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“Small Museum with Interesting Exhibits: Beautiful Drive”

North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Small Museum with Interesting Exhibits: Beautiful Drive”
Reviewed 4 June 2012

The Starsmore Discovery Center is a great place to take young children. They especially enjoy handling the hides, pelts, antlers and bones upstairs, and playing with the sand table downstairs. The sand table has plaster casts of various animal footprints and every kid loves to stamp the prints into the sand and then smooth them away with the plexiglass scrapers. There was an exhibit that allowed you to view various minerals in black light, but I can't guarantee it's working now. Kids love to see the brilliant colors appear on an otherwise drab rock.
The drive up North Cheyenne Canyon is beautiful anytime of year and a great way to stay in touch with how the seasons are advancing through the natural world.

Visited May 2012
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SD
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57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice trails, tiny discovery center”
Reviewed 4 June 2012

Beautiful park with lots of well-maintained trails and beautiful scenery. Parking around trailheads was almost full on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Helen Hunt falls is a pretty spot, We also made the trek up to Silver Falls (lots of steps on that trail). The discovery center was about a 10-minute stop for us. It's small, but making an effort. On the trails we saw many families with young kids and several dogs on leashes.

Visited June 2012
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Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great kid hike. Take a picnic.”
Reviewed 1 June 2012

This is a manageable hike for all ages. There is plenty of shade.
You will cross multiple little bridges and creeks. The kids like the fools gold gathering in the creek edges. Take a picnic lunch to break it up.

Visited July 2011
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Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Starsmore”
Reviewed 30 May 2012

This house used to sit on the corner of Nevada and Cheyenne Road, where the McDonalds is located now. Colorado Springs is very proud of the new home for this lovely house. Great hiking too.

Visited May 2012
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Great hike!”
Reviewed 29 May 2012

We were trying to find the Mt. Cutler Trail but ended up on a different trail. Either way, it was great. The scenery was awesome and the drive up to the trailhead was very cool. Went through 2 tunnels.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Michelle W
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