After inventing geometry and physics, Greeks invented history—primarily as a way to document their many inventions. Take a stroll through history with today's Groupon for a group excursion to Centennial Village Museum in Greeley. Choose from the following options:
- For $7, you get admission for two and a $5 voucher to the museum store (up to a $15 value).
- For $14, you get admission for four people and a $10 voucher to the museum store (up to a $30 value).
- For $19, you get admission for five people and a $15 voucher to the museum store (up to a $40 value).
Children 2 and younger are free. Hurry to redeem your Groupon, which expires in one month.
Centennial Village Museum immerses visitors in an outdoor working reenactment of the settlement history of Greeley and Weld County from 1860 to around 1920, granting access to more than 30 different historical structures across 8 acres, including the courthouse, Weld County's oldest existing structure. The Cowboys and Cattle Drives living history program lets visitors observe "real" cowboys of the time, and the streetcar stands as a beguiling relic of bygone transportation forms. The younger members of your party can entertain themselves on the merry-go-round that revolves outside the one-room schoolhouse, at the penny-pinch machine, or by interacting with the menagerie of miniature farm animals and hungry spectators that graze in the agricultural area.
Village explorers can redeem the included merchandise voucher at Selma's Store, which serves as the entrance to Centennial Village. Visitors can purchase souvenirs from the selection of books, tea sets, children's toys, pokers made in the blacksmith shop, or, for those with an idle cache of misshapen wrought iron in their home, an actual blacksmith.
Greeley Museums bring history alive—sometimes quite literally. The best example is Centennial Village, an 8-acre living heritage museum. Immaculately restored land, historic homes and businesses, and time-swept citizens can be enjoyed at this museum. 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 Greeley History Museum preserves the heritage of the area through exhibitions and programs, along with permanent and temporary collections spanning the three floors of galleries. The Meeker Home Museum offers a look inside the lives of the Meeker family, who founded Greeley with a vision of a utopian future, while the White-Plumb Farm Learning Center offers visitors agricultural hands-on learning experiences.