To be considered a historical landmark, buildings must be at least 50 years old and contain at least one Founding Father's skeleton. Feel history in your bones with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $12 for museum admission for two adults and two children with ice cream or soda (a $24 value)
- $8 for museum admission for two adults with ice cream or soda (a $15 value)
- $12 for Prairie Harvest Festival admission for two adults and two children with ice cream or soda on August 17–18 (a $24 value)
- $8 for Prairie Harvest Festival admission for two adults with ice cream or soda on August 17–18 (a $15 value)
Each person receives their choice of ice cream or soda. The Prairie Harvest Festival brings the museum's historical learning activities outdoors during a two-day celebration. Revelers can sample produce grown in the village gardens, try their hand at games played by past generations, and work their feet during live musical performances. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 18.
Greeley Museums bring history alive—sometimes quite literally. The best example is Centennial Village, a living, breathing town square from 100 years ago. Over seven acres of immaculately restored land, time-swept citizens go about their lives as they would have in the last century: they toil at the blacksmith, file grievances at the courthouse, and a lucky few put up their feet at grand homes.
But though the seasonal city is the antique jewel in this historical tiara, it's hardly the only chance to learn about the past. The History Museum dips its toes into other eras, visiting the bicycle craze of the 1800s, the challenges of the homefront in the 1940s, and the grudge match between the town's namesake Congressman Horace Greeley and political cartoonist Thomas Nast. At the Colorado Model Railroad Museum, a 5,500-square-foot model railroad feels at home among 600 railroad artifacts and a full-size caboose. And the Meeker Home offers a look inside the lives of the Meeker family, who founded Greeley with a vision of a utopian future.