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12 free and inexpensive museums around Colorado Springs

If you are looking for history and culture, make sure to take a look at these museums in and around Colorado Springs. The list includes 6 free museums and 6 museums that are under $10.
Source: visitcos.com

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Penrose Heritage Museum
Penrose Heritage Museum

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb Experience simulates the numerous switchbacks of the Pikes Peak highway, offering visitors a feel for the 12.42 mile track winding to the summit of the 14,110 foot mountain, and houses vehicles spanning more than a century.
Admission: Free


Location: 11 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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Dr. Lester L. Williams Fire Museum
Dr. Lester L. Williams Fire Museum

This collection was donated to, and is presently in the possession o,f the Friends of Dr. Lester L. Williams Committee.
Admission: Free


Location: 375 Printers Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80910

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Peterson Air & Space Museum
Peterson Air & Space Museum

The museum is a collection of buildings, an airport and Medal of Honor Park contained within a State Historical District, site of the first Colorado Springs Municipal Airport founded in 1926. The museum collection includes sixteen aircraft and nine rockets/missiles.
Admission: Free


Location: 150 E Ent Ave, Peterson AFB, CO 80914

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Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum
Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum

See 60+ original and restored vintage and antique Indians, Harley-Davidsons, Excelsiors, and more. View authentic period photographs and a wide display of memorabilia.
Admission: Free


Location: 5867 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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Cripple Creek Heritage Center
Cripple Creek Heritage Center

Learn about gold mining, geologic and human history, view displays that showcase the unique mountain environment, and learn about regional recreational activities and attractions.
Admission: Free


Location: 9283 CO-67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

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Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Located downtown in the restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse, preserving the history and culture of the Pikes Peak Region.

Admission: Free


Location: 215 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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ProRodeo Hall of Fame
ProRodeo Hall of Fame

The only heritage center in the world devoted to professional rodeo. After viewing a history film, visitors can explore the Heritage Hall displaying both historic and modern cowboy gear and clothing.
Admission: $8 or under


Location: 101 Pro Rodeo Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

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Michael Garman Museum & Gallery
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery

The Michael Garman Museum Gallery offers over 400 handmade reproductions of Garman's unique sculptures. Garman's work captures the American spirit and features several intricately detailed series: Firefighters, Military, Western, Street Life and more.
Admission: $5 or under


Location: 2418 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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May Natural History Museum
May Natural History Museum

Over 8,000 beautifully preserved bugs, insects and other crawly things. Located five miles south of Colorado Springs. Look for the huge bug.
Admission: $6 or under


Location: 710 Rock Creek Canyon Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80926

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McAllister House Museum
McAllister House Museum

The McAllister House Museum, built in 1873, is one of Colorado Springs' oldest and most charming landmarks. Through careful research and restoration, the NSCDA in Colorado has returned this English Gothic cottage to its original elegance.
Admission: $5 or under


Location: 423 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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Miramont Castle Museum
Miramont Castle Museum - Manitou Springs Historical Society

Built in 1895, Miramont Castle is a 14,000 square foot National Historic Landmark. Today, Miramont Castle is dedicated to preserving the Victorian heritage of Manitou Springs the Pikes Peak Region.
Admission: $9 or under


Location: 9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

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Money Museum
Money Museum

The Money Museum is America's largest museum dedicated to coins, paper money, tokens, and medals. The museum explores art, history and science to promote the diverse nature of money. The museum features a Kids Zone that teaches children about money through fun and interactive activities.

Admission: $5 or under


Location: 818 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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