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“Best free museum in a long time.”

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
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42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best free museum in a long time.”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

My favorite was the pharmacy exhibit; it's buried on the second floor. If you have kids, there is some train info.

Visited April 2014
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“Nice history lesson”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This place is gorgeous inside and has different floors with history throughout. Outside a view of Pikes Peak.

Visited May 2014
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“A little something for all”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Great for a rainy day. You could enjoy an hour or a half day at this museum whose collection includes a little of everything. The old courtroom is my favorite stop. Carriages, native american artifacts, antique firearms and the building itself all combine for an eclectic treat. Kids will grow tired early on as there are few "hands-on" or interactive displays, except by interpreters.

Visited November 2013
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Bay City, Michigan
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“Wonderful collection including Van Briggle pottery”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I went back to this museum to take some pictures of the Van Briggle pottery--we collect them--and enjoyed looking at their newest exhibit about the forest fires that ravaged Waldo Canyon and Black Forest. Excellent job!! The permanent exhibits tell the story of the Springs from its earliest day and the second floor boasts a restored court room that was once used for a Perry Mason movie. Very enjoyable and FREE!!!

Visited May 2014
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Great building and museum, especiallly with the tour”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Called in for the free tour "Windows into History" tour on Saturday at 12pm. The volunteer was very easy going and knowledgeable. Even if you can't do "the tour" the museum you can do a self-guided one or if you just go for a wander the exhibtis are interesting and well labelled. One of the permanent exhibits is a room that was one of the old courts, nicely restored but keeping the original style and decor.
If you have a couple of hours to spare and want to know more about the area this is a good place to visit.

Visited May 2014
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