The Penrose Heritage Museum, Colorado Springs

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The Penrose Heritage Museum showcases the life and legacy of entrepreneur and philanthropist Spencer Penrose and his wife Julie. From the carriage used in the 1841 Presidential Inauguration to Robby Unser's open wheel Chevy, The Penrose Heritage Museum is the ideal place to spark imagination. Admission is free.
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  • We weren't sure what to expect from the Penrose since it is tucked into the Broadmoor complex. But we were determined to visit anyway. We were met by Jason the curator and he gave us an overview of wh...  more »
  • With the Penrose Heritage Museum having free admission we weren't expecting much but wow, were we ever impressed!!! The carriage part of the museum was excellent but we enjoyed the Pikes Peak Hill Cli...  more »
  • Met the Jason the curator, a congenial fellow who is excited about his museum. Be sure to check out the Pikes Peak Hill climb vehicles beside the carriages. The old Cadillac is worth stopping by. Park...  more »
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  • Jason, the curator was phenomenal! Short, but engaging visit. Awesome things to see, and the Hill Climb video was informative as well as entertaining!
  • This museum is great! It is free and was not busy when we went. The man that worked there that day was so sweet and lovely. He even gave advice on what to see across the street! The museum included many race cars that have raced Pikes Peak hill climb. There are also a lot of artifacts from Mr. Penrose and his family. I would recommend it!
  • This was super cool. We didn't intend to stop here, just happened on it while we were driving around by the Broadmoor. It's free, and the lovely curator will validate your parking. Beautiful carriages and historic cars. The items come from a personal collection, and tell the 19th century story of transportation in the area, as well as the early days of car racing on Pikes Peak.
  • Quixotic collection of memorabilia, mainly carriages, also saddles, harness kir, guns, and Indian garb. Also pikes peak hill climb cars and stuff.
  • This is a great museum with information pertaining to the region, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb and the Penrose's. One side is full of carriages and the other is dedicated to the hill climb. Admission is free, so consider stopping by, especially if you're staying near the Broadmoor. The curator was very helpful and had lots of great information to share.