

10am - 5pm daily

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day

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Any top tips?

Make sure you get kids to check out HG Wells' time machine pictures online before hand, so when they see the time machine at the museum they will recognize it!

I’m Hungry!

Café Rendezvous has a whole host of different meal options available.

Healthy Eating

Gluten free, helathy and vegetarian options are available.

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