Museums in Denver West

Admission for Two or Four at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (50% Off)

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Golden Proper

xhibits full of family heirlooms and historically significant artifacts including quilts from the 1800s and contemporary art

$12 $6

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Visit or Membership to Morrison Natural History Museum (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Morrison Natural History Museum

Morrison

Visit or join a paleontology museum whose exhibits include remains from the first stegosaurus ever found and a T. rex skull you can touch

$16 $8

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Admission for Two or Four at Museo de las Americas (50% Off)

Museo de las Americas

Santa Fe Arts District

Collection of more than 4,000 artifacts ranging from pre-Columbian to contemporary creators provides a history of Latin American culture

$10 $5

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Full-Day Admission for Four with Optional Take-Home Fire Helmets at Denver Firefighters Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Denver Firefighters Museum

Central Business District

Bunking gear, horse-drawn fire trucks, and hands-on fire safety activities exhibited inside a 1909-built former fire station

$24 $12

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Admission for Two, Four, or Eight to CELL Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (Up to 53% Off)

CELL Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab

Golden Triangle

Developed by counterterrorism experts, the interactive exhibit educates visitors about global terrorism's history, tools, and media coverage

$16 $8

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Visit for 2, 4, or 6 or Single, Senior Couple, or Family Membership to Four Mile Historic Park (Up to 50% Off)

Four Mile Historic Park

Cherry Creek

Memberships to Denver’s oldest house and 12-acre pioneer-era park includes discounts on special events and free wagon rides

$10 $5

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Admission for Two or Four to Western Museum of Mining and Industry (50% Off)

Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Colorado Springs-Monument

Museum offers more than 4,000 artifacts and a 5,000-volume research library of the stories and items that fueled the industrial revolution

$16 $8

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Admission for 2 or a Family of 4 to Colorado Model Railroad Museum at Greeley Freight Station (Up to 50% Off)

Greeley Freight Station Museum

Greeley

Take a look at a tremendous and detailed model railroad, set kids free to play museum games, and get a peek at history

$16 $8

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Admission Package for Two or Four at Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy (Up to 50% Off)

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy

Colorado Springs

Rodeo history comes alive through Western artifacts including equipment, awards, clothing, and trophies of famous champions and rodeo clowns

$16 $9

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Museum of Colorado Prisons Visit for Two, Four, or Six (50% Off)

Museum of Colorado Prisons

Cañon City

Visitors can browse through exhibits covering more than 140 years of Colorado's incarceration history

$14 $7

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The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum displays quilts from the 1800s alongside contemporary art pieces. Seeing these works in a shared space helps visitors understand how quilt making has evolved over the years. To that end, people can explore the exhibits full of family heirlooms and historically significant artifacts including the quilt that George Washington wrapped his beloved cherry tree in on cold nights. The museum also maintains volumes of historic patterns, technique resources, and out-of-print literature on quilts to help enthusiasts satiate their curiosity.

651 Corporate Cir
Golden,
CO
US

Like a small-town railroad depot in the 1880s, the Colorado Railroad Museum’s main building features wide eaves and a bright-yellow exterior. The building reflects the Museum’s overall goal: to hark back to Colorado’s railroad era, a time when the state relied on its groundbreaking, narrow-gauge mountain railroads for supplies and information. Since 1959, the Museum has showcased the machinery of that time with an array of locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars, and cabooses. Alternatively, they present visitors with a glimpse of Table Mountain on the Museum’s train rides, enabling them to ride the rails in a bygone style without just taking the subway in an Abe Lincoln costume. To supplement its trains, the Museum hosts thousands of related rare photographs and artifacts, such as a replica of a 10,000-gallon water tank, humorously dubbed No Agua, that was once used to refill steam locomotives on the Chili Line to Santa Fe.

17155 W 44th Ave
Golden,
CO
US

Spider Mansion coaxes terrified patrons through narrow, wraith-consumed corridors accented by flashing lights, live spiders, and chainsaws. More than 15 trained actors wait to lurch in front of horrified visitors throughout 25 separate scare points, as live spiders taunt guests with scary faces. Spooky sounds permeate the narrow corridors, exploiting claustrophobic fears throughout the winding labyrinth of terrors. Past petrifying scenes have included ominous bloody bathrooms and asylum trailers, and this year’s spooky expanse, like an infant cookie monster, has doubled in size since last year.

18301 W Colfax Ave
Golden,
CO
US

Children run in trails marked by prehistoric footprints, and fingers run across fossils during each visit to Dinosaur Ridge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of ancient artifacts. Around every corner of the outdoor museum—which rests on land designated as a national natural landmark—bones and impressions protrude from their earthy abodes as evidence of the area's once larger-than-life inhabitants. Paleontologists of all ages can examine curious tracks on surrounding hiking paths, such as Triceratops Trail, or hop on a guided bus tour to examine fossil sites and valleys where brontosauruses used to question the meaning of life.

Lurking inside the visitor center is the Trek Through Time exhibit, where interactive children's games, replica fossils, and massive murals join forces to lead explorers into different prehistoric eras. In addition to its day-to-day operations, Dinosaur Ridge also plays host to various events during the year, including Boy Scout days, birthday parties, and lectures that explain how T. rex stayed humble despite his large stature.

16831 W Alameda Pkwy
Morrison,
CO
US

In a sense, the story of the three Golden History Museums sites goes back to 1938, when Golden citizens began collecting and exhibiting artifacts from the region's history. But in another sense, it goes back much further: the 18-inch stone walls of the Astor House were lain in the mid-19th century, and the Clear Creek History Park represents an immaculate recreation of pioneer-era Colorado. No matter how far back visitors are peering into the past, the museums flesh out the story of Golden from the time of horse-drawn wagons to today.

  • Size: it's a museum in three parts with more than 15,000 artifacts in the Golden History Center, the fully restored Astor House museum, and a reconstructed ranch at the Clear Creek History Park
  • Eye Catcher: the miniature town inside the Golden History Center
  • Permanent Mainstay: the photography collection (which can be browsed online) contains more than 2,500 historical images
  • Don't Miss: head down to the restored ranch to see events and demonstrations, a thriving beehive, heirloom-breed chickens, and one of the best skies in the country
822 12th St
Golden,
CO
US

Originally known as the Garden of Angels, Red Rocks enchants visitors with ethereal scenery and top-notch acoustics 6,450 feet above sea level. The amphitheater geologically emerged from the ocean floor over millions of years, its walls housing fossil fragments of various dinosaurs, including plesiosaurs, mosasaurs, and several plush Barney dolls. The carbon-dated rock 'n' roll history of Red Rocks includes performances by The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead, who kept coming back to the venue year after year in search of their missing flip-flops. The sonic stone architecture of the venue has also led to dozens of popular live recordings, including U2’s Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky, John Tesh’s Live at Red Rocks, and Neil Young’s Road Rock Vol. 1.

18300 W Alameda Pkwy
Morrison,
CO
US