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History Colorado Center, Denver

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  • Impressive in name and building, but only offers a modest taste of history, with a few aspects of CO history highlighted in a rather large and grand space which doesn't seem to fit the exhibits. I lov...  more »
  • Highlights: the treatment of the Japanese in World War 2, the mountain community set up for and by African Americans in Colorado stories, the Keota display of a town in the 1920s and the Denver dioram...  more »
  • This was a fun way to spend a few hours with the kids. We learned a lot about the area's history amd there are a lot of interactive exhibits. My kid's favorite had to be the silver mining experience. ...  more »
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  • I would have loved to stay longer and see the bottom floor, but the kids groups were out of control. I would think that the kids would have boundaries and talk with inside voices, but I guess that's just not gonna happen in this day and age. The top floor had a wonderful exhibit of paintings from different decades. The interactive section was fun, but my son was constantly forced off of whatever he was looking at by the school groups. I wish we had gone on a different day.
  • Very disappointed - - the old museum had wonderful displays detailing the history and time frame of Colorado's development. The displays that are in the "new" museum are more "Disneyland". It's sad to think that History Colorado spent so much money on the building and are not using the collections they have now stored away to advantage. The loss is to the people who visit and of course to Colorado.
  • This place was pretty cool to experience. I love museums and history so they had some very interesting exhibits. For example, I did not know they had Japanese internment camps here and they had a very neat exhibit on that. Also, military gets in free.
  • Had a nice time with my kids here. All the exhibits are kid friendly and well laid out.
  • This is a grandiose and massively expensive taxpayer funded building in search of interesting exhibits. The cost of admission is very high for the content inside. $50 for a family of five. A lot of the exhibits are more something you'd see in a state visitor center and not really "history". You won't find anything to do with the states geology here or much about ecology. The exhibits seem to have a very "manifest destiny" "this land is ours for exploiting" theme.

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Where to stay in Denver

For a touch of class near all Denver's major attractions, book a room at one of the city's historical hotels, built during the late-19th century silver rush. Denver's oldest hotels feature opulent oak furnishings, silver chandeliers, and frescoed walls, as well as spacious rooms packed with high-tech gadgets. If you're planning your visit on a limited budget, consider the affordable hostels and bed and breakfasts located outside the central part of town. Alternatively, you can also stay at one of the mid-range hotels near the airport.
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